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Old 01-21-2008, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought an HPzv6000 about 2 years ago for like 800, I was wondering If I could upgrade anything on it, mainly sound card, video card, ram maybe, anything I suppose. Also is it powerful enough to support Vista? if its not possible to upgrade I guess Ill just buy a new computer,thanks in advance if u decide to help: These are my specs:

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name LAPDEIVAN
User Name IVAN

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 1000 MHz (5 x 200)
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZV6100 (PN494AV)
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, AMD Hammer
System Memory 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (09/03/05)

Display
Video Adapter ATI MOBILITY RADEON Xpress 200 Series (128 MB)
Video Adapter ATI MOBILITY RADEON Xpress 200 Series (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480M)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Generic Television

Multimedia
Audio Adapter ATI SB400 - AC'97 Audio Controller

Storage
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Disk Drive HTS424040M9AT00 (40 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462A (DVD:8x, CD:24x/10x/24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 38146 MB (26763 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network
Network Adapter Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN (192.168.1.105)
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Peripherals
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller ATI SB400 - USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB400 - USB Controller
USB2 Controller ATI SB400 - USB 2.0 Controller
Battery Microsoft AC Adapter
Battery Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
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Oh its actually an HP Pavilion zv6000 just in case it makes a difference
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Video wouldn't be upgradeable on this model-you're stuck with integrated. You can upgrade your system ram, though. Maximum of 2gb it looks like.

zv6000 is just the series name, so I'm assuming your actual model is the zv6130us (probly a sticker on the bottom)
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if you do some research i bet you could find a processor and RAM for it, but laptops are not meant to be upgraded. if you want vista buy a new laptop, well thats just my opinion.
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I agree by the time you sink in more ram and buy vista software for a few more bucks you can buy a laptop with vista already installed and all the hardware specs ready.
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U really think helix? I mean a new laptop is expensive! and Ram and vista would be like 200 or somethin
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Laptops are not meant to be upgraded, that computer may lag if you installed Vista on it even with more RAM due to the fact that it has integrated graphics. Your onboard video could not support the OS graphics which may make it "bleed" into the RAM causing a memory leak. I have only heard of a few people having this happen to them however.
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As jorsoft03 said 2gb is you max ram other than that a hard drive upgrade is all you can do.
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well that sucks that thats all I can do, I guess Ill just build a desktop for 1500
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Sadly laptops are not realy upgradeable, this is something the manufactures need to work on.
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