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Laptop Upgrade

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently recieved a laptop from my sister with a bad battery. She decided to buy a new laptop and gave me hers. Its current specs are Core 2 duo @2.0 ghz, 4gb ddr2 ram, 320gb toshiba hdd, and integrated graphics. 

 

Now I was looking into putting an ssd into it and upgrading to 8gb of ram. Do you think I should spend the money or just keep it as it is?

 

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Ram is difficult to talk about because we don't know your use case. (Look up techquickie and watch Linus talk about upgrading RAM) I think getting a SSD would be a good investment for the computer just to help get faster booting and accessing files if it seems too slow to you. I would do it.


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The OG System: I3-2370M @ 2.4 GHz, 750GB 5400 RPM HDD, 8GB RAM @1333Mhz, Lenovo Z580 Laptop (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS).

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
 

Ram is difficult to talk about because we don't know your use case. (Look up techquickie and watch Linus talk about upgrading RAM) I think getting a SSD would be a good investment for the computer just to help get faster booting and accessing files if it seems too slow to you. I would do it.

 

 

You got to remember my pc is a 3770k with 16gb ram and 840 pro...

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You got to remember my pc is a 3770k with 16gb ram and 840 pro...

 

I didn't look at your specs and the specs in your main rig have nothing to do with the laptop.


Current System: CPU - I5-6500 | Motherboard - ASRock H170M-ITX/ac | RAM - Mushkin Blackline 16GB DDR4 @ 2400mHz | GPU - EVGA 1060 3GB | Case - Fractal Design Nano S | Storage - 250GB 850 EVO, 3TB Barracuda | PSU - EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze | Display - AOC 22" 1080p IPS | Cooling - Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK | Keyboard - Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid(MX Blues) | Mouse - Logitech G602 | Sound - Schiit Stack | Operating System - Windows 10

 

The OG System: I3-2370M @ 2.4 GHz, 750GB 5400 RPM HDD, 8GB RAM @1333Mhz, Lenovo Z580 Laptop (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS).

 

Peripherals: G602, AKG 240, Sennheiser HD 6XX, Audio-Technica 2500, Oneplus 5T, Odroid C2(NAS).

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I didn't look at your specs and the specs in your main rig have nothing to do with the laptop.

Well now you know them. My point was is what I am used to having. 

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I was looking at upgrading my laptops ram, check the manifactures website to see the max supported ram, mine only supported up to 2gb which it came with


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GPU: ASUS 970 Strix | CPU: i7 6700k | Ram: 8gb 2666mhz Motherboard: MSI Krait Gaming 3X | Storage: 240gb Crucial m500 ssd + 2.5Gb collective total of HDD's (1x1.5tb + 1x1tb) | Case: NZXT Phantom 410

 

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I don't think you can upgrade ram, max amount per module you can get for DDR2 is 2 GB... so... you could only upgrade only if that laptop has 4 memory slots (I don't think this is the case)


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Core 2 Duo is somewhat outdated, It would be better just finding a laptop with a ssd built in to warranty and then you would be getting an upgrade 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was looking at upgrading my laptops ram, check the manifactures website to see the max supported ram, mine only supported up to 2gb which it came with

Cruical says my laptop is compatible. Obviously not paying them $211 for it.  http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/Pavilion+DV5+Series/Pavilion+dv5-1235dx-upgrades.html

 

I don't think you can upgrade ram, max amount per module you can get for DDR2 is 2 GB... so... you could only upgrade only if that laptop has 4 memory slots (I don't think this is the case)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8GB-2x4GB-DDR2-800-SODIMM-Laptop-Memory-PC2-6400-New-/151159520819?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item2331cf3e33

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Core 2 Duo is somewhat outdated, It would be better just finding a laptop with a ssd built in to warranty and then you would be getting an upgrade 

Still plays 1080p fine and gets 30fps in minecraft :). Also one thing I found out is I can change my cpu. IT actually has a socket and its not soldered to the board.

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Yep, But doesn't mean that there are lots of laptops compatible with that


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yep, But doesn't mean that there are lots of laptops compatible with that

Well crucial and other websites say its compatable with mine so...

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Well crucial and other websites say its compatable with mine so...

I mean the RAM, the SSD is compatible for sure


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I mean the RAM, the SSD is compatible for sure

No... I know the ssd is compatible, I'm saying crucial is saying 8gb of ram is compatible with my laptop.

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