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Is it possible to replace the Lenovo Y50's GTX 960M to a GTX 980M?

Hello everyone!
I have had this laptop for a long time, about 1-2 years now and I was wondering to switch the GTX 960M to a GTX 980M although I am not sure if this swap is possible. Could anyone enlighten me i this is possible? If possible, should I also remove my HDD (1TB) and switch to a SSD? I feel that perhaps an SSD could work better. I also game alot, right now I have DOOM (2016), Black Ops 3, GTA V, Bioshock Infinite, Modern Warfare 3, The Division and other games. 
These are my current specs:

Laptop: Lenovo Y50(-Y70 series)
CPU: Intel i7-4720HQ CPU@2.60 GHz
Memory: 16GB RAM
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60GHz
Driver version: 365.19 
GTX 960M
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
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Re: Is it possible to replace the Lenovo Y50's GTX 960M to a GTX 980M?

Unfortunately, the GPU is soldered to the motherboard. Lenovo's highest offering as of today is still a 960m, so you won't be able to upgrade it as there's no motherboard with the 980m currently.


As for the hard drive, you can replace any hard drive with an SSD, depending on the connection type. Refer to page 39 and forward of the Hardware Maintenance Manual:

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