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Upgrading Laptop CPU

Q: Upgrading Laptop CPU

Hey guys,

I was thinking of getting a better cpu for my laptop, the one i have at the moment is a core 2 duo T6500 2.10ghz (socket P, code name penryn).

I did some reading and came to conclusion that as long as the code name and socket match, i can replace it with any other cpu.

The cpu's i was thinking of are the core 2 duo T9600, T9800 or T9900.

Am i right in thinking it is this straight forward? or will there have to be a BIOS update or something else i have missed, also, are there any better cpu's out there that i could replace it with?


Also, i dont know if this is important, but in Device Manager under Processors, it actually has the T9600 driver instead of the T6500 which is installed, which leads me to belive it could just be a swap job.

The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A500 - 15N with the core 2 duo T6500, 4GB ram and cpu-z is telling me that the bios is version 1.90 and that the chipset is an intel gm45/gm47.

Any info on this would be very helpful and if iv missed any details out jsut gimmi a shout.

oh and i wish everyone a happy new year!

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Upgrading Laptop CPU

Hello,

First nothing is simple on a laptop when upgrading.

I am not sure about your choice for the upgrade as the FSB is quicker than yours!

Look here & think again, perhaps the T9500 is more appropriate?

Products (Formerly Penryn)

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I was just wondering if I should even bother upgrade the CPU for my Sony Vaio PCG-K45. It's a Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor 538 3.2GHZ 533FSB 1 MB L2 Cache. Do laptops support the old pentium 4 Hyper threading technology cpu? I have a lot of computers at home some newer ones as well. I just wanna upgrade this CPU to a better one, if possible.
 

A:Upgrading CPU for an old laptop

It could be risky to try replacing laptop CPUs. If you are careful it might be ok. Remember laptop CPUs are very different from Desktop computer CPUs
 

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Hello Everyone, I am an owner of Lenovo ideadpad 100-15IBD and I want to upgrade it. I am going to upgrade my ram (which is only 4gb) and I want to know if my processor is upgradeable. I need your help please. My laptop specs:Intel core i3-5005u 2.0GhNvidia Geforce 920mRam 4GbSSD or HDD not sure 500Gb I also want to know if my laptop can take 2 sticks of ram

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All I am trying to do is update the laptop that has not moved from "Version 10.0 (Build 10240)" to "Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.36)" like my other laptop and my desktop. Each of the suggestions I have received from anyone tells how to up date from Windows 7 or 8.1. I have done that. Please keep in mind I am a simple thinking old man who likes to think he can do basic IT work rather well.

Thanks

A:One laptop not upgrading

Use one of the following links to download the Windows 10 10586 ISO file.

Media Creation Tool (MCT)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

Tech Bench
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench

I'll use MCT link as example........
Download the Tool > then run it.
Select Upgrade this PC now > that will begin downloading the ISO files.
After the iso is downloaded, RIGHT click at it > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
That will begin the installation.
Since you are doing the upgrade install, you can keep your settings, files and apps, or you can choose to keep nothing.
No product key is required.
Activation is automatic.

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Hey all

I have a Dell Vostro 1500

Specs are:

Operating System: Vista Ultimate
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00ghz
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT
2Gb of ram

And i want to know if it is at all possible to upgrade it? I would like to, one day, upgrade the Processor and Ram and maybe the graphics card.
 

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You can only upgrade the RAM of laptops. (99% of the time) That would do nice for Vista Ultimate.
Get this and install: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ook+Memory)-_-Corsair+Memory++Inc.-_-20145193
 

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Hey guys,

I was thinking of getting a better cpu for my laptop, the one i have at the moment is a core 2 duo T6500 2.10ghz (socket P, code name penryn).

I did some reading and came to conclusion that as long as the code name and socket match, i can replace it with any other cpu.

The cpu's i was thinking of are the core 2 duo T9600, T9800 or T9900.

Am i right in thinking it is this straight forward? or will there have to be a BIOS update or something else i have missed, also, are there any better cpu's out there that i could replace it with?


Also, i dont know if this is important, but in Device Manager under Processors, it actually has the T9600 driver instead of the T6500 which is installed, which leads me to belive it could just be a swap job.

The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A500 - 15N with the core 2 duo T6500, 4GB ram and cpu-z is telling me that the bios is version 1.90 and that the chipset is an intel gm45/gm47.

Any info on this would be very helpful and if iv missed any details out jsut gimmi a shout.

oh and i wish everyone a happy new year!

A:Upgrading Laptop CPU

Hello,

First nothing is simple on a laptop when upgrading.

I am not sure about your choice for the upgrade as the FSB is quicker than yours!

Look here & think again, perhaps the T9500 is more appropriate?

