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#1 pivotraze

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:41 PM

Is upgrading from SATA to SSD worthwhile in my laptop? Would it increase the speed of my computer overall? I'm 100% fine with reinstalling everything.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:48 PM

You mean you are upgrading hard drives not the connection they are still SATA, but SSD's are solid state, and yes I would do it in a lap top the less moving parts a lap top has the better off it is.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:51 PM

Yeah, sorry. I didn't know the correct term :)

Okay, then I will hopefully upgrade soon.

Next on the list though is a wireless card. I would love to replace the internal one but Gateway says it isn't possible on my Gateway MX8734. Any external cards to recommend?
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:54 PM

Do you have any access panels on the bottom of your lap top? If so take them all off. I am quite sure you can replace the one that came with your gateway.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:02 PM

I see the card and all when I take the panel off. I don't know how to find compatible cards for this though. It's the Realtek RTL8187 USB 2.0 Wireless Card Adapter or the like.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:03 PM

As Cryptodan said.

Many network wireless network cards are physically removable. However, I have run into situations on both HP`s and Dell`s where the wireless card is locked into the BIOS so to speak.
Meaning, after replacing the original wireless card upon the next start-up I got a BIOS screen error message. Para-phrasing;Non-OEM wireless card. Replace and restart computer.

I do`t know if Gateway does the same.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:05 PM

Find out how many pins are on the card, and more then likely its a Mini-PCI Express Card.




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