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Old 08-20-2007, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Updating Laptop Hardware ??

Ok, I'm a newb to laptops, but not a newb to desktops.

I just bought a Sony Vaio PCG-F270 that needs a new HD.

Q: Are all 2.5" Laptop Hard drives interchangeable ??

I know CPUs and Memory are pretty much type specific, but what about other laptop components ?? ie CDs, DVDs, PC cards, NIC ports etc...
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A: Yes, laptop hard drives are interchangeable.

The CPU might not be, but the memory is a great way to get more performance.
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Peter answered your questions. :snob:
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A: Yes, laptop hard drives are interchangeable.

The CPU might not be, but the memory is a great way to get more performance.
Roger that.

It has 192MB right now. All the spec info I've found says that this is the max it will support. I find this hard to believe...... Can it support more ??

How can I find out if the CPU can be upgraded ??
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Peter answered your questions. :snob:
Actually, not all of them.... Just the memory question.

Are all laptop CD, DVD, PC cards etc... interchangeable as well ?
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I tried Googling: Sony Vaio PCG-G270, for details but nothing came up. Are you sure that's the model? Well, I don't think you can change the CD, DVD, or PC Cards but maybe some Add-on cards would work.
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That computer is pretty old. You should save up for a new one.
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I tried Googling: Sony Vaio PCG-G270, for details but nothing came up.
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Really weird. I'm sure I definitely searched up Sony Vaio PCG-GR270. Looks to me that your Laptop can run up to at least 512mb.

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Really weird. I'm sure I definitely searched up Sony Vaio PCG-GR270. Looks to me that your Laptop can run up to at least 512mb.

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Sorry....my bad....typo. It's a Sony Vaio PCG F270

I know it's old as dirt, but it's only going to serve a couple functions.

1) Basic Word processing and 2) As a Power Point presentation machine. Nothing else.

Just curious as to how much upgrading I can get out of it.
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