Products (Formerly Penryn)

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i have Toshiba's Dynabook Satellite 2540,a P-II and want to increase its RAM and Graphics any suggestions?
 

A:upgrading laptop

see what's available from toshiba, check with computer repair shops, invest in a new laptop.

dell has some smokin' deals with rebates with bigger harddrives, more ram, cd burner/dvd combos that are hard to beat compared to the dollars you'll spend on upgrades.
 

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I was wondering on what possible processors I could replace my intel i7-5500u with. If a new motherboard is needed to replace it with the new chip, then so be it. Mt laptop is factory stock, with the 16gb RAM, 1tb SSD, and the NVIDIA GeForce. I would just like to have a little stronger cpu, and perferably a 4 core, or maybe even a 6 core if possible. Perfered range of 3.0ghz or higher.  I also saw that some envy laptops can support up to 2 HDD/SSD. If my laptop is able to support that as well, that would be much appreciated. 

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would this ram be ok for what i need?

http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...960195,40380,4294960367,4294960365,4294960118

i currently have a 256mb card, 64mb of which is being used for the graphics so i thought i should upgrade

i have a packard bell Easynote F which uses -
* Requires a 184-pin, non-ECC, PC2700 DDR SDRAM.
* Can accept 128, 256 or 512 MB memory modules.
* Maximum memory capacity: 512 MB

thanks
 

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Hi i have a lenovo g50-30 notebook and i want to do something about my laptops performance.I only have 2gb's of ram now and i've been wondering : Should i try to upgrade my ram ? Or should i go for something else?
Because my computer's performance is already bad,since i have to play an game on low (this applies to all games) and i want to do something , but i dont know if i should try to upgrade my ram Or should i try to buy a SSD . If a laptop's proccesor would have been changeble then i would buy another proccesor .I dont know if i should go with a ram boost or look for an SSD (I need advice)

Curently i have my eyes on :

Kingston HyperX FURY 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM
Geil Evo Veloce Hot-rod Red 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9

Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9
I really need advices on what should i look for .
-ThatRandomGuy
 

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I currently have 1 gig RAM and would like to upgrade substantially. Can anyone tell me (1) can my system be upgraded and if so (2) do I need to take it in to a tech shop? Thank you!
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Compaq nx6325 (RB546UA#ABA)
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1596 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1595 Mhz
Dual core AMD Turion 50
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 68TT2 Ver. F.06, 12/21/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
 

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Hi! I've got a laptop with 256 MB RAM and I'm interested in upgrading it with 512 MB RAM.

I'm not sure which type of RAM is in my laptop ex. PC2700.
My question is, If I have PC2700 256 MB RAM on my laptop and I add PC3200 512 MB RAM.
Will the two blocks be able to co-operate?
Or do I have to buy two PC3200 Blocks?
I was looking at PC3200 512MB RAM / 64bit somewhere, what's the 64bit?
I don't think I've got a 64 bit system, does it matter??
 

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I was planning on upgrading the RAM memory on my hp and found out it is possible and one of my friends asked me if i could upgrade the cpu on the computer. My question is can the processer sautered in or can I remove it?

A:Upgrading my hp laptop

Here's the Service manual: Manual Takeaways: 1. Celeron N2830 CPU (not good)2. Single memory slot maximum 8 gigs DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM (not too bad)3. Processor soldered (permanently attached) to motherboard...no upgrade possible (bad) If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I want to upgrade my VAIO laptop SVS13's HDD to a 256gb ssd. it has Windows 8.1 on it, and what I want to do is backup only a couple files but move most of my data from my old booting HDD that I'm using now. Would this process I'm describing work? So I would basically take out my hdd, put it in the enclosure, put the ssd in my laptop, install Windows using a USB drive (I have my own pro key, so I won't be using the recovery partitioned one if tis works), install programs/drivers, and copy/paste selected data from the enclosure.

This is the SSD I want to buy, though if there is anything better in this price range, please tell me. I'm not sure which enclosure to get, so I need help with that too. I've been confused that whether the HDD will die quicker or something after reading other threads.

A:Upgrading my laptop's HDD to an ssd, will using an HDD enc

It should work, why not ? Just few things to do first, make sure you collect all the drivers needed, do not connect now secondary drive until OS installation completed and make sure AHCI mode is set in the BIOS. Other than that there's nothing different from OS drive being SSD instead of HDD.

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the main reason im upgrading ram for my laptop that has 512 mb is to run the games faster on my laptop since its got 32mb vram. all my friends said there is no way i can upgrade graphic card for laptop. so when i was looking for ram, there were PC3200, 2700 2100, etc... my computer has pc2700 memory right now but do i have to install pc2700 in it?
i also heard there are limits for how much memory the laptop can hold. is that true?
 

