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i have an acer e5-572g which come with 4gb of ram.i want to upgrade the ram to 8gb.will it void my laptop's warranty if i order the ram off amazon and install it myself?

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My laptop is under warranty(got 2yrs left) and I want to upgrade its ram. It is currently 4gb, and i want to upgrade to 8gb. However, it is a new hp model and the ram is behind the keyboard. So a lot of dissassembling has to be done. How can I upgrade without voiding the warranty? Should I take it to the shop I bought it and ask them to upgrade it? What is the solution to upgrade ans keep warranty intact?

A:Will upgrading RAM void my hp laptop warranty?

Could we have the model number? 

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Does upgrading the SSD in an Envy 34-a027c AIO void the warranty?

A:Upgrading SSD void warranty?

Greetings, Only if you damage hardware while doing the upgrade. Use the same size or larger SSD. Keep the original HDD as backup and make an HP Recovery disc set or USB drive before upgrading. Cheers!

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My PC is still under warranty. If I upgrade from Windows 7 64bit to Windows 10, will that affect my warranty should I have problems with the upgarde or any problems while this PC is under the HP warrarty?

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I wish to upgrade the hard drive to an ssd in my HP 15-ay167sa, i was wondering if this would void the warranty as i cant see any stickers that would be broken on the outside of the device. Thanks for any replies.

A:Does upgrading hdd to ssd void warranty?

Here is the Service Manual: Manual See p. 60 and 66. For this model in order to switch to an M.2 mSSD you have to get a different adapter. There is one SATA port that can only be connected via a ribbon cable that comes off the correct caddy for either a 2.5 inch hard drive/SSD or an M.2 mSSD. Since your laptop has a hard drive you do have all the equipment to upgrade to a 2.5 inch wide SATA SSD 7mm or 9.5mm thick (other than the SSD itself) The whole section on replacing the hard drive is in the "forbidden zone" where it is supposed to only be done by an authorized technician. HP does not take a definitive position on this and I assume it is on a case-by-case basis. You can assume if you cause any damage during the upgrade you are on your own. And to be safe, you should assume if you open the rear cover you may not have a warranty. if it were my laptop I would not be hesitant to upgrade, but that kind of attitude gets me in trouble sometimes.  Post back with any more questions. 

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Hi guys, Just have a question, i just bought an HP laptop. I want to add another 4GB DDR3 stick. Would this void the warranty? Thanks!











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A:Upgrading RAM will void warranty??

Hi, No, it will not void your warranty. Regards, DP-K

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If i were to change my case, will it void the warranty?

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I have a p7-1058uk that I bought a week ago.Just wondering if I decided to fit a graphics card, or more RAM, myself, will it affect my warranty?

A:Will upgrading computer void warranty?

Hi: Normally it will not affect the warranty unless you damage components when trying to install things yourself. For example, if you snap a memory slot trying to push in a memory module, HP won't cover the damage. They won't cover a blown power supply if you install a graphics card that exceeds the limits of the P/S. Also they will not support any parts you add unless they are HP parts supported or listed for your PC. Other than that, you are free to upgrade away. Paul

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About a year ago I decided to get a laptop for my work/schooling need, I purchesed this laptop with a 100GB SSD not knowing how little this would be for the tasks that I was going to be doing on this laptop. I have a blank 1TB hard drive and a hard drive replicator that I could to easily clone the smaller drive onto the large drive. However I still have a fair amount of warrenty present for the laptop. If I swap out the hard drive will this void my warrenty? Thanks, 

A:Will Upgrading my Hard Drive void my Warranty?

Not on a Probook. The hard drive compartment is customer accessible and customer can change hard drive. See p. 35 of the Manual here: Service Manual Post back for any more questions. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hello, I was just wondering if upgrading my graphics card from a GTX 970 to a GTX 1080 would void the care pack of my 860-160se. If the warranty is not voided, is there anything that I need to know about upgrading a graphics card; relating to the "Secure Boot" feature of HP products. I was also wondering if the standard 500W power supply can handle the 1080. The basic specs of my PC are a i7-5930K ; GTX 970 ; 4x 8GB  Samsung 2133MHz. Thanks in advance!

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Hi,  I recently bought my elitebook 820 g3, with a 512gb boot SSD for some scientific work which requires a large SSD. However, I need additional storage on a large capacity HDD; and so want to install a new drive into the laptop. Will opening up the laptop to perform this upgrade void my warranty?  Cheers,Stefan













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A:Will opening laptop void warranty?

Not at all.  See pp. 32-37 of the Manual here: Service Manual Hard drive and SSD removal is classed as a customer self-repair item.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Will my laptop warranty gets void if i downgrade pre-installed Windows 10 to Windows 7? Because prefer the windows 7 than windows 10 and i bought the laptop 5-months ago.

A:Will laptop warranty gets void from downgrading?

Hi, You will not lose your warranty but (since you did not tell us this info) depending on the model you probably will not have any driver support for windows 7, so any issues which you will have due to lack of drivers will not be solved by acer. You will need to find drivers for all the components in the system by yourself. And I am expecting to be the case in your situation, since you bought it quite recently, and recent models of notebooks come with windows 10 support.

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I was wondering if putting a sticker on my laptop void its warranty?

A:Will putting stickers on my laptop void the warran...

Not unless you cover over the fan vents.

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I recently bought my Ideapad 100-15ibd 80qq00bspb and I wonder if removing base case of computer voids warranty. I just want to add 4GB RAM to my machine because I play Ram-Heavy games.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Ideapad 100 - Does removing laptop base case void ...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
According to your model's User Guide the base or bottom cover of the laptop can be removed by the owner without voiding the warranty.  The guide outlines a number of items that the owner can replace inside the computer although there is no mention about the memory.  Prior to buying any memory I would recommend that you take a peek inside to see that you have socketed memory modules.  At the moment I can not find any additional documentation related to replacing the memory in your model and if they are socketed or soldered directly to the board.
 
Here is a link to the User Guide for your reference....
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/100-series/100-15ibd?beta=false

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I want to to open up my laptop and clean the dust because I haven't done that since I bought it.Will that void warranty?

A:Will opening my laptop to clean dust void warranty?

Dear Customer,  The act of opening your notebook should not void your warranty. If you cause any damage during the process, or during self maintenance, without contacting HP Support then it can void your warranty.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hi,
 
I'm planning on buying a notebook. Being a computer tech, i'd like to open it up and take a look inside.... And in the future if there is any upgrade/maintanence to perform, i'd like to do it myself.
 
Will this void the warranty?
 
And if i say i didn't open it, is there any way dell will find out that i opened it?
 
Hopefully some Techie here has already done it and knows the answer......... :).
 
Thanks,
 
 
 
 

A:Warranty void if i open the laptop? How does Dell know if i opened it?

No, but I can only speak for the models I am familiar with (see signature). After reading tons of posts on this forum I never recall this being a problem on any model.
 

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Hello

a few examples are. - just looking for a brief explanation thanks.

like:

void someFunction()

or

someFunction (void)

thanks for any help.
 

A:Solved: need help with the function (void), or void function()... idea.

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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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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 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?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop.
I am trying to run Pro Tools but i keep getting inturrpt errors as my CPU isnt fast enough.
What do i need to look for when upgrading my CPU?? Is it even possible???
 

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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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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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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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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 .








  
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• 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?








  
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• 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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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 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.
 

A:MSI Laptop needs upgrading, but where?

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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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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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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
 

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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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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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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!
 

A:Upgrading HP Laptop

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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
 

A:Upgrading Laptop RAM ?

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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 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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