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    Laptop upgradeability question

    I've got a real nice laptop... 512 meg ram...P4 2.8 ghz...

    I'd really like to upgrade to 1024 megs of ram and maybe get a new video card...

    It's a Toshiba model, and a 'larger'-type laptop.

    Could some computer savvy people tell me what sort of upgrade options I have and whether I'd need a new motherboard etc. etc.?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Laptop upgradeability question

    On a laptop your upgrade options are limited to memory, hard drive and the optical drive usually, upgrading a laptops motherboard is next to impossible since all computer manufactures use a different form factor in their laptops.

    However, upgrading the memory should be easy enough, just make sure you A) have an open slot, should be a door on the bottom of the laptop where you can access the slots..and B) buy the right kind, installation is pretty simple.
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    Re: Laptop upgradeability question

    Do they make 1024 megs in a 'single-DIMM'? (i think that's the proper terminology) I wonder if I'm currently on dual-256's?

    Is two slots the typical size?

    Thanks, Krono
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    Re: Laptop upgradeability question

    Two slots is the typical size, and they do make 1024 sticks, should be something on the Thoshiba website or manual about what type of memory it uses, could also try the Memory Advisor Tool at Crucial.
    http://www.crucial.com/index.asp
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    Re: Laptop upgradeability question

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    On a laptop your upgrade options are limited to memory, hard drive and the optical drive usually, upgrading a laptops motherboard is next to impossible since all computer manufactures use a different form factor in their laptops.

    However, upgrading the memory should be easy enough, just make sure you A) have an open slot, should be a door on the bottom of the laptop where you can access the slots..and B) buy the right kind, installation is pretty simple.
    So does that mean that I'm probably not going to be able to upgrade my video card?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Laptop upgradeability question

    99% sure you can't, your model may be special and have a full size vid card in it, but I doubt it.
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    Re: Laptop upgradeability question

    Cool, thanks for the help bud.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"



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