A:Upgrading Ram for laptop

Your system memory and video memory are two completely different things. You can normally upgrade your system memory up to the limit the motherboard chipset can handle so yes there are limts to the amount of memory you can add. If your motherboard supports RAM speeds higher than PC2700 go for it, but you will more than likely have to do some adjustments once you do this. Contact the manufacturer or consult their web site to see exactly what the upgrade path is.
 

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First of all, here's my laptop's specs just so if they're somehow needed:
? Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
? CPU: Intel i7 740QM (1.73GHz, Turbo2.93G, 6MB)
? Memory: 6GB
? Hard Drive: 640GB
? Screen: 15.6" LED 1366*768
? Chipset: Intel HM55
? Video: NVidia GT425M 1GB VRAM

So anyway, I wanted to upgrade my laptops RAM so it can handle heavy programs like Vegas Pro, Photoshop and CorelDRAW better than it does now since I have some heavy HD footage to edit. My fears come from the fact that i've never done this before in my life, so I wanna be aware of what i'm doing here before I completely screw my laptop up for good. My questions are:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
? How do you install more RAM? I know it's a little "card" that you insert in a slot inside the laptop, but is inserting it enough or do you have to change the BIOS or install it manually or something?
? How do I know how much RAM my PC can handle? (EDIT: Already found out, thanks anyway)
? Is there anyway to know if the RAM is inserted well in the slot? I want to know this before I try it for the first time...
? Is it reccommended to make use of all slots, or the less slots used the better?
? Are RAM "cards" universal, or are some of them incompatible with certain computers/laptops?

Sorry for having such doubts, it's my first time doing this and I don't want to screw it up in any way. So this is what crucial.com had to say about my PC's RAM:



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A:Help with upgrading my laptop's RAM

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion


Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


This operating system is fine .








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion


• How do you install more RAM? I know it's a little "card" that you insert in a slot inside the laptop, but is inserting it enough or do you have to change the BIOS or install it manually or something?


Yep its just as simple as inserting it inside the laptop. No changes have to be made in the BIOS or operating system. Easy right?








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion


• Is it reccommended to make use of all slots, or the less slots used the better?


It really doesn't matter how many slots you do or don't use. Either way it will work just fine.

[QUOTE=Kratos Aurion;2249082]• Are RAM "cards" universal, or are some of them incompatible with certain computers/laptops?[quote]
No RAM is not universal. I see you are using the crucial system scanner which is great and helps you buy the correct RAM. May I recommend you buy from there .

Everyone has doubts when they do things for the first time. It's good to ask around. But I am sure you will be fine.

Also..... I would go with there 16GB configuration at the very top.

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I have a Westinghouse laptop, and I want to upgrade the cpu, hard-drive and cd/dvd burner. My question is can I upgrade the CPU, I've already upgraded the memory?
 

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Hi guys,

I know that you can add memory to a laptop but what about a CPU upgrade. Are there special mobile CPU's? In particular the Asus gaming republic laptops.

A friend of mine asked to check some Intel C2Q CPU's for him. He is currently running a fairly old gaming laptop. As far as I know: Intel C2D, 3GB ram memory, GTX260 GPU.
If the price is right, he might replace the C2D with the C2Q.

But before browsing around for one, I wanted to check first if there are any specifications, differences or requirements when planning on replacing a laptop CPU.

Thanks ahead.

A:Upgrading Laptop CPU

Back in the days of socket 478 there were some proprietary sockets for laptops floating around. I think today for the most part they are using sockets typical to their chipset.
Upgrading is just as dependent on bios support for other cpu's as it is for the physical socket itself though. More specific information would probably be forthcoming from the community here if we had exact make and model information on the laptop.

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I'm considering upgrading the RAM on my laptop, but I'd like some advice before I buy.

My laptop is an Acer 5920, running Windows 7 32-bit. The specs are listed here http://www.miniputer.com/Acer/Aspire_5920.html . My model is running an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor) with 2GB of RAM installed.

I'm considering upgrading to 4GB, using 2x2GB SODIMM, DDR2 sticks as recommended by the Crucial website (http://www.crucial.com/uk/upgrade/Acer-memory/Aspire+Notebooks/Aspire+5920-upgrades.html).

I understand that my Intel GM965 Express will only use RAM at 667MHz, so there's no need to buy 800MHz. Is this correct?

I've been quite confused by online discussions regarding how much RAM Windows 7 32-bit can recognise - will the full 4GB be utilised? If not, how much can my OS utilise, and will it make noticeable difference to the 2GB installed?
 

