The ASUS ROG GL502VM features an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 graphics card and comes with a 15.6 inch IPS FHD screen, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD.
The biggest feature of this game laptop is to upgrade the graphics card to NVIDIA’s latest Pascal GTX 10 series graphics card: GTX1060, its performance stronger than GTX970 desktop graphics and GTX980M notebook graphics, it is currently the best mobile graphics performance than the energy consumption.
It uses a sinking shaft design. All the ports are concentrated on both sides of the fuselage. Among them, the left side of the ROG GL502VM provides power jack, RJ-45, Mini DP, HDMI, USB 3 and USB TYPE-C port.
The right side of the fuselage provides headphone jack, 2 USB3.0, card reader (support MMC/SDHC/SDXC) and security keyhole. For a 15.6-inch game laptop, the number of ROG GL502VM interface is relatively rich.
In this guide, we are going to show you how to remove and upgrade the SSD, RAM and HDD on ASUS ROG GL502VM
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1. Removing the bottom case
2. ASUS ROG GL502VM RAM upgrade & Install
3. ASUS ROG GL502VM M.2 PCIe SSD upgrade & Removal
Although the ROG GL502VM’s M.2 slot supports PCIe 3.0 and NVMe protocol, and the price of the laptop is not cheap, but ASUS is still only equipped with an M.2 SATA SSD.
Here’s Samsung 128GB CM871 SSD.
4. ASUS ROG GL502VM hard drive upgrade & Removal
5. Removing the wireless card
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.
Unplug two antenna cables from the wireless card and take the card out of its slot.
Intel 8260NGW Wi-Fi card, the rate of 867MBPS, it supports 2.4G/5GHZ dual-band, M.2 port.
6. Removing the heat sink and cooling fan
ASUS ROG GL502VM’s cooling module uses the dual fan and three copper pipes design, CPU and GPU are covered by two heat pipes, there is a heat pipe connected to the heat sink of the fans. Unscrew the screws will be able to remove the fan and heatsink, clean the dust is very easy.
The GL502VM keyboard, screen, cooling fan, and adapter are available in our parts store.