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#1 alpha4345

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:15 AM

What's up guys!

I actually own a cheap laptop that I want to upgrade/boost to the maximum power it can holds in order to get better performances for multi-tasking/gaming.

So I want you to post me some suggestions to get 120% of the machine by looking at my specs.

PLEASE I KNOW THAT MY LAPTOP HAS NOT BEEN CREATED FOR GAMING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT SO I DON'T WANT ANSWERS RELATED TO IT.

Thank you for your understanding ;)
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Laptop specs:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit

CPU: AMD Athlon II Neo k125 / Speed: 1.7GHZ / FSB: 2000 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport 3.0 link /clock multiplier: 8.5x / Cache: 1024KB / Integrated DDR3 SDRAM memory controller / TDP: 12Watts

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 / 1.4 GB dedicated memory (because of RAM upgrade) / Overclocked at 620MHZ / DirectX 11 / Shader 4.1

RAM: 4 GB DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 (2.7 GB usable, the rest dedicated on GPU) CAN'T UPGRADE HIGHER

HDD: 250 GB 5400 RPM (80GB usble right now)

Chipset: AMD 880G

Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 3.0 Able (Not installed on mine, but able to open it and put inside I think)

Battery: 6-cell Lithium Ion 4400mAh

Overall TDP: 40 Watts
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I think that's all... Waiting for nice replies :)

Thank you everyone! Alpha4345

P.S: Sorry for my bad english

Edited by alpha4345, 02 July 2011 - 01:33 PM.


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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:46 PM

You really can't upgrade a laptop, aside from the RAM. All you can do is replace it. To get something more powerful, you need to buy a new laptop PC or buy, or build, a desktop PC.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:27 PM

Thanks for the fast reply bro!

But you know, I can easily access my wireless card, HDD, bluetooth and even my speakers by "unscrewing" some screws and removing a plastic pannel in the back of the laptop. I can manipulate them with my hands too. If you want a picture, just ask me.

Its bizarre, but each time I ask a question like this one, I get always the same comment xD

Anything else?

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:27 AM

You could upgrade it a faster and larger hard drive but i really think that is all.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:42 PM

Laptop parts are specially designed, you cannot simply go to Newegg and upgrade your laptop. You can, usually, upgrade the RAM and hard drive.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:54 PM

@DJBPace07, yes I know, so I first check my laptop accessories's details and I buy the parts after... That's why I'll probably upgrade my HDD, but I think that a better one should only accelerate my loading speed, right? (Not necessary my frame rate).

Correct me if I'm wrong :)

P.S: Does a 64-bit operating system could affect my frame rate? People says that it's less compatible with old games but I don't really care if it can help my laptop getting better...

Edited by alpha4345, 03 July 2011 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:58 PM

All the 64-bit means is that u can have over 4gb of ram it should make a difference for gaming speeds at all...I'm sorry to say I really am but to increase frame rates all u can do it get a new laptop cuz a new HDD will just increase load times not so much fps I think ure trying to resurrect something u need to replace just IMO srry man

Edited by Blaze413, 03 July 2011 - 10:59 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:51 AM

Have a look at a hard drive that has 7200rpm.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:59 AM

Blaze is right, the only way to get an increase in frame rates in games is to replace the slow CPU and get a better graphics card, both of which you simply cannot do on a laptop. Even if you were able to crack open the case and replace the hardware, the motherboard would probably not recognize it since laptop motherboards are often specially designed by the manufacturer to handle specific equipment, and, thus, often have a BIOS with limited hardware compatibility.

As for the hard drive question, sure you can replace the hard drive, but you will not get an increase in frame rates. If you replaced it with a faster drive, programs may load slightly faster, but that's about it. As for 64-bit, it allows you to use more than 4GB of RAM along with other security-related features and instruction sets, but it is still bound by the hardware. Unless you are using really old programs, 64-bit is compatible with most software on the market.

Reviving an old laptop is just not possible, you need to either build a new desktop PC, which would allow you to upgrade in the future much more easily, or buy a new laptop.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:03 AM

A desktop would be more preferable because it could be upgraded easily.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:01 AM

Okay!

Thank you everybody for helping me, but I don't really think I'll do a lot with this laptop cuz there's actually 4 computers in my house xD My Core i7 Dell desktop with 12GB ram and ATI HD 5670 1gb GDDR5 must do the job :)

Now we can put this topic as solved!

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:20 AM

Yeah probably your Dell would do the job, leave your little netbook to do what it is intended to :)

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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