A:Upgrading laptop RAM

800MHz RAM is not supported, so dont waste your money. 667MHz is what Crucial recommended. Go for that.
 

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I want to upgrade ram of my laptop which is currently 1 gb. I tried and purchased a 2 gb ddr (667MHz), but it didn't worked.tell me about the right ram size (maximum) which my laptop can support.

A:upgrading ram to my laptop

@anuj03? Supports the following configurations: ? 4096 (2048 × 2)? 2048 (2048 × 1, 1024 × 2)? 1536 (1024 + 512)? 1024 (1024 × 1, 512 × 2)? 512 (512 × 1) Supports up to 4 GB of system RAM PC2-5300, DDRII (667-MHz) Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01295877 REO  

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So I'm trying to upgrade my Laptop specifically just the processor and my Graphics Card. But I have some questions. I'll post my system specs first.

Alienware M11x R2
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit OS)
Intel(R) Core i5 CPU @ 1.07 GHz
4.00 GB RAM (3.80 Usable)
Intel HD Graphics with Optimus Technology nVidia GeForce 335m
My main questions are about the bolded. I feel like my RAM is sufficient enough for most easy gaming (specifically D3) and I know my computer will be able to run it even with what I have now. But I feel like I will have to run at at low settings. Which isn't terrible, I would just like to run it a little faster. Anyways, the questions I have are..

1. What would be compatible with my computer. I have searched quite a bit, but I just do not trust myself with making the end decision.
2. Would it even be worth it to upgrade if I plan on getting a new computer at the start of next year?
3. If I do upgrade my Graphics Card is that somehow going to interfere with the Optimus Technology? I've read a lot about how it is very touchy and minor things can make it stop working.

If someone could help me out with those I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

A:Upgrading Laptop

Any upgrades will generate more heat with no way to dissipate it. The only place you will find definitive answers to your questions is from Dell. Laptops are custom designed and built by the OEM. The parts (other than RAM and hard drive) are not easily, if at all, interchangeable. At best, you may be able to pick from a couple of graphics cards assuming yours is removable and more powerful ones are available for that board, BIOS, and power supply.

In my opinion, skip it. You'll have to strip the entire thing apart and put it back together without missing a single screw, snap, cable, etc. If it all works, it will generate more heat and could lead to serious problems. You might eek out some performance increase, but it's a big risk.

And it may not even be possible at all.
 

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Hi all,

I have a MSI GT70 2QD with specs:
CPU
i7-4710MQ
OS
Windows 10
Chipset
Intel HM87
Memory
DDR3L,up to 1600 MHz, slot *4, max 32GB
Display
17" HD (1920X1080) , Anti-glare
Graphics
GeForce GTX 970M
Graphics VRAM
GDDR5 3GB
Storage
Up to 768GB- Super Raid 2 (3x256GB mSATA SSD,Raid 0) + 1TB HDD 7200rpm
I feel my laptop is lacking lately and I have done a bit of research for replacing the CPU to a i7-4910MQ. But several people told me it's not the cpu that's lacking and advised me an SSD or a new GPU.

So at this point I don't know what to believe and could really use some help and guidance.

All ideas are welcome, so please feel free to answer.
 

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When i went to a car boot sale i found a laptop for around £5 windows xp i think the perosn didnt know how to get passed the administrative password so was selling it cheap. I bough it and it works fine but a little slow so i thought about upgrading it and giving it to my mum. Its a
Equium A60-155
Part Number : PSA67E-00300C8J
Key Features - Intel® Celeron® D processor 335
- Windows® XP Home Edition
- 40 GB Hard Disk Drive
- 256 MB DDR RAM
- 15.0 " TFT colour display
- DVD-SuperMult

My mate said to upgrade the processor and ram and recommended this intel p4 prescott 3.4gh i would like to know if it is really compatable with the laptop also what ram should i use to upgrade it.

Thanks
 

A:Laptop Upgrading

The processor is not easily ( if at all ) upgradeble . . but memory is very erasy to upgrade.

You can go to wwww.crucial.com and run their configuration tool to find out what you have and what you can add
 

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Hey guys i have a Acer extensa 5220

I want to upgrade the ram...I remember downloading a program that scans my pc and lists the speed type ect of all hardware components!

Any of you know of such a program?>?

Thanks in advance

Leon
 

A:Upgrading ram on laptop

Go to Crucial and run the system scan
http://www.crucial.com/eu/
 

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i have a older laptop with a pentium 100..it is soldered to mother board..can it be safely ,with out damaging board ,soldered out and a socket replaced instead aso that i can install a pentium 233..or a celeron if thats possible..thank you..
 

