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Adding a second RAM chip to Asus U32U Laptop [closed]

I have an Asus U32U laptop. The specific model is RX012D. The configuration is: AMD® APU E-450 AMD A50M Chipset AMD Radeon® HD 6320 Built-in 320GB 5400RPM HDD Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (will move to ...
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1answer
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Upgrading Laptop HDD to SDD

I have this Acer Aspire V5-471G Laptop with 466GB Seagate HDD using SATA 2.0(3.0Gb/s) interface. Now, I am planning to upgrade my HDD with a faster Samsung 840 EVO SSD which use SATA 3.0(6.0Gb/s) but ...
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0answers
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High-Quality G73jh-RBBX05 Screens

I've owned a G73jh for a few months now. Cosmetic condition is fine, runs well, somewhat cool (for an older laptop) and can even 'game.' The problem I have is with the display, for three reasons. ...
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2answers
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Which type of RAM do I need and where to find it?

I want to upgrade RAM in my laptop but I'm afraid I'll buy a wrong RAM. I currently have 4gb and I'm looking to upgrade to 8gb. The laptop has 2 slots for RAM and there's one free at the moment. I ...
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1answer
115 views

acer aod 270-1466 get more video memory any possible way

is there any possible way to get more megabytes to my graphics card. its a quad core. 1.6ghz, i got 4g ram stick windows 7 ultimate bios been updated and as far as i know the only thing left is ...
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1answer
51 views

Trouble upgrading laptop processor to core 2 duo

I own a Dell Inspiron 1545 that uses, I believe, a Pentium 4. I wanted to upgrade it, so I looked and found that the strongest processor the laptop officially supports is an intel core 2 duo T6600. I ...
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2answers
54 views

Install more memory to my PC

I have Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 8 GB RAM (2x4GB). Does anyone know if it's possible to install more 8 GB (2x8GB) to have 16 GB on that laptop? Or where I can see whether it supports 16 GB RAM?
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Lenovo CPU upgrade

I have an Acer Aspire V3 571g with an i7 3610QM CPU and a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580A with an i5 3230M CPU. I burned the GPU of the Acer a couple months ago and I want, if it's possible, to trade (exchange) ...
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1answer
1k views

Does the Acer V3-772G have mSATA?

Here on the manufacturer product page for the V3-772G-9829 is listed "dual hard drive support". Is that an mSATA slot, second SATA (1.8" or 2.5"), or does installing a second hard drive require ...
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1answer
630 views

ASUS S400CA BIOS Upgrade-RAM doesn't work anymore

I have an Asus S400CA laptop and today, I upgraded the BIOS firmware from version 203 to 209 using the Asus Windows flash utility. Flashing was successful and even the verification was OK. So, I ...
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406 views

Can I replace a SODIMM SDRAM with SODIMM DRAM in my laptop

Can I replace a SODIMM SDRAM with SODIMM DRAM in my Acer aspire 5742g? I want to update my memory, but all this types are confusing me. I looked at my computers memory and it says it has a SODIMM ...
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1answer
484 views

How can I tell if a laptop's video card can be upgraded? [closed]

Some laptops have integrated video, while others have dedicated graphics. Still others have dual graphics that change on demand. Most laptops have the video components built into the design of the ...
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2answers
1k views

Upgrading laptop RAM Dell XPS 15

I bought my Dell XPS 15 L502X laptop almost 18 months ago. It has 4GB RAM and am thinking to upgrade it. Processor: Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 2630QM According to processor specifications, it ...
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2answers
919 views

Can I easily put an SSD in an ASUS G75, and which ones?

I've been out of the hardware game for a while. I'm looking to buy a new laptop, but even the gaming laptops mostly come with a 5400 RPM HDD. I've got my eye on some variant of the ASUS G75 but I'm ...
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1answer
901 views

Are there upgrades for an Acer 6930G?

I actually own an Acer 6930g that runs Windows 8 with a SSD. It is powered by a Intel Centrino Duo T9600 (2.8Ghz) and a NVidia GeForce 9600M GS. It's a five year old machine I bought for cheap thanks ...
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2answers
4k views

Can I upgrade the CPU and RAM in my Toshiba Satellite laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5303 laptop with the following specs: Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm)HD Graphics GHz RAM: 2.00 GB (1.59 GB usable) I would like to upgrade the hardware ...
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2answers
152 views

Upgrading CPU in laptop

My wife would like a laptop, and I'm looking at an HP G6, specifically, a g6t-2000. She says she only wants it for storing photos and so forth, but the techie in me would like to ensure it doesn't ...
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2answers
484 views

Maximum Memory for Acer Aspire 5672wlmi

I wanted to upgrade the memory in my Acer Aspire 5672wlmi. By default, there are 2 x 1GB DDR2 installed and I wanted to upgrade to 3GB, so I bought a 2GB DDR2 PC667. When I replace one of the ...
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1answer
858 views

Is it possible to use a PATA to SATA adapter in a notebook?

