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Upgrading Lance

Post Date: 2020-07-29

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    Posted: 29 Jul 2020 at 2:55pm
Hello,

I bought a Lance back in 2014, and was thinking about making some upgrades to it for gaming. I'm not really familiar with hardware, so any help would be appreciated!
Can I just look at the specs for the laptops they're selling now to get an idea of what hardware can be used, or is there more to it then that? I started looking at CPU upgrades, and then got into the weeds of maybe needing to upgrade the motherboard, so I figured it might be better to get some input.

Here's the current configuration of my laptop:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lance 15.6 Inch Laptop (Model: S:8258)
Display: 15.6 Inch (16:9) (Resolution: 1920 x 1080) (Anti-glare) LED-Backlit Display
Processor: Intel Core i7 4810MQ (Up to 3.80Ghz) (Quad Core) (6MB Cache)
Thermal Compound: Stock CPU and GPU Thermal Compound
Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
mSATA SSD: - No Thanks
Storage Drive 1: 500GB Solid State - Samsung 840 EVO
Storage Drive 2: - No Thanks
Wireless Card: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Card(s): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 6GB with NVIDIA Battery Boost + NVIDIA Optimus
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Jul 2020 at 4:52am
As far as I understand, laptops are not engineered to be very upgradeable at all. That's especially true the older the laptop. They are designed specifically to cram as many parts THAT FIT into a uniquely designed space. As time goes on and tech advances, the same configurations of things like motherboards and hard drives are usually nothing like they were years before. I might guess it's not impossible to do, but how you would know what fits your 6 year old "box" would seem to be nearly unknowable.
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  Quote SnowandSand Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Jul 2020 at 9:43pm
My first purchase from DS was a Laptop back in 2013 and I had planned on upgrading to a 2nd GTX 680M in the future until I realized how much more laptop parts cost. I believe the storage is easy but anything else is a bit harder and costly.
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