A:upgrading cpu in laptop

Save your nickels and buy a new laptop, you can get used ones with 600-1000mhz processors in the $500 range. I wouldn't spend any money or effort trying to upgrade one that old.
 

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I'm trying to upgrade the internal hard drive for my laptop since the one I had died. It came with a IDE 40 GB at 4,200 rpm. I wanted to get a bigger HD at 5,400 or 7,200 rpm. I'll probably go for one at 5,400 rpm for more than 100 GB.
The problem is HP says that my model has been tested to support hard drives at 4,200 rpm and I can't go higher than 80 GB either. I've chatted with them online and they aren't very reliable since they've told me different stories. I spoke with the IT guy at my company and he said that there shouldn't be any problems upgrading it something faster than 4,200 rpm but I'm not sure if my BIOS will support it or I'll come across problems. What does anyone think about upgrading to a faster rpm and capacity that the manufacturer suggests?

Also, which brand would you guys recommend? I'd like something fast, reliable and that doesn't overheat since the Pentium 4 that I have already does that.

The specs for my HP laptop are the following:
HP Pavilion XT5366WM
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
US product number DC996A#ABA
Microprocessor Intel Pentium 4 - 2.6GHz
Mircoprocessor Cache 512KB (L2 cache)
Frontside BUS speed 400MHz front side bus
Processor architecture
Chipset ATI IPG 345M Northbridge
Hard drive 40 GB
Drive RPM 4200RPM
Memory 512MB DDR SDRAM
Memory max 1024 (2 x 512 MB DIMM)
Memory speed 266 MHz
Total DIMM sockets Two
Available DIMM sockets One
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A:Upgrading a laptop's HDD

I tend to agree with your IT guy... Is Windows upgraded to Service Pack 3? Stay around 100GB to 160GB and 5400rpm. It may run a 7200rpm
 

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I purchased a Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500 gb to replace my current 5400 rpm 1 tb. While the current drive still inside the laptop, I attached the empty SSD to a sata connector and attached it though USB. I didn't format the drive using disk management. I used samsung data migration software v3, which was successful, but when I switch out the old drive, it booted showing the lenovo screen then it when to a black screen. I see the HDD activity light and the mouse cursor moves, but nothing else is showing. I take the drive out, put the 5400 rpm back in and cloned it with macrium reflect. Tried again and immediately showed the lenovo screen and automatic repair on the bottom, it says it can't preform a repair and tells me to shut down. Any advice on the disk management?

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Hello,

I have a laptop that i bought in 2010 and am looking to upgrade the RAM instead of buying a new laptop. The model is a Gateway ID49C07u, here is a link to the specs:
https://www.cnet.com/products/gateway-id49c07u/specs/

I want to upgrade to 8GB of RAM, and am looking for the most cost-effective option. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi everyone.
I'm helping a friend upgrade their laptop, its a Compaq nx9005.

Definitely wanna upgrade the RAM, but also thinking about doing the CPU as well.

From what I can tell, the most RAM it can handle is 2x 512 MB 266 MHz SODIMM DDR SDRAM RAM modules.
If I look for that on eBay, its gonna be fairly expensive, I was thinking that I could probably get some newer RAM that is backwards compatible, but I'm a little out of my depth. Would this be suitable? http://cgi.ebay.com.au/KTT667D2-512...ltDomain_0&hash=item4cf29853b5#ht_2123wt_1141

Also wanna do the CPU, I know that it takes a AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M processor, would this work? http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AMD-Mobile-A...538?pt=CPUs&hash=item53dd7bbcb2#ht_548wt_1141

Thanks for any help.

Luke.
 

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Product Name: HP 2000-2b19WM Notebook PC Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) HI i was wondering if i could change the pc board in my laptop to an hp 688277-501 pc board, orcan i replace my pc board with one that has an intel processor? also can i change the cd/dvd drive with one that plays and burns blue ray's?  If i can change it to one that uses an intel processor witch intel processor would work best? I would also like to know the maximum amount of ram the motherboard/pc board you suggest can take? Thank you for your time. 

A:upgrading my laptop

Hi, Well, looks like you are talking about buying a new machine here (would be cheaper and less headache). Anyway, the cheapest way to improve it right now (a) Add 4GB RAM: It has 4GB on one slot now, you can add SAME 4GB on the second slot       http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03619178 (b) Change slow existing 320GB HDD to a faster HDD or SSD. SSD's are very cheap now.  The first manual on the following link will help you a lot more:              http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-2000-Notebook-PC-series/5296210/model/5360117/manuals My suggestion: saving more money to buy a new machine. Your machine is around 4 years old now.   Regards.

