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#1 fortune7

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:33 AM

i recently got my wife's laptop working again and was wondering what upgrades would be practical for this thing? I think RAM would be the most logical and cheapest upgrade, but i come here for knowledgeable advice on what I could do to make this puppy better. Thanks all, Attached is this system speccy for this laptop.

 
 
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Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5600 @ 1.83GHz 65 °C
Merom 65nm Technology
RAM
2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-11)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0XD720 (Microprocessor) 68 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1440x900@60Hz)
128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Dell)
Storage
111GB Western Digital WDC WD1200BEVS-75LAT0 ATA Device (SATA) 59 °C
Optical Drives
SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
Computer type: Portable
Installation Date: 11/3/2011 9:17:21 AM
 


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:30 AM

Hi,
Apart from RAM, if you are lucky, you can upgrade / add a new internal harddisk (if there is an extra bay) to expand your storage / solid state drive to boost your performance.
Since almost all other components are soldered to motherboard (except optical drive), its difficult for upgrading them.
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:02 PM

I agree with Nik ... Adding enough to make this 4 gig.  And an SSD hard drive would make HUGE performance difference.

 

There is simply no comparison between a hard drive and an SSD.  My windows computer boots up in like 8 seconds with my SSD.

 

And unless your going to go with a 64 bit OS theres no reason to go over 4 gig of memory. 






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