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post #1 of 21
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I have a laptop and i would like to upgrade it. I have had it for a year and 8 months. The 2 year warrenty is about to run out and i want to upgrade it soon so i wont have to worry about the warrenty. Ill do my best to post the system specs but this laptop is confusing and im not that familiar with them. How do i find out what kind of Memory i can get for this motherboard? Or how do i find the system specs in order to find the motherboard?

Emachines
Mobile AMD Athlon XP 2800+
508 mhz, 488 mb of Ram

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N DVD/CD-ROM

EDIT: My graphics card is Radeon IGP 320M
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post #2 of 21
woah wait? the lappy is running at 508 ? and its a 2800+ ?!?
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post #3 of 21
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I guess so, thats what the system spec. says. You have to understand that i am new to making a Desktop computer, laptops are way more confusing for me.
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post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by BigpoppaFrary View Post
woah wait? the lappy is running at 508 ? and its a 2800+ ?!?
Its because its a laptop, so its slowing the CPU down to save battery power.
post #5 of 21
just download cpuz and tell us the specs for the lappy
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post #6 of 21
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ok, how do i take a screen shot of cpuz? And the multiplier, volts, core speed, all changes ALOT
MUltiplier x4-16
Vcore 1.25-1.7
core speed 500-2.6
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post #7 of 21
Yeah... that's 'Cool-n-Quiet' for you . The moment the lappy has nothign to do it clocks down the CPU to save power. Thus, you'll see indeed such jumps in CPU speed, voltage, and multi.

Now, laptops are generally not the most upgradable things. The only reasonable upgrade imo is adding RAM.

What budget do you have ? It might be better to just save for a new desktop and just use this laptop for lighter tasks on the road.
    
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post #8 of 21
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I will also note that my power connection is jacked up! The power supply is broke i think and i need to use my warrenty to fix it. But then again i dont know anythign about laptops
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post #9 of 21
Yeah... you should have that fixed.

As I said... RAM will give it a nice boost
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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post #10 of 21
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I plan on using my desktop for alot of school stuff, and for games/music/videos/editing. I want to use my laptop for the internet. I have had some back luck with the internet and vir suits failing. I dont even think i will connect my new desktop to the internet at all, and just use firewire to connect my laptop and my comp. My budget mid range. Just let me know what i can do, and what ram i can get.
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