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#1 cmoccero

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:30 AM

OK so I have a Compaq Presario m2000 that i want to upgrade in a couple ways. It has a quanta (model 3096) motherboard, ATI chip set(Radeon Express 200m, HP bios f27, 1024 MB of shared DDR, and finally a AMD Mobile Sempron 2800+ running at 1.6 GHZ. Not to mention a 20 gig HD =(

- Can anyone find me a CPU upgrade, or further Ram/Hard Drive upgrade that will work with this laptop?
- This computer will not allow me to overclock the CPU through the BIOS.
- Is there a way to overclock the CPU even though the BIOS will not let me?
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:53 PM

Still have a lappy (V5305)with a 200M chipset. It came with a 2800 Sempron, but I upgraded it to an MT-37 Turion (couldn't resist them for $35 at Newegg.) I do not know of any way to overclock the CPU with the ATI chipset. The older systems that had VIA chipsets/Mobile AMD XPs could be overclocked from within Windows. This also worked on desktops as well that had mobile CPUs. When the dedicated mobile socket CPUs came out, I think the easy overclocking went away.

Hard drives: That model still used 2.5" ATA 100 drives. Still pretty common. Just don't get a SATA drive as it will not work. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007605%20600003442&IsNodeId=1&name=IDE%20Ultra%20ATA100%20%2f%20ATA-6

RAM: It uses DDR laptop RAM. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007609%20600006173&IsNodeId=1&name=200-Pin%20DDR%20SO-DIMM

This is just a situation where it really isn't feasible to throw money at an upgrade for a 4+ year old system. Overclocking produces more heat, which lappys don't deal with very well. IMHO, enjoy what you have and save up for a newer/faster system.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 05:35 PM

Sweet, thanks for the reply i appreciate it.
Would a 160 gig 2.5 ata 100 work as a hard drive?
And i found that processor on ebay or like 40 dollars, would that make the laptop for stable for higher detail gaming like battlefield 2 or something like that?
And as far as the ram the computer store i had brought it to said that it could only go up to 1 gig of shared 3200, i really wish there was more i new could work in this computer.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:57 AM

That hard drive should work fine.

As far as a CPU upgrade, it really won't help games much. The 200M chipset is the main limitation as far as graphics go. I really did not see a huge performance increase with the turion.

1 gig is max memory.

Not really an upgrade path, but I think you already found that out.

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 04:26 AM

You are definitely correct, now I have a new project >=) a Compaq Presario v3000 fixed by me.
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