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I have two HP laptops. Can I combine anything to make one better laptop?

#1Shark_LaserPosted 2/19/2014 5:19:50 PM
The first is a G60-249WM. Specs:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01634452&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3860212

The second is a G60-519WM. Specs:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01860421&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4039377

The graphics card in the 249 overheats. It's gotten worse over the years, to the point where it only lasts 5 minutes (even with a cooling pad) before shutting off from overheating.

The 519 was given to me by a friend and works perfectly.

I was hoping I could at least combine the RAM or something. The 249 is a better laptop, but like I said, it has serious cooling issues...
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#2kill2thisPosted 2/19/2014 5:32:23 PM
Nope.
#3GTRagnarokPosted 2/19/2014 5:39:37 PM
If it's getting worse over time, then it just probably needs to be dusted out.
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#4Shark_Laser(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 5:51:46 PM
GTRagnarok posted...
If it's getting worse over time, then it just probably needs to be dusted out.


I actually took the laptop apart and cleaned it thoroughly, and it still didn't help. It's a known issue with that model, though, so I figured there wasn't much else I could do.
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#5squarenixfan119Posted 2/19/2014 9:49:36 PM
You sure it is the gpu and not the cpu? Either way, new thermal paste?
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#6PsythikPosted 2/19/2014 10:49:12 PM(edited)
You could put the RAM from the CeLOLron into the AMD PC if there's a free slot. The hard drives are also swappable. If they both had the same socket you might be able to swap CPUs (but they don't). Some laptops let you upgrade the GPU if it was dedicated but they're extremely rare.
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#7Shark_Laser(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 8:09:46 AM
TBH I haven't taken that laptop out of a closet in over a year, so my memory is a little hazy. I seem to recall being positive it was the GPU, but I never tried new thermal paste. I didn't realize GPUs had heatsinks and paste like CPUs. I'll look into that this weekend.
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#8kill2thisPosted 2/20/2014 8:38:52 AM
Psythik posted...
You could put the RAM from the CeLOLron into the AMD PC if there's a free slot. The hard drives are also swappable. If they both had the same socket you might be able to swap CPUs (but they don't). Some laptops let you upgrade the GPU if it was dedicated but they're extremely rare.


Laptop board supports a maximum of 3GB RAM it already has 4GB, (both models have 3GB so I can't see that working) HDD's are swappable but exactly the same size and spec so no point.
#9Bossdog421Posted 2/20/2014 8:50:27 AM
It's like taping to PCs together
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#10Shark_Laser(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 9:04:15 AM
Bossdog421 posted...
It's like taping to PCs together

I could download twice the amount of RAM if they're taped together, right?
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