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Thinking about getting a Dell XPS 15z How far can I upgrade it though?

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July 5, 2013 2:50:12 PM

I read that it is NOT a soidered GPU or CPU but my question is will the motherboard support a 3rd or 4th gen i7 if i dish out the cash for it, and Can I put a Gefore nVidia GeForce GTX 670M instead of the 640m?

The CPU i want to put is Intel Core i7-3630QM

it's like I said I know they aren't intergrated so my real question is combidiblity issues?
the best I7 i've seen it sold with is 3612QM.

Let me know or if you got a simular idea of something else that would be a better fit for a cheap price shoot it out to me and I might ditch this idea altogether

I might not actualy go with the 670m I just want to know if it would fit for the knowing how far I can go is more of the answer i'm looking for but I will be trying to use this laptop for gaming, Not on Ultra or lowest graphics. high would be nicer than medium tho.

Thanks

PS This isn't the only option I AM looking at and I'm not in any rush I'm just thinking this is cheap decent option and I'm trying to make sure I'm right on the money with that.

Right now for laptop gaming I'm currently on a Dell vostro 3400 i3 with game booster it's working, but it's just not cutting it anymore. Everything that does work has to be on lowest graphics but I do play Starcraft 2 HOTS online on the go.

DO NOT suggest a Desktop Please I already have a very good one I just want a decent option for when I Am on the go

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July 5, 2013 2:59:45 PM

you can perhaps upgrade it with a lot of modding, but at the end of the day you'll have two MAJOR limitations staring at you:

1. battery life
2. heat dissipation

while the first can be somewhat ignored, the 2nd can't. the Dell xps 15z isn't build to handle the type of heat the parts you mention will dish out, and your computer will end up down throttling.

so all in all, while I don't think upgrades that far is possible, even if you somehow do it, it still won't give you worthwhile performance
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July 5, 2013 3:06:36 PM

vmem said:
you can perhaps upgrade it with a lot of modding, but at the end of the day you'll have two MAJOR limitations staring at you:

1. battery life
2. heat dissipation

while the first can be somewhat ignored, the 2nd can't. the Dell xps 15z isn't build to handle the type of heat the parts you mention will dish out, and your computer will end up down throttling.

so all in all, while I don't think upgrades that far is possible, even if you somehow do it, it still won't give you worthwhile performance


any suggestions for a better fit?
the battery life isnt my biggest worry travel still has outlets

heat is very understandable. it is why im asking before trying the modifing first
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