I use this laptop to remote into my work desktop when I work from home, and I get enough blue screens of death that I'm considering a new purchase. It's a Dell 1720 with Vista, Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz. I have already upgraded my ram to 4gb. It has nvidia GeForce 8600M GT. I have two uses, work and gaming. I can deal with the annoyances when I'm playing SCII (even though it's getting slow enough to become unplayable at all but the lowest graphic settings), but when I'm working and have to restart I vow each time to buy something new. I've already gotten more years out of the machine than I expected, but figured maybe there's another upgrade I can do to get another couple years worth out of it.
I've read that it's usually caused by overheating, and I use it on top of one of those fan blowing trays, but not with much success. I try to keep it defragged and the registry clean, but can't be sure it does any real good.
Worth upgrading, and, if so, what upgrades?
Edited by attemi, 18 July 2013 - 12:05 PM.