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GPU and CPU Upgrade Options

Wil

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I am currently running a NVIDIA 240M and an i7 720QM.
I've read a bunch online but I can't seem to find a straight up answer on what the best performing option is for the money. the easier the install the better and I'm not concerned having to get a bigger power supply.
Thanks
 

SWAT_Glock

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Welcometo AWO. How much memory do you have? What type of storage drive do you have for the OS? HHD or SSD?
 

Wil

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Welcometo AWO. How much memory do you have? What type of storage drive do you have for the OS? HHD or SSD?
right now I have 8GB of RAM and a 300 GB HHD however I plan on upgrading to 16GB and a 500GB SSD
 

SWAT_Glock

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right now I have 8GB of RAM and a 300 GB HHD however I plan on upgrading to 16GB and a 500GB SSD
16BG of ram is good. You will see better performance with an SSD vs HDD. I have 3 Samsund SSDs in my laptop. :)
 

MattyB

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CPU will be pretty easy to swap out if you want to. Just need to get the right one for your machine. I put a 920XM in an old M15x once. You definitely need a GPU upgrade though. You could try something like a 680m. You'd need a bigger power supply though. It's not hard to do but you will need a modded driver to make it work.
 
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