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My brother passed away last January this year. I am finally going through his things and was always curious if any part of his laptop could be upgraded. It is a Model G75VX-TS72 Same model can be seen at the following link Refurbished: ASUS Laptop Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3630QM (2.40GHz) 16GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX 17.3" G75VX-TS72 - Newegg.com

I am wondering if the CPU and GPU are upgradable? He used it for gaming for the most part. We raced many races against each other with me on my PC and him on this Laptop. I'm just wondering if I could drop in a different cpu and gpu to make it a little faster with regards to gaming or just over all in general usage like streaming videos etc.

I replaced the SSD in it about 2 years ago with a 1TB SSD as his HDD died on him. It has windows 10 x64 on it atm.

Edit: I did a google search for the cpu in the motherboard and found a list of what I believe could possibly be a list of Intel G2 socketed cpu's that may work in this laptop. pic below shows what I found from the following link. https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i7/Intel-Core i7-3630QM Mobile processor.html

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The cpu that is in it looks like it has a PGA so in theory If possible the Core i7-3940XM would be a sweet little upgrade for the CPU.


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I see a socketed CPU and an MXM-somethingoranother GPU:

Keep in mind the 3940XM is rated for 55w and might get a bit warm if the cooling wasn't designed for it. Given how much these things are going for on eBay, a newer system would probably be a better bang for the buck upgrade.
 

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Sorry to hear about your brother. I get wanting to keep the laptop around for sentimental reasons.

I'm not sure where you would even find something like a 3940XM, and it does raise some questions of whether the laptop's cooling would manage it very well.
 

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Yeah I was suspecting the heat of the 55w XM cpu might be an issue. Next best one running at 45w just like the cpu it has atm is only running at 100Mhz slower on turbo boost cpu model i7 3840QM PGA with default spd of 2.8 and boost speeds of 3.8. I believe it does not have an unlocked multi. Regarding where to get one, most likely the only option would be a used cpu. I wonder if ASUS has under volt options in the bios or if the bios is even accessable.

I have considered the fact that newer would be better in terms of performance but a newer laptop would not be my brothers lap top that has brought us both hours of good times spent racing together online. That and I’m not much of a laptop user atm so buying a new laptop is out of the equation any way. I’m just looking to breath a little more life and performance into this thing.

Looks like the GPU is discrete BGA mounted chip. I wonder if egpu is an option as shown in this video via the WiFi adaptor socket if so equipped

 
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