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      01-17-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Question Upgrading Laptop Help

you can upgrade ram on a laptop easy right? just open and stick in the ram and voila like a normal pc?

video cards on the other hand i can't seem to find for sale for laptops like the nvidia 8700M. has anyone upgraded on their laptop? hard?
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Depends on the laptop. The new MB Air has soldered memory, but many Dells merely have a door that is easy to remove with a screwdriver to access the memory ports. Pop them in and turn on the computer. You may get a CMOS alert telling you the memory has changed, but you can usually hit F1 or something to continue the boot process.
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its one of the asus notebooks. any idea on where i can get laptop video cards and ease of installation?
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what model is it? i changed my vid card for my alienware 2 years ago...if it supports the mxm standard than yes you should be able to change it.
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what model is it? i changed my vid card for my alienware 2 years ago...if it supports the mxm standard than yes you should be able to change it.
asus f5 any idea?
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Do you have a manual? You have an internet connection, so try going to the ASUS website for electronic documentation.
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well i opened the laptop today and found i can store max 3 gigs of ram ddr2 667.

the my graphic card is intergrated to the mobo. so if i want to upgrade video card, i would need to get a new mobo with the video card i want, and transfer cpu, etc everything over.

of course it wouldn't be worth it imo so should i sell and buy a different. DAMNIT!!!
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Why do you 'need' the laptop. If you aren't doing anything more than school work, keep it. If you want to run better games, it would be cheaper to get a desktop.
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not worth the hassle
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