Laptop Upgrade (HELP)

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I am looking to upgrade the graphics card, cpu and ram on my laptop. Can somebody advise which upgrades would be compatible and suitable? Thank you.

Is it even worth it? The only reason I'm looking to upgrade is because the laptop is pretty banged up. Different components making annoying noises etc. The housing will also need replaced or fixed.
I can't afford to buy another desktop or laptop right now and I thought maybe trying to fix what I already own would be a better option.

Summary:
Operating System
Windows 10 Home



CPU
Intel Core i7 7700HQ @ 2.80GHz
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology

Cores 4
Threads 8
Name Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Code Name Kaby Lake
Package Socket 1440 FCBGA
Technology 14nm
Specification Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model E
Extended Model 9E
Stepping 9
Revision B0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, Intel 64, NX, VMX, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3
Virtualization Supported, Enabled
Hyperthreading Supported, Enabled
Stock Core Speed 2800 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 100 MHz





RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots 2
Used memory slots 1
Free memory slots 1
Memory



SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 1
Slot #1
Type Unknown
Size 16384 MBytes
Manufacturer Crucial Technology
Max Bandwidth DDR4-2134 (1067 MHz)
Week/year 28 / 17
Type Unknown
Size 16384 MBytes
Channels # Single
DRAM Frequency 1064.1 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 15 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 15 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 15 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 36 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T


Motherboard
ODM MS-16K2 (U3E1)
Manufacturer ODM
Model MS-16K2 (U3E1)
Version REV:1.0
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Kaby Lake
Chipset Revision 05
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model HM175




Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 630 (MSI)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (MSI) -
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Model GeForce GTX 1060
Device ID 10DE-1C20
Revision A2
Subvendor MSI (1462)
SLI Disabled




Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 (SATA )
238GB THNSN5256GPU7 TOSHIBA (Unknown (SSD))





Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Computer type: Notebook
 

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Laptops are rarely as upgradeable as people want them to be.

Your CPU, i7 7700HQ :
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/97185/intel-core-i7-7700hq-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3-80-ghz.html

BGA socket, soldered directly to the motherboard. Can't change it.


GPU is almost certainly board mounted as well. Again, not changeable.


RAM:
You already have 16GB, in a single stick.
Adding another 16GB in the free slot is unlikely to help, unless you are already running out of that 16GB.

Thank you for getting back to me! really appreciate it
 

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