How to update an old notebook with a SATA SSD (that I already have)? I know there are adapters available, but they apparently don't fit in a laptop because the dimensions of the SSD and PATA drive ...
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1answer
479 views

Upgrade RAM in Samung NP550

I've just purchased a new set of RAM for my Samsung series 5 laptop (NP550P7C) however (embarrassingly) cannot figure out how to get the laptop apart! I've taken plenty of other models apart in the ...
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0answers
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Please define: “Maximum Memory Supported - 10GB, Service Upgradable Only”

I am assuming this means that the RAM modules can only be inserted/removed from some place very inconvenient? Maybe under the keyboard? Or does this mean something more strict, as in the only way to ...
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3answers
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Reviving an old laptop

I have a Toshiba Tecra A4 laptop (Model: PTA40A-1D2004) that was top notch in it's day. Now it's slow and behind the times :( I want to add a bit of RAM and a bigger HDD to give it a new life, ...
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0answers
987 views

I want to upgrade my laptop core2duo cpu, what's the best cpu I can use? [closed]

I have a samsung R510 with a core 2 duo T6400. http://ark.intel.com/products/40479/ I took it apart earlier today to clean it up inside, since it has been overheating recently. When I got the ...
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1answer
1k views

Can I upgrade the CPU in my Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop?

I've got an Intel Core Duo T2300 in my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100, 0768-49G). Here is what I could find out about it: $ sudo dmidecode # dmidecode 2.11 SMBIOS 2.4 present. 42 structures occupying 1436 ...
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Alienware MX11 upgrade RAM to 16gb DDR3?

I want to buy an Alienware MX11 from a friend. Specs: CPU: Overclockable Intel Core2 Duo SU7300 1.3GHz RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz 11.6-inch WideHD 1366x768 (720p) w/ WWAN Video Card: 1GB ...
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1answer
125 views

Is my laptop good enough to support my development needs? [closed]

I have an ASUS Pentium-R Dual Core CPU running at 2.20Ghz. It has 4 gb of built in ram, currently running a 64 bit Windows 7 . I just started graduate school and Im wondering whether I should go in ...
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1answer
567 views

Upgrading laptop keyboard to backlit one

I have a Dell Vostro 3450 laptop, which supports backlit keyboards. My laptop was bought with a simple, non-backlit keyboard. If I buy a backlit replacement keyboard, will it work right away, or is ...
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3answers
3k views

Do I need to get SO-DIMM or non-SO-DIMM memory?

I want to upgrade RAM of my laptop, a Lenovo Ideapad Y510. The form factor of RAM given here is "SO DIMM 200-pin". I have two options, first and second. My question is: both are of type DDR2 2GB ...
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Can I upgrade my laptop CPU

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y510 with dual core 1.6 Ghz processor, 1GB ram, 160GB HDD. I want to upgrade my current cpu with any latest one like i3, i5 or i7 to get more speed but don't know if it is ...
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3answers
166 views

Which kind of memory do I need for this laptop?

I'm trying to upgrade the RAM in my laptop. It has two slots, but only 1 is filled with a 4gb stick, so I am looking for another 4gb to stick in the other slot. It is a HP g6-1d38dx. I found this ...
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3answers
1k views

How do I know that my laptop need more memory?

I sometimes feel that my laptop works slowly because of lack of memory (when I have LOTS of browser windows open or when I am running graphics applications or computer games) but I am not sure if the ...
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3answers
502 views

Is there really no hope to upgrade the graphic card of a laptop?

I have a 3+ years old Pavillon dv6 1080el. It's aging fairly well, except for the battery, the palm rests and the nVidia 9200M GS graphic card, which is barely adequate for running any game at the ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I determine the fastest RAM I can put in my laptop ?

