Inside ASUS TUF FX705 – disassembly and upgrade options
ASUS TUF FX705 is a 17-inch version of the extremely popular TUF FX505. In addition to that, it also comes in a wide variety of options, going from Intel 8th Gen. CPUs to AMD Ryzen 3000H processors.
ASUS TUF Gaming FX705
- Intel Core i5-8300H
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
- 32GB RAM
- 512GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
1. Remove the bottom plate
After you remove all of the screws, you need to do some careful prying to pop the bottom panel off its place. Make sure you keep track of the location of each screw, as some of them differ in length.
This device features a 64Wh battery. Interestingly, the AMD version manages to provide a lot more battery life than the Intel one. If you want to upgrade your system, the first thing you need to do is to remove the connector from the motherboard. On the other side, if removing the battery is your gig, there are three screws that hold it in place.
3. Memory and storage
The TUF FX705 is easily upgradable, having an M.2 slot with NVMe support, one SATA slot, occupied by a FireCuda SSHD, as well as two RAM DIMMs.
4. Cooling system
In terms of cooling, there are only two heat pipes – one solely used for the GPU and one cooling both of the chips. This may impede the thermal efficiency.