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Motherboard upgrade possible with Alienware r3?

Would it possible for me to up grade my Alienware 15 r3 motherboard from a i5 at 2.5 GHz and GTX 1060 to an i7 at 2.9 GHz and GTX 1070?

Update (07/31/2018)

I'm sorry if my question was confusing but I was talking about a motherboard swap. Not just a gpu or CPU replacement specifically.

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Hi,

Short answer is No.

The cpu and gpu are hard mounted onto the systemboard. You’d have to replace the systemboard.

Here’s a link to the service manual

Here’s an image taken from the service manual that shows the cpu and gpu on the systemboard after the removal of the heatsink.

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Yes, It is Very much Possible to that with Step by Step Guide, (:

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