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No-one helped with my last post (Programs Arent Working?) soo I figured there's probably no solution, I left the laptop off since my last post on that and turned it on about half an hour ago and Windows Live Messenger works, I've uninstalled Media Player and started to use iTunes instead, so everything fine now, except the Windows Gadgets anyway, but I can live without them.

I've decided to try upgrading the RAM and CPU (maybe), I probably won't be doing it myself, but I'll get a professional I know to do it, but first I need parts! I've been on crucial.com and looked up some RAM so I think I'm fine on that, but could anyone please help with Processors? I'm completely clueless as to which processors can be upgraded or anything. I've used CPU-Z to find all the info about the processor I have, and read somewhere that I just need to find out the pins or something, which are 'Socket P (478)', and go from there. Using this info, where can I find a new processor?

By the way, I'm hoping to upgrade my laptop mainly for use with Reason 5 and maybe some gaming.

A:Upgrading A Laptop RAM/CPU

What processor do you have in mind?

The Intel Core 2 Duo has a Socket P package:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-013-_-Product

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Hello people! I have an HP 15-r078tu laptop. Details below: CPU: Quad core: -Processors-Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz : 499.74MHzIntel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz : 499.74MHzIntel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz : 512.18MHzIntel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz : 565.14MHz RAM: 4GB DDR3L BOARD: Hewlett-Packard 2213 I have Linux/Windows 10 dual boot. The laptop is working top notch except that I experience occasional slowness. I am wondering how can I upgrade my laptop. I can think of upgrading the RAM to 8 GB. But that's about it. I tried to look for ways to overclock for this model but no luck so far. Also, I do not know what other processor my motherboard can support. If anyone can help me out here, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

A:Upgrading my HP 15 Laptop

Product Specs show this. 2.16 GHz, up to 2.58 GHz Intel Pentium N3530 with Intel HD Graphics Other compatible processors shown in the Service Manual. Page 1 Intel Bay Trail M processors: Intel Pentium N3540 processor (2.16-GHz, 2-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz DDR3L) Intel Pentium N3530 processor (2.58-GHz, 2-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz DDR3L) Intel Pentium N3520 processor (2.17-GHz, 2-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz DDR3L) Intel Celeron N2920 processor (1.86-GHz, 2-MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz DDR3L) Intel Celeron N2840 processor (2.16-GHz, 1-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz DDR3L) Intel Celeron N2830 processor (2.42-GHz, 1-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz DDR3L) Intel Celeron N2815 processor (1.86-GHz, 1-MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz DDR3L) Intel Celeron N2805 processor (1.46-GHz, 2-MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz DDR3L) Memory Information on Page 2 of Service Manual  If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks!      

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Hello all,

I currently have an LG LS50a laptop, its nothing special but its still in good working order and i like the screen and keyboard etc... I want to upgrade it though cause its going a little bit slow... Its currently got a 80gb harddrive, 1.6ghz pentium M processor, 2x256 mb of sdram ddr2600 333mhz. Not sure what motherboard but i don't know if it has a video card. Its currently got vista ultimate installed on it so that might be making it a little slow as well. Do you think if I reformat it with XP wether it will run significantly faster? It hasn't got a lot of crap on it though...

One option is to upgrade the RAM, I think the Harddrive is stuffed as well cause when I'm watching movies it sorta skips every couple of seconds but the sound keeps going, so I'd have to replace that too. I can only find PC3200 VS 1GB DDR 400mhz though, is this suitable to go with the excisting mobo and cpu etc?

Other option is to replace the whole lot... cpu, mobo, hdd and RAM...

But... are all the motherboards set up the same, as in are the outputs all in the same place so that i could just swap them straight over. Also, my excisting laptop has inbuild wireless, is this on the motherboard? In which case i would need to get a motherboard with wireless... What about the video card? It says it currently has mobility radeon 9200... Is this a seperate card in which case i would need to upgrade that too or is it build in?

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A:Upgrading LG laptop

this model of lg laptop has 855GM\PM chipset. it can hadle up to 320GB HDD and 2gb of RAM. videochip(mobility radeon 9700,sandwich type) can present or not, it depends on model of laptop. LCD screen, afaik, may be replaced to screen with higher resolution(SXGA+), you should check the cable for the presence of both LVDS channels, if so, then you can upgrade your XGA+ LCD-screen to SXGA+.
 

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i am looking to buy a Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 / 2.2 GHz processor ( mobile ) from
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129000
for my laptop
these are the detailed spesifications
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129000/show_product_specifications#specifications
the laptop which im going to put it in is a clevo co. m66su
1.60Ghz cpu (T2500) l2 cache 2Mb
512Mb nvidia GeForce Go 7300
2Gb ram
120Gb fujitsu hdd

will the cpu work providing that i fit it properly?
 

