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Motherboard upgrade for W550s

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Motherboard upgrade for W550s

#1 Post by poliorcetes » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:48 am

Hi people,

I'm quite tired of my W550s performance. Display is exquisite, and general building quality too, but that [censored] CPU cannot sustain sizeable workloads

I would renounce to Quadro GPU in order to get more CPU squeeze

Do you know if there is an aftermarket alternative??

Thanks in advance

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Re: Motherboard upgrade for W550s

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:19 am

On the W550s the CPU is soldered, plus it is a low-voltage CPU, so forget about a CPU upgrade, let alone a quad-core.
I would suggest to look at the previous generation W540 or W541 (preferred) instead.
They were the last ones (plus the T440p) with an upgradable CPU.

Or spend a lot more money and hunt for a P51.
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Re: Motherboard upgrade for W550s

#3 Post by poliorcetes » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:19 am

Thanks, RealBlackStuff. But I mean the entire motherboard. Do you know if there is an aftermarket replacement with a less [censored] CPU? After certain W10 upgrades, performance dropped abysmally...

I have been searching for an entire motherboard replacement, without result. I would like to know if that is possible or not.

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Re: Motherboard upgrade for W550s

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:10 am

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Re: Motherboard upgrade for W550s

#5 Post by poliorcetes » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:48 pm

darn

Thank you very much. It’s a shame that such a nice device has been handicapped so much

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