Inside Dell G15 5511 – disassembly and upgrade options

Just like the AMD version, the G15 5511 is super easy to disassemble. Likewise, servicing the thermal paste is not very easy, as you need to flip the motherboard. This makes the process a bit longer and slightly more tedious for most people.

Check out all Dell G15 5511 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

To get inside of this notebook, you need to undo 8 Phillips-head screws. After that, gently pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, and slide it away.

2. Battery

Here, you will find a 56Wh battery pack.

3. Мemory and storage

Thankfully, both the memory and the storage can be upgraded. This happens thanks to two SODIMM slots for RAM, and two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for SSDs.

4. Cooling system

To get access to the cooling solution you have to remove the entire motherboard. Before you do that, undo the four Phillips-head screws from the plastic bracket on the back. Then, pull it backwards.

After that, remove the Wi-Fi card and its cables. What you need to do next is to remove all the cable connectors. Be careful, as some of them are very fragile. Additionally, there are some screws that need to be removed. They are of Phillips type. Lastly, remove the motherboard with the fans, and the USB daughterboard from the chassis.

Here, you can see that the cooling comprises two heat pipes shared between the CPU and the GPU, as well as one more for each of them. Additionally, there are heat spreaders on top of the graphics memory and the VRM modules.

Check out all Dell G15 5511 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Dell G15 5511 in-depth review

This year, Dell has done a lot of work to make their semi-affordable gaming notebooks appealing to the users. To do so, the manufacturer has taken advantage of its Alienware brand and stole some design features from their series. Hense, the G15 5511 (and 5515) devices were born. The main difference between the two lays in the chipset. Today's device uses Intel's Tiger Lake-H45 architecture, while the 5515 comes with the Zen 3 from AMD.Actually, you can find our review on the G15 5515 Ryzen edition here. And after we are done with this review, we are going to compare both devices. It's wor[...]


  • Relatively affordable
  • 2x RAM SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe slots
  • 120Hz, 165Hz, and 360Hz display options
  • Good cooling
  • Decent battery life


  • Heavier and thicker than the competition
  • Thunderbolt 4 is reserved for the more expensive RTX 3060 model
  • Not the best input devices for gamers
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Dalton Page
Dalton Page
2 years ago

can I change the 1060 4gb Nvidia GPU for something better