02-25-2016 02:24 PM
Just 3 questions <3
1. For the upcoming game of "Black Desert",
I was wondering if there was any way to upgrade my GPU (Nvidia Geforce 555M (notebook))
I understand it's soildered into the motherboard, but is it possiable to do an external GPU for the laptop?
2. Also whenever i switch from integrated graphics card (Intel 3000) to my Nvidia 555M, the GPU heat SKYROCKETS from 45 C to 80C, Is that a danger zone? Or is my laptop able to handle it?
3. What cooling devices can i use for this laptop?
(I already re-applied new thermal paste)
02-29-2016 09:45 AM
HI 6east ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Laptop GPU mobile card is soldered onboard so its like replacing the motherboard for the GPU upgrade .
As you mentioned DIY external GPU has been offered .
Check on the available features of your machine from the hardware manual and check for compatibility of those external GPU as assured to be working. Specifications page would give you the main details .
Regarding the temperature, depending on the games requirements and features . normally 80- 85 degrees are considered heavy load but machines can take it but is not really good at long gaming hours due to laptops compressed structures. Thermal regulation would simply shut it down to prevent damage and this typically would be happening at 100-105 degrees and up .
About cooling device , aside from thermal paste , youcan use and external docking fan would help (internal fan replacing the cd drive are alternate choice) .
Keeping the graphics setting at low and keeping vents from obstructions (some would lift the filter pad and even removing the optical drive ) would allow better air flow .
Hope this helps add information that you can use.
02-29-2016 01:43 PM
Hi 6east ,
I would be best to review on which external GPU and likewise costings that would work best for your specific model since we still don't have other users that have checked on this option.