A:upgrading a laptop's cpu help?

I am assuming you have the Clevo model number wrong, as all I can find is M660SU or M661SU. As for the processor, I don't see it specifically listed as an option on those laptops, but they do list the Intel Core 2 Duo Processors T7200 ,T7400, and T7600. Judging from that info I would assume it will work. I would suggest contacting Clevo for their opinion though.
 

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Hi guys,

I have never been the biggest fans of laptops. From what I have heard, they are expensive to upgrade and are limited in their upgrade abilities.

Unfortunately, I travel quite frequently. I need the laptop I have.

Here are the specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit
System Model: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
BIOS: InsydeH20 Version CCB.03.61.09f.20
Processor: AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeom(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~1.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB Ram
Display: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G
I want to upgrade the processor to a higher AMD or an intel. I also want to upgrade the video card so that I can play Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls, etc.

What processor and video card do I need to buy? Do I need to upgrade the power supply?

Thanks!
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite a25-s207. The dvd/dcrw drive is dying and im interested in removing that completely and upgrading to a dvd+-rw/cdrw drive. Do i have to get a toshiba drive or is there a way to check compatibility with off brand merchandise?
 

A:upgrading laptop dvd rom

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Okay, first of all i've read many threads in this forum and others saying it is not possible to make groundbreaking changes (or any changes at all) to laptops as it is possible with desktops. I have an HP dv6 1105ee laptop (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01706655&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=ru&cc=ru〈=ru&product=3925199) and the most primary usage turned out to be Gaming after all.

I play games like Assassin's Creed, Dirt 2, GTA IV... Though they are "playable", i would like to play them on better graphic settings. Dirt 2 looks awfully nice and runs quite smoothly with medium settings on 1280 x 720 resolution though.

The problem i'm facing is with GTA IV. I am aware it is a demanding game. But my laptop seems to struggle to handle it even at 800 x 480 (the min) resolution. The frames stutter when there is a lot to display in the environment even at this resolution. I tried playing around with other settings as well but that just makes the game look worse (it already is bad with the low resolution). I've attached some screenshots of how the game looks.

My system is pretty clean with no unnecessary bloatwares. And i use Game Booster too (http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html).

Is it possible for me to upgrade my laptop's specs? If so, what would be the most feasible way to upgrade (considering playing games like GTA IV)? Would upgrading the RAM make a big difference? Can i upgrade... Read more

A:Upgrading my HP dv6 Laptop

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I just got a new laptop, a new edition of the Dell Inspiron 15, and while it's a great laptop, it's video card isn't up to par for anything. I've been looking around, searching for anything that might help me figure out how to upgrade, what video card would work, and if my laptop will even handle an improved video card, let alone if it's able to fit or if I need to try doing that externally, and I can't find enough information on any of that. My budget's currently enough for a decent video card, up to $200, so I would think that's not a problem.

Since I'm technologically inept, I hope there is someone that can help me know if upgrading is even a possibility.
 

A:Upgrading a Laptop

is this your new laptop http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd ? Upgrading the Graphics except on some higher end models is not really possible. The Graphics Controller is embedded on the motherboard. Generally your upgrade options on a laptop is usually limited to increasing the Ram or a hard drive upgrade. If you are saying that the Graphics won't handle gaming, most laptops are not designed as gaming computers. And those that are are actually very expensive for that reason.
 

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Okay, so I want to upgrade the RAM in my laptop system. Sadly, when it comes to hardware, I am illiterate. I've found a RAM stick that I want to add and I'm wondering if it would be compatible with my laptop. My specs are below:

Windows Vista 32bit (Will Install Windows 7 64bit after upgrade)
Memory Type: DDR2 (PC2-6400)
Slot A: 1GB
Slot B: 2 GB

I'm going to replace the 1GB stick with a 2GB Crucial stick.
Memory Type: DDR2 (PC2-6400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148162

Also, I want to upgrade the hard drive in my system. What information will I need to know in order to know if the hard drive will be compatible. Most laptop systems allow for hard drive upgrade, right?

Here's the link to the hard drive I want to buy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197

Thanks for your help! ^^
 

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Hi,
I own a Dell Inspiron B130 and i want to upgrade the processor and add more RAM. Does anyone know where i can find upgrades for my notebook/laptop?i would preferably like to upgrade to at least 2.4GHz and at least 512MB of RAM.
Thanks

system specs----
intel celeron m
1.60GHz processor, 504MB of RAM
 

A:upgrading my laptop

You can add more RAM. Changing processors would be tricky to impossible.

I imagine it takes regular ddr SODIMM RAM, but you can go to www.crucial.com and use their tool to figure out exactly what you need. You can buy from them or order from any online retailer such as newegg or zipzoomfly.
 

