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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎07-20-2015
Location: yemen
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Ideapad Z500 Gpu upgrade

I bought an Ideapad Z500 a year and a half ago with the following specs :

-Core i7-3632QM 2.20ghz

-6GB ram ddr3

-Nvidia gt635m 2GB

-Windows 8 enterprise 64bit

is it possible to upgrade ram to 8 gigs and also upgrade the gpu to a Nvidia 645m or 740m or 840m or any better GPU.

My friend have the same laptop but with a gt 740m 1GB

And is it possible to make my laptop specs like the one below

BrandLenovo
Item Weight2.2 Kg
Product Dimensions51.4 x 33.6 x 8 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model number59367151
SeriesIdeapad Z500
ColorDark Chocolate
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i7
Processor Speed2.2 GHz
Processor Count4
RAM Size8 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Graphics Card DescriptionNvidia GeForce GT740
Graphics RAM TypeVRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size2 GB

 

Retired Support Specialist
Posts: 4,447
Registered: ‎04-22-2013
Location: Philippines
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Re: Ideapad Z500 Gpu upgrade

Hi abodialansi,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

This configuration with the RAM is OK

 

Based on the Datasheet of your model This can go to 8GB / 16GB

Ive highlighted the option you prefer with the RAM

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About the Discrete NVIDIA GPU, Itis soldered to the Mainboard thus not letting any upgrade to it.

Upgrading the board means upgrading the whole Motherboard, which might not be preferred since it may only give you a minimal upgrade in terms of performance.

 

Hope this info helped

Cheers!



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Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-20-2015
Location: yemen
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Re: Ideapad Z500 Gpu upgrade

Thank u so much @Solid_Cruver and i think iam going to buy a new laptop so what do u recommend from Lenovo.
I want to play games such as arkham knight at 1080p with high setting and 60 fps
Retired Support Specialist
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Re: Ideapad Z500 Gpu upgrade

Hi abodialansi,

 

Thanks for Posting!

 

You might want to check this Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRq76BnTGLE

 

Regards

Solid Cruver

 

 



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802.11n
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Registered: ‎06-02-2014
Location: Houston, Texas
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Re: Ideapad Z500 Gpu upgrade

The best Lenovo laptop for gaming is the Y50. They ship with an i7 @ 2.6GHz and a GTX 960M, either 2GB or 4GB VRAM. If you want to play texture intense games at high resolution, you might wanto to opt for the 4GB model. I'd recommend not getting the UHD model and just go with 1080p; it's plenty for gaming and the 4k screen has a ton of issues.

 

Y50-70 - Model 59440654 is the best deal right now, with the 4GB GTX 960 and 16GB RAM for $1099.

Y510p: i7 4700MQ (Overclocked to 3.6GHz), SLI GT 755M (Each Overclocked 111MHz), Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2133MHz, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot 128GB, Intel Wireless-AC 7260, Windows 10 Home
Dell XPS 13 (2015): i5 5200U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB 1600MHz, 128GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 802.11ac WLAN, Windows 10 Home (School Laptop)
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