BlacKICEUA
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Alienware 17 R4 (210-AJST) Upgrade with CPU and GPU

Hi.
My Alienware 17 R4 configuration:
DELL Alienware 17 R4 (210-AJST) Part Number 9872G 
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6143 MB

I want to upgrade my GPU or upgrade system board with cooling system to another one with other GPU.
As i found on this link (Radeon 470) this series also can be with GPU AMD Radeon 470.
Can i buy this system board and can I install it into my laptop?
Is the CPU also upgradable on the my Alienware 17 R4?

Thank you for your reply.

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JOcean
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Re: Alienware 17 R4 (210-AJST) Upgrade with CPU and GPU

The CPU is soldered onto the mainboard, so you would have to replace the entire mainboard to have a different CPU and GPU. As for the GPU, the 1060 6Gb version is far superior to the RX 470. According to Game Debate (www.game-debate.com)  the 1060 is 203% better performance so you would see a huge performance decrease with that GPU.




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BlacKICEUA
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Re: Alienware 17 R4 (210-AJST) Upgrade with CPU and GPU

Yep. I know that AMD is far slower. But I need AMD Radeon for developer purposes.

Main question: where I can buy new mainboard?

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ejn63
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Re: Alienware 17 R4 (210-AJST) Upgrade with CPU and GPU

New - nowhere.  They'll all be refurbished.  These systems don't sell in large numbers, and this model not being that old, the parts supply won't be enormous.  Try EBay.

 

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