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Laptop Ram and HardDrive upgrade


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#1 DollyG60

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:34 AM

Im looking to repair and upgrade an old laptop and then have some fun learning how to use linux.
my first question is do i have to buy and fit laptop model specific RAM upgrades, or in lehmans do they all fit?

the laptop is a compaq presario R3000
RAM 512Mb standard

i have found this link with model specific upgrades http://www.memory-up.com/Memory/CompaqPresarioR2880.html

i have also found these at a fraction of the price but have no infomation on what they do or dont fit http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5748724/-/Product.html

Along the same sort of lines, is the internal hard drive replaceable and are the all interchangeable, its currently got a 60GB hard drive.

off the top of my head its processer is 3.2 GHZ.

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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:06 PM

Sorry but that ram will not work with your laptop. You need DDR (not DDR2) 200-pin, Pc2700 (333mhz) ram. I would recommend getting at least 1gb, but you could max it out by buying two 1gb sticks for a total of 2gb.


Finding out what kind of hard drive it is, do you have the exact model number, and let us know what processor you have. This is because I looked on the hp/Compaq website and there are many similar models.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:42 PM

As far as compatable memory, find out for certain what type you need. (get the manual on-line).

You can also visit http://www.crucial.com and input the information or allow them to do a Scan. (they need to install an ActiveX component) They will tell you what is in their now and what you can get for it.

Then, check New Egg for that type and READ THE REVIEWS. They will often have comments by others about what machines it works or doesn't work in. The pricing is usually not too bad either.

Good luck.

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