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Can't Mirror Laptop to TV Since Upgrading to Win 10

Q: Can't Mirror Laptop to TV Since Upgrading to Win 10

I mirror my laptop to my TV using HDMI. When I first upgraded it worked fine. Now, after a few days it won't mirror. I have checked connections. I have changed the settings in Intel Control Panel but it doesn't change anything. I have tried to change Display Settings in Win 10 to Extend to TV but I get the message: "The display setting could not be saved".

Help would be appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Can't Mirror Laptop to TV Since Upgrading to Win 10

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Mirror to Mirror Ghost drive, in case of HD failure:

I want a secondary drive in my PC such that,
it is exactly Ghost copy ( mirror to mirror ) of my primary drive including programs and all operating soft wares )
and it copies every once, in a month, to keep it updated
so that when the primary drive has crash / fails,
I can simply replace with the other one,
and computer will start working normally without any problem.

How this can be achieved?

Is it possible that Norton Ghost Utility can do that?

What is the best program for this? Anyone has done it?

The copy program should not use any window utility files
in order to make mirror to mirror copy of the primary drive.

I am dying for this kind of facility.
Pl. suggest me this remedy, about how it can be achieved, and which is the best software for this.

HD are pretty cheaper now a days.
Pl. narrate yr experiences in this regards.

Thanks.

A:Mirror 2 Mirror - Ghost Copy of a HD, in case of a failure !

Why not buy a RAID card -- unless your motherboard already supports RAID. You can run two drive in RAID 1 configuration (mirrored), and if one drive fails you can continue to use your computer. After you replace the failed drive, you can have the RAID array rebuild (re-mirror) to the new, empty drive.

Using a RAID 1 configuration, you are always backed up. The only drawback is if you have a file corruption problem or a virus -- then it would be on both drives.

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Started with Windows and apps successfully running on Disk 0 (1TB Seagate). Bought an exact duplicate HDD, recognized as Disk 1. Followed instructions and used Windows Disk Manager to convert Disk 0 to Dynamic, and configured as a mirror with Disk 1. Everything still worked perfectly. Physically disconnected Disk 0 to test booting from the Disk 1 mirror. Boot failed, and upon reconnecting Disk 0, the PC rebooted (from Disk 0), but mirror was broken.

THEN, my error, instead of properly re-establishing the mirror, I "imported" Disk 1. PC still boots (from Disk 0), but now Disk 1 appears with a drive letter, and Disk Manager does not offer the option to break nor re-establish the mirror. What steps must I take to re-establish the mirror?

Neither Seagate DiscWizard nor the Dell Backup utility seem to work with the dynamic disks. The running application is mission critical, so I hesitate to use "unbranded" utilities.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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there are several forums talking about this issue but i haven't been able to get mine to work after going over them.

I'm using an older Dell Inspiron 1501 running WinXp and i'm trying to mirror the screen on an old tv which only has rca & coax connections. i'm trying to stream video from the web to the tv.

i bought a vga to rca cable, similar to this one. when plugged in and i try to extend my desktop by activating a second monitor in Display Properties my laptop screen blanks out and the tv clicks a few times (with no change on the tv video), then after a few moments the laptop screen comes back on.

one thing i ran across in other forums was the need to activate the outgoing vga but i can't find out how to do that. the Inspiron uses an ATI radeon Xpress 1150.

even when the cable is not plugged in, Display Properties shows multiple monitors but when I try to extend my desktop to the second monitor my main screen goes blank for a few moments then comes back on. the same thing happened when i activated the second monitor using the radeon software. this happens regardless of whether the vga to rca cable is connecting the laptop to the tv. but like i said, Display Properties (and radeon's software) always show a second, deactivated monitor as available, even if the laptop is not connected to another tv or monitor.

any ideas?

thanks,
jtn
 

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Im trying to mirror my laptop to my tv and my laptop screen is all black no picture I think the crystals might be whats wrong but I was thinking I could just use it through my tv but nothing happens but computer is running my laptop is an HP Pavilion PI06 NOTEBOOK
 

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I have decided that I would like to mirror my laptop hard drive to a USB 3.0 external disk. I have read how to set it up, so no issues there.

