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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎07-04-2016
Location: UK
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Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 Intel HD graphics 5500

Hey everyone, its my first time posting so please be gentle lol.

hope you can help.  I have a Lenovo Z51-70 with intel graphics 5500.  I would like to upgrade or add another graphics card to it so that I can start playing better games on my laptop and to also increase the fps.  Can someone please tell me if this is possible and suggest a suitable graphics card?


I will look to upgrade the ram at a later date to the max 16gb..


Processor - I7-5500U @ 2.4ghz


OS - Windows 10


Many thanks for your help and suggestions Smiley Happy

Retired Support Specialist
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Registered: ‎12-24-2015
Location: IN
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Re: Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 Intel HD graphics 5500

Hi there, Athena-

Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.


As per the datasheet, you can upgrade Up to AMD R9-M375/ AMD Meso XT/ AMD Meso XT and Tropo XT2/AMD Exo Pro


For more details, click here


However, here's what you can do without spending a single penny on new hardware.


  1. Get the latest drivers for your graphics card
  2. Optimise game settings
  3. Check and benchmark performance
  4. Use optimisation software

Update us how it goes.








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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎07-09-2015
Location: US
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Re: Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 Intel HD graphics 5500

Unfortunately this one is one of those where with the exception of the ram and Wi-Fi card and hdd and odd there are no other interfaces to be added or removed there is no slot inside for a video card the models of this laptop that have the amd dgpu have 2 or 4 gb of ddr3l and a gpu physically soldered to the motherboard. Paired with a painfully inadequate cooling solution this laptop struggles to play games due to heavy throttling that it has to do once the gpu and cpu saturate the undersized cooling solution.


To tell the truth your model is probably the one best off of the line as it does not have the dgpu to overwhelm the cooling solution it only has to deal with the heat produced by the i7 5500u


I also had issues with memory compatibility.

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