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« on: May 30, 2008, 06:21:05 AM »

So..after playing Age of Conan, I think I want to upgrade my laptop, but, having been a stationary owner my whole life, I dont have a clue in this world.

specs:
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7500 (Santa Rosa platform)
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel 965 PM Express chipset
2 gigs Ram
nVidia GeForce 8600M GT

so..I Thought, since I'm using vista 32, I cant put more Ram in it, but, the graphics card can be upgraded.

Any recommendations? and, how the heck do you install a new graphics card in a laptop?
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 01:54:14 PM »

Some extra RAM might help, especially with Vista, but check and see if you have an available memory slot.  With 2GB, I'm guessing there might be two 1GB sticks in there, so you'll have to buy two new 2GB sticks to upgrade.  If youíre lucky thereís just one 2GB stick cutting down on your costs.

As for the video card, do you know for a fact you can upgrade it?  While Dell and a few other manufacturers have built some models that could be upgraded, most laptops donít offer the option.  The hardware is usually custom built for one particular video card, and hardwired to the motherboard.  If you can upgrade the card, Iíd check the Asus support page.  You wonít be able to stick any off the shelf card in there, your choices will likely be quite limited.  Unfortunately laptop upgrades are usually limited to RAM and/or hard drive upgrades.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 02:00:19 PM »

if it is a dell, it really isnt all that hard to swap the cards as long is it is one the laptop supports.  you have to remove the keyboard, palm rest, and display

this will give you an idea
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 06:18:28 PM »

hmm, okay, wrote wrong, I have 3 gigs of ram...

As for model, its..as I wrote in subject line, hehe, its an Asus...

and, well, didnt really know anything about laptops so as for upgrading, I've no clue...I think I heard something a few years ago about PCMIA? or something like that? isnt that where you insert your graphics cards?

and thanks for the feedback :-)
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008, 03:47:02 AM »

You might want to make a post in here-ASUS thread on notebookreviews.com

http://forum.notebookreview.com/forumdisplay.php?f=19
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