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Old 07-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gateway MX3215 Overhaul

As the title states, i have a Gateway MX3215 (w323-ui1). I was looking at upgrading with some simple drop in solutions. Ive already begun my upgrade with a fresh install of Windows 7 (32bit). Next is the proc and ram upgrade. Ive checked out the core 2 duo line thats available for Socket M, and being somewhat limited ive settled on the T7200 or the T7400. Now the T7400 is about 50-70$ more but from what ive researched it might be worth the extra cash. As far as the ram goes, for 35$ i can get a 2gb Kingston HyperX. Basically im looking to stay under 200$ for the upgrade. So my main question is should i bother with the 200$ upgrade, or save that and put it toward something more modern?

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I would primarily like to be able to play WoW, most likely on the lowest settings. Also some of the usual Word processing, youtube, internet browsing (just smoother).

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Old 07-20-2011, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Gateway MX3215 Overhaul

I looked around and found a mobo for the MX3215 and it only has 1 memory slot with a 1GB limit. It also says it only supports Celeron and Pentium processors so I'm thinking a Core 2 Duo is a no go. Just because it physically fits doesn't mean the Bios will recognize or support it. I looked at Gateway and they don't have a bios update so I wouldn't count on it working.

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+1 to Slaymate

Took a look around and came to the same conclusion of 1GB ram, Pentium and Celeron support only.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So my main question is should i bother with the 200$ upgrade, or save that and put it toward something more modern?
id say save and replace based on how old it is.
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