upgrading a laptop - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-19-2007, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1
Default upgrading a laptop

ok so i have outgrown my laptop :-( and dont have enough money to buy a new one so after upgrading it
i have the following:

CPU Type Mobile AMD Sempron LV, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) 3100+

Module Size 512 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)

Memory Type DDR SDRAM

Timmings @ 166 MHz 2.5-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

its a hp pavillion dv5000
how much ram is it worth putting into it and also is it possible to get a faster version of this cpu as cannot even find it in and shops near me

many thanks

ajkiwi88 is offline  
Old 11-19-2007, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Idealist Gamer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 419
Default Re: upgrading a laptop

Most of the time I hear on here that 2GB is a good amount and more is usually overkill.

I don't have much experience with laptops or desktop hardware for that matter. Good luck though.

Dakaggo is offline  
Old 11-19-2007, 01:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Web Programmer
murdocsvan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 896
Default Re: upgrading a laptop

1 GB should be enough for any laptop, except maybe vista....
PHP + MYSQL, ASP.Net + C# with SQL, WCF, Python, XHTML + CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Flash + ActionScript 3, XML, SVG.

Web Developer Portfolio
murdocsvan is offline  
Old 11-20-2007, 08:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Re: upgrading a laptop

You can upgrade only RAM in most laptops. Laptop hardware is not very standard, and most everything is integrated. You may be able to replace the CPU, but good luck finding a compatible one, and you'll have to tear the whole computer apart to change it. RAM is fairly easy to change, though, just pull the bottom panel off and swap the RAM sticks. 1GB is plenty, even for Vista, but a bit more can up the performance in high end software.

CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Old 11-24-2007, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,909
Default Re: upgrading a laptop

upgrading CPU will be little difficult, even if you manage to open the casing.

reason is that, laptop manufacturers design the heat sink according to thermal dissipation of the processor. if you believe, that your new processor is based on the same thermal dissipation as previous one. then go ahead, if slightly higher, then it will still work, but expect processor fan to run all the time. be sure. to keep the layer of the thermal compound as thin as possible.
Intel Core2Quad 2.66Ghz 12MB L2-Cache
4096MB DDR Kingston Hyper-X
GigaByte GA-P35-DS3R
XFX 9600GT AlphaDog
Seagate 2 X 320GB SATA2
LG L246WH Flatron 24"
Blind_Arrow is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgrading RAM in laptop, NEED ADVICE. c_los Laptops and Notebooks 13 11-20-2007 01:22 PM
Upgrading video card/chip on laptop rickytan Laptops and Notebooks 7 10-02-2007 01:25 PM
upgrading memory in Gateway laptop plumber4578 Laptops and Notebooks 6 09-11-2007 02:17 PM
Upgrading to core2duo on my laptop dashogun Laptops and Notebooks 8 08-12-2007 09:28 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.