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

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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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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 bought dell inspiron 3558  from serbian official retailer in september last year as i remember.And now i have to..idk,extend that warranty by 5 years which dell gives in cooperation with "Nepo System".
Now the problem is,thats quite a long lasting procedure since i need to ship them laptop once every year to get them to regulary check it so i can still have warranty on it.
The question is:Can i open laptop,replace thermal paste on cpu and gpu because im preety sure that they arent the best and i would like to apply quality thermal paste on it?
Will opening and replacing thermalpaste(removing heatskins and stuff) void my warranty?

Thank you.

one more question guys:
hdd is making some strange noise...its not loud or anything,but when its quite i can hear cracking noise from it when its working,is this normal?

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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 have a Dell Inspiron 5567 laptop which is still in warranty. a few days ago I saw some dirt in the cooling hole so I was thinking of opening and cleaning it but if I open the back lid to clean it will become out of warranty?

A:what if i open the back lid of laptop? warranty void?

The act of disassembling a laptop does not void the purchased warranty. In fact, the online Service Manual walks you through removing the base cover. But, anything you break while disassembling a laptop is not covered. So if you crack the back cover, strip a screw hole, lose a screw, break some internal components, etc. these would not be covered.The only time these would be covered by the warranty would be if Dell Technical Support via phone, chat, or email told you to disassemble the laptop.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.
 

A:Upgrading Laptop

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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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?

A:Upgrading to SSD in laptop

You did not explain the 3 pictures, as to what is going on.
Boot into Setup (Bios) go to the Security tab, look for Secure Boot, it it is enabled, then change it to Disabled, or Setup Mode. If it is set to UEFI Bios, set it to Legacy. Be sure to change back after successfully booting.
Put the SSD in laptop and attach the HDD as USB and boot to Macrium CD or USB boot drive/disc (If you haven't created a boot disc Macrium, try that)
Wipe the SSD of all partitions, Clone the USB HDD to the SSD.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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