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I have an HP Pavilion DV5140US laptop. I'd like to know the upgrade pathways for me. The hard drive is a 300 MB replacement.

Can I go to Vista without losing the programs installed? And then go to Win7 from Vista without losing programs already installed?

I have seen internet "help" topics that say going to Win7 means having to reinstall all the programs. Another site said to copy programs to an external drive and then to copy the programs back. What can I do?

A:Upgrading XP laptop

You can only go to Windows Vista since your PC only supports XP and Vista:

Software & driver downloads HP Pavilion dv5140us Notebook PC | HP? Support&

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Hello friends,
I am linux user and I use programs like netBeans and Eclipse with httpd (apache2) and mysql as backend servers..
I cannot really work, I tried to switch to lightweight distributions too but my programs just wouldnt work.. so I decided to upgrade my laptop..

my linux terminal shows my computer specs as:

H/W path Device Class Description
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system Aspire 5310
/0 bus Acadia
/0/0 memory 97KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU
/0/4/5 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/a memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/a/0 memory 512MiB SODIMM Synchronous
/0/a/1 memory SODIMM Synchronous [empty]
/0/100 bridge Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML a
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Expr
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML
/0/100/1b multimedia 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definit
/0/100/1c bridge 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express
/0/100/1c.2 bridge 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express
/0/100/1c.2/0 eth0 network NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet
/0/100/1c.3 bridge 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express
/0/100/1c.3/0 wifi0 network AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Exp
/0/100/1d bus 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1d.1 bus 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1d.2 bus 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1d.3 bus 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Co
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/0 memory FLASH memory
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A:Help in upgrading my laptop.

According to the Acer specs your 5310 can use up to 2GB. of memory.

http://acer.com/products/notebook/spec/Aspire.pdf
 

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Hello Everyone, I am an owner of Lenovo ideadpad 100-15IBD and I want to upgrade it. I am going to upgrade my ram (which is only 4gb) and I want to know if my processor is upgradeable. I need your help please. My laptop specs:Intel core i3-5005u 2.0GhNvidia Geforce 920mRam 4GbSSD or HDD not sure 500Gb I also want to know if my laptop can take 2 sticks of ram

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I have a Gateway laptop with: Mobile AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.19 GHz. I have just ordered 1g RAM (max it will allow) and am in the process of putting in a new HD using Acronis True Image. Question: Should I look for a new CPU or is the one installed good enough for (non gaming) use? Thanks -John in San Antonio
 

A:upgrading a laptop

Laptop CPU's arent the easiest to change and are very difficult to find in stores, and at 2.19GHz there isn't a whole lot better that you can do. With only 1GB RAM, 2.2GHz should be great with most programs.
 

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Hi guys! First post, and I expect making alot more. Glad to be apart of the community, and I hope not to break any rule.

First of all, here's my laptop's specs (ASUS N53Jq-SX145V):

? Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
? CPU: Intel i7 740QM (1.73GHz, Turbo2.93G, 6MB)
? Memory: 6GB
? Hard Drive: 640GB
? Screen: 15.6" LED 1366*768
? Chipset: Intel HM55
? Video: NVidia GT425M 1GB VRAM

Anyway, I recently upgraded my laptop's RAM to 8GB so that I could operate better with heavy software like Vegas Pro, CorelDRAW, Illustrator and Photoshop. But recently I just heard that the best upgrade to a laptop would be an SSD. I've only heard of SSD's existence a few months ago, and since then i've been researching about them and everyone says they're so much faster, efficient, reliable and...well, better. So I can't wait to upgrade =D

After alot of research, i've decided to go for Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro since I love Samsung and many reviews said it's one of the best on the market. But I want to ground myself before I do this, i'm a noob when it comes to upgrading laptops so i'm still a little intimidated by it. So here's my questions:

? First of all, how can I know if my laptop's compatible with SSD's? (and with 840 Pro too)
? I've heard that SSD's lifespan decreases the more writes it does. Should I be worried about this?
? Do SSD's require defragmentation at all?
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A:Help with upgrading my laptop to an SSD and to W8

Welcome to EightForums ,Kratos Aurion. It's good to have you.

SSDs run great on just about any OS. You'll have to check your machine's documentation on what's possible and compatible. Please fill out your specs so it's easy for others to help.

Defrag is beyond my knowledge at this point. I plan on purchasing one for my tower. I've read a long thread where some were discussing the pros and cons.

Windows 8 is a great OS. Leaner and more efficient system. I'm sure you'll read otherwise here. I suggest to run it on a machine or dual boot for awhile to see if you like it.

Again, welcome.

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