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01-26-2022 11:23 PM
I've inherited my Dad's old G6-2298sa with an i3-3110m processor and intel 4000 graphics, is it possible to swap the motherboard for something that's faster and possibly a dedicated graphics card?
01-27-2022 09:48 AM
Yes, but don't do it 🙂
Firstly, unless you REALLY know what you are doing and are experienced, you will most likely render the PC useless.
Secondly, a new mobo/cpu would cost more than getting a new PC. It is also a BIG job, even for a pro.
Third, it is a cheaper consumer line (Paviliion) so taking it apart is difficult and you will most likely crack the plastic case.
If it doesn't have an SSD, get one. That will make a HUGE difference. I have about 4 HP (all elitebook) laptops and even a 13 yr old HP 6930p is surprisingly fast with an SSD. Reading the specs, one would laugh (Core 2 Duo, 4G, from 2008), but for Office apps, browsing, and 95% of tasks more people NEED (not want), it is fine.
If you are a gamer, forget everything I said and get a tower and built your own, but expect to pay $1500-2000+
Unless you are a gamer or do heavy duty Photoshop (huge files), video editing, or 3D modeling, you DO NOT need a dedicated graphics card.
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