90 percent of the time, my laptop sits in a docking station to which the external drive is attached, so there will be no issues with immediate mirroring of the disk(s) while I am working.

However, about 10 percent of the time I take the laptop elsewhere and use it. In this case, there will be no mirror disk attached.

Also, from time to time, I take my laptop out of the docking station to connect it to my TV to stream movies. Sometimes I undock, othertimes, I just remove the laptop.

My questions:

a) Is there anything special that needs to be done prior to removing the laptop when the disks are mirrored?

b) Are there negative consequences in simply removing the laptop from the dock without doing an undock when disks are mirrored?

c) When the laptop is reconnected to the dock, does the mirroring function automatically sync the drives?

Laptop in question is Toshiba R830 with Toshiba's dock station. Have never had an issue in simply removing the laptop from the dock station, even with 3 USB drives connected. Win 7 Pro, x64.

TIA.

A:Using Win 7 Software RAID1 (Mirror) With Laptop

I reckon I'll just set it up and then see what happens when I disconnect the mirrored volume. I'll let you know what happens.

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I am trying to determine if it is possile to mirror 2 external displays while extending to a third on the 840 G-series Laptop.When attempted to set this in "Screen Resolution", I get a message: "The display setting could not be saved. Please try a different combination of display settings" We run these models of laptop through "UltraSlim Docking Stataions".Utilizing 1 VDA and 2 Display Port cables. Is this functionality not possible with this model and configation of hardware?Are there any possible solutions?  ***update***after continuing research.Intel Chip set does not allow this funtionality out of the box.Will need Display Splitter, or 3rd party program to address.

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Hello!

I installed Win 7 Ultimate on my system and it has two disk drives.

When Win 7 was setup, it partitioned Disk 0 as:
100MB for "System"
The rest for C: (incl. boot, page file, crash dump)

The machine is working fine. But now I want to mirror Disk 0 in case it ever crashes. So I plan to setup Disk 1 to mirror Disk 0.

So I change Disk 0 to a Dynamic disk and then add a mirror on Disk 1. To my surprise, it grabbed a hunk of Disk 1 and mirrored C:. But it didn't mirror the 100MB System.

Well...that's no good - if Disk 0 dies, I want to be able to boot off Disk 1, put in a new disk, resync, and be back in business with a minimum of fuss.

When I click on the System partition and say "Add Mirror", it asks me to select a disk. I select Disk 1 and it gives the error "No extents were found for the plex".

Here is what my disks look like now:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7993889/forum/disk_win7.png

How can I have Disk 1 be a complete mirror of Disk 0 so that if Disk 0 dies, Disk 1 is ready to run?

Thanks!

A:How to mirror disk? ("System" partition doesn't want to mirror)

How about just removing your working win 7 drive and do a recovery to creat the 2nd win 7 os drive. Then reinsert the first win 7 drive back and hope that "Nanny" bootmgr doesn't interfere.

I want the same thing, two running copies of win 7 without any of this restore nonsense. Just pick the other drive while booting up. Haven't tried it yet.

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who's the best web hosting domain of all? but really, my g/f has a start-up online candle company and we're now searching for a website to buy. any ideas? we're shopping cheap, user friendly, and home business-oriented. also, are there any other fees associated with this or is it just the yearly fee? thx!!
 

A:Mirror mirror on the wall........

I've used others but my favorite by far is SiteFlip. They have the options, service, and a variety of plans at very good rates (low).
 

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I go out of town often and would like my laptop outlook to mirror my desktop outlook when I go. I would like to then come back to my desktop and somehow put all of the new info that I put on my laptop back on to my desktop. One of the things that will be hard is the fact that I use my tasks as a life line. The way I have these set up is 4 different sets of tasks for 4 different businesses that I work. Then I color code those tasks in each category. I also use my reminders function allot so that I can stay on top of everything. I hope that I explained this good enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Making my laptop outlook mirror my desktop outlook

bump anyone?

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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
/0/100/1e/0.1 system ENE PCI SmartMedi... Read more

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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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'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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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