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Old 05-11-07, 12:41 PM
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ive got a dell inpsirion 1300 laptop

im wondering can i upgrade the processor and maybe the ram

is it easy to do it yourself or should i send it off

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Old 05-11-07, 02:24 PM
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What are the laptops current specs?

Memory and HDD upgrads on laptops are a breeze, all can be upgraded in those ways. As far as the processor you just need to know whether or not it's socket based or directly soldered to the mainboard. Obviously if its soldered u can't upgrade it, if it has a socket then you SHOULD be able to upgrade to any processor within the same family and socket type.

I'm unfamiliar with whether or not Dell solders the CPU's in. I know all of my Apple notebooks are all soldered.
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Old 05-11-07, 03:06 PM
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is it easy to do it yourself or should i send it off

pls HELP ME
do you have the tools to open it up?
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Old 05-11-07, 03:23 PM
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do you have the tools to open it up?
Every laptop I've stripped down before only required a jewelers screwdriver set and 2 small Torx bits. The most complicated lappy I ever stripped down bare to the case was my MacBook Pro, and that only required 3 different screw drivers IIRC.
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Old 05-11-07, 04:00 PM
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What are the laptops current specs?

Memory and HDD upgrads on laptops are a breeze, all can be upgraded in those ways. As far as the processor you just need to know whether or not it's socket based or directly soldered to the mainboard. Obviously if its soldered u can't upgrade it, if it has a socket then you SHOULD be able to upgrade to any processor within the same family and socket type.

I'm unfamiliar with whether or not Dell solders the CPU's in. I know all of my Apple notebooks are all soldered.
yh my processor is INTEL Celeron 1.4 GHZ which i know is crap

and 512 MB memory i think i can upgrade the processor myself but not sure
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Old 05-11-07, 04:16 PM
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Every laptop I've stripped down before only required a jewelers screwdriver set and 2 small Torx bits. The most complicated lappy I ever stripped down bare to the case was my MacBook Pro, and that only required 3 different screw drivers IIRC.
that's all good and well, but a bottle of wine's not much cop without a corkscrew!

no wisecracks about screw-on caps from the cheap end please! lol
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Old 05-11-07, 04:26 PM
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im wondering can i upgrade the processor and maybe the ram
Ram -- More than likely can be expanded from your current quantity check its max capacity@crucial.com (lol some spam bot is gonna have fun)

Cpu -- maybe a lot of mobile motherboards have a screw fastened socket and given dell like bulk motherboards and some degree of processor flexibility -- id hazard that it is screw fastened; open it to find out

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that's all good and well, but a bottle of wine's not much cop without a corkscrew!

no wisecracks about screw-on caps from the cheap end please! lol
Maybe it's just me but I don't understand the meaning of that response to my post, lol.
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Old 05-11-07, 10:06 PM
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Maybe it's just me but I don't understand the meaning of that response to my post, lol.
sorry old chap!

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that's all good and well, but a bottle of wine's not much cop without a corkscrew!
just my way of saying you can't do the job if you don't have the right tools!
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