I would like to add some RAM to my laptop but I have one small problem: I would like to know what is the fastest speed I can put inside it. I know from CPU-Z that I use DDR3 RAM: One piece of RAM ...
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3answers
488 views

lshw shows wrong information about memory slots

Recently I bought a new laptop, and now I am looking if I can upgrade it. It has 1 gigabyte of ram. So I decided to find if it has free ram slots. Here is lshw output about ram: *-memory ...
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1answer
211 views

Gateway laptop module bay light repeating 12 flashes - what error is that?

I have a Gateway M465-E laptop currently running fine with a T2300E Core Duo installed. I wanted to upgrade it to a Core 2 Duo. My brother has the same model laptop and that took a Core 2 Duo ...
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1answer
2k views

Help with RAM speeds? and Is dual Channel worth it?

I ran crucial's diagnostic software and it says I only have 2GB of ram on my laptop. It says I can have up to 8GB of ram and that I have 1 free slot. So I will buy like another 2GB stick or maybe 4GB ...
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1answer
188 views

How to change the internal wlan in laptops/netbooks?

as I use mostly linux, I'm trying to customise my netbook and my wlan is my only rock in the path of a fully open source supported netbook ... Plug and play in linux Here's what I need to swap/switch ...
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1answer
2k views

Laptop RAM upgrade - 266mhz or 533? PC2-4300 or 4200?

I want to upgrade the RAM in a Toshiba Satellite M70 SR3 Laptop. SIW diagnostic software gives me the follwing info about the current RAM: Capacity: 512MB; Type: DDR2 (PC2-4300); Speed: 266Mhz (DDR2 ...
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58 views

Is it safe to add a hard disk on a laptop that didn't ship with a second one but it has the slot to do it?

I wonder if it was not designed to increase hard disk number [in terms of watt available] (the manual isn't specific on it, it only talks about 'replacing the second one' in other models). However, I ...
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1answer
195 views

Need more clarification on upgrading to 4GB on an Acer Aspire 5102WLMI

In one of the questions before (from October 2009) the question has been answered how to get an ACER Aspire 5102WLMI with 4GB of memory up and running beyond POST. I have exactly that problem, but ...
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1answer
926 views

Laptop RAM upgrade: max out more than recommended?

I have a Dell Studio 1735...currently with 3GB DDR2 RAM...Max RAM is 4GB. Currently have Windows 7 32-bit installed, want to upgrade to 64-bit... Everything on this page is compatible with this ...
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4answers
4k views

Can I upgrade the CPU in my Lenovo laptop?

I want to replace my Lenovo laptop 3000 N500 CPU to one of these: AMD Athlon 64, revision D or later AMD Opteron, revision E or later AMD Turion 64, revision E or later AMD Sempron, 64-bit-capable, ...
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4answers
360 views

Ram upgrade questions for a laptop

I recently bought a Sony VAIO VGN-SZ2VP/X (a 2006 model) laptop, according to the specifications, the motherboard supports RAM of 533MHz. I had two questions: Is it better to upgrade this with a ...
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1answer
430 views

Upgrade processor in Dell Inspiron E1705

I'm looking to upgrade the processor in my older Dell Inspiron E1705. The laptop is currently running an Intel T2400 @ 1.83GHZ. First, is this something that is even possible to do? Second, what ...
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4answers
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Upgrade video card on Dell Inspiron e1505/6400 laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 laptop. I ordered it several years ago. It uses an onboard video chip. Is it possible to upgrade the video card on this laptop using an expansion card? I've ...
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4answers
267 views

Clean Install: Ubuntu 8.04, 10.04 or somthing else?

I'm faced with a pending clean install due to a dying hard drive in my old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop. I've been running Ubuntu 8.04 on it since... 8.04 and I've been more or less happy with it except ...
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2answers
547 views

Upgrading laptop processor

I have a Dell Studio 17. It's a few years old, and I wanted to upgrade the processor. It currently has an Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 @ 2.00GHz My question is how can I find out which processors are ...
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2answers
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Difference between PC3-8500s and PC3-8500f

Is there any real difference between PC3-8500s and PC3-8500f? It's Laptop memory, DDR3. Would a laptop which can take one also be able to use the other?
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1answer
422 views

Upgrade Dell laptop hard disk

I have a Dell laptop and I'm looking to upgrade to a bigger hard disk. Please can you explain to me how to identify which types of disk are compatible? I'm totally lost in a sea of variants of ...
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Does the Dell Inspiron 1501 handle more than 4 Gb of RAM?

After the following comment on my last question, I'm thinking about upgrading my RAM: I got a 160 GB Scorpio Blue a couple months ago for my 1501. It's nice. That + 2 GB Crucial RAM have ...