Question Help with upgrades for Asus K53E?

Miroslav Milosevic

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Hello everyone i bought Asus K53E yesterday for 30$. It has B950. 4gb ram (2x2),300gb hdd and intel hd2000.
I plan to upgrade it with I7,2x4gb ram and SSD.
I have 3 questions:
  1. Can i go with stronger cpu then I7 2670qm? It has 45W tdp like I7 2760QM
  2. There are some I7 3XXX that use same socket , and HM65 is supporting 3rd gen intel. Did anyone tried that?
  3. Does anyone has bios moded for any cpu stronger than 2670qm? Thanks
 
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To answer for all your cpu related questions your laptop chipset supports and has been also sold with i7 sandy bridge cpu:s : http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket G2 (rPGA988B).html

All the i5 i7 - 3000 series cpu:s are ivy bridge and that is gen3 which is not supported dont bother with it. There is rare motherboards with that chipset which supports gen3 but yours dont, whatever bios mods you do that wont help.

Just pick i7-26xx model, atleast i7 2630QM and i7-2670qm works (later one is 4 core 8 thread) .

thing is these cpu:s raise your thermals through the roof. Workaround is to either use best non conductive thermal paste like thermal grizzly kryonaut and laptop cooling pad or modify the heatsink, add thermal pads to move heat from chips to laptop case. Looking more closely i7-27xx and newer sandy bridge cpu:s have different core stepping which might of been added in later bios firmware updates, or you might have to look for bios mods. To be safe i would get 4 core 8 thread i7-2670qm to save some time.

You can also upgrade ram to 2x4gb 1333MHz (PC3-10600) buy used to find cheap deal. (not needed unless you get egpu)

Laptop also supports sata3 speeds so SSD would be great idea and its never waste of money cause you can use it in new laptop /desktop pc aswell later on.

One last point is you gain literally nothing from getting i7 cpu unless you get eGPU setup from the wifi slot (mpcie) , asus motherbaords wont whitelist egpu:s so you should make this work, example here (forget that awful GPU casing he has going there) :
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2qVZnGipUk


More reading on egpu here : https://egpu.io/best-egpu-buyers-guide/#mPCIe-interface
 
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Miroslav Milosevic

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To answer for all your cpu related questions your laptop chipset supports and has been also sold with i7 sandy bridge cpu:s : http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket G2 (rPGA988B).html

All the i5 i7 - 3000 series cpu:s are ivy bridge and that is gen3 which is not supported dont bother with it. There is rare motherboards with that chipset which supports gen3 but yours dont, whatever bios mods you do that wont help.

Just pick i7-26xx model, atleast i7 2630QM and i7-2670qm works (later one is 4 core 8 thread) .

thing is these cpu:s raise your thermals through the roof. Workaround is to either use best non conductive thermal paste like thermal grizzly kryonaut and laptop cooling pad or modify the heatsink, add thermal pads to move heat from chips to laptop case. Looking more closely i7-27xx and newer sandy bridge cpu:s have different core stepping which might of been added in later bios firmware updates, or you might have to look for bios mods. To be safe i would get 4 core 8 thread i7-2670qm to save some time.

You can also upgrade ram to 2x4gb 1333MHz (PC3-10600) buy used to find cheap deal. (not needed unless you get egpu)

Laptop also supports sata3 speeds so SSD would be great idea and its never waste of money cause you can use it in new laptop /desktop pc aswell later on.

One last point is you gain literally nothing from getting i7 cpu unless you get eGPU setup from the wifi slot (mpcie) , asus motherbaords wont whitelist egpu:s so you should make this work, example here (forget that awful GPU casing he has going there) :
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2qVZnGipUk


More reading on egpu here : https://egpu.io/best-egpu-buyers-guide/#mPCIe-interface
Hi. I know about egpu. Will try it with rx570. Laptop will be used for work only (Dreamwiever, Notepad++,Word. Excel, Web) and youtube. It is all working on B950 atm(1440p using google chorme).
I plan to install ssd and 2x4gb ram. But i was looking at http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/HM65_Express.html and there you see 3670QE which has 45w (as 2670qm) tdp so i was thinking if it can be done. Its more experiment than must do. In the end i will go with bios mod for I7 2760qm (45w tdp) but 3670QE cought my eye because of hd4000.
 

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i7-3xxx series (ivy bridge) is not supported, i rememeber myself trying to upgrade one to laptop with HM65 chipset and had long talks with few people from bios-mods about adding microcode support for it, would of been too tough of a task without money. It is special motherboards with hm65 chipset which had support for gen3.

I7 2760qm has unsupported core stepping and none of the bios updates for your motherboard supports that, you would need someone at bios-mods.com to either mod your bios or you to do it youself / find a modded bios already posted.
 

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Just use isoprophyl alcohol 90%+ to remove old thermal paste really good from cpu die and heatsink and apply thermal grizzly kryonaut, you should be able to run it with decent temperatures ,
 

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