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Old 05-09-2004, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default to upgrade laptop CPU & oversize RAM

To all laptop users:


I have a 1998 IBM Thinkpad 385XD that came with 233 Mhz

CPU and the specs states a max of 96 MB RAM. It is

running extremely slow, even clicking a one-page letter

file does not open instantly. It seems to wake up from

heavy slumber. Have gone thru the whole gamut of

disfragment, cleaning out cookies, temp files, etc.,

even changing to a new hard drive. Even when I re-

installed the original 1998 with the Recovering disc,

it runs very slow.

What if I:

1. Replace the 233 mhz CPU with a 366 mhz taken from a

similar laptop model; or

2. Replace the 96MB RAM with, say, 128MB even though

the specs states the max is 96MB.

Can these 2 steps be done, and what else need to be

done to complement these steps.

If these 2 steps are done just by themselves, what is

the worst to happen to the laptop? Can I just backoff,

replace the original parts, with no dire consequences?

The IBM laptop is so solid and seem mechanically sound,

and I would like to give it a new lease on life. Any

suggestions would be appreciated.



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