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Upgrading Laptops

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CoasterFreak, Apr 23, 2004.

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  1. CoasterFreak

    CoasterFreak Thread Starter

    Aug 22, 2003
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    I got a laptop for Christmas. Pretty good Compaq..not too bad. I will be going off to college, 3 years from now and I'm sure most of the hardware in my laptop will be outdated. My question is, is it possible to upgrade a laptop like a desktop, i.e. Processor, RAM, Vid Card. I already know RAM can be upgraded, but i wasnt sure about the processor and the vid card. Thanx in advance.
  2. chakorules


    Apr 16, 2004
    Typically NOT. If your abious (sp?), you can scour ebay and look for "like" model types. Alot of hardware vulchers buy up motherboard and CPU combos for quick laptop repairs. You'll probablly end up yanking the whole board with CPU to something major.

    If three years Moores Law will already double the CPU speed and you'll be buying laptops out of a vending machine...

    what the heck is Moores Law? Reference here:
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Buy a new laptop, in three years that one will be pretty long in the tooth. That's about the time that batteries start dying, monitor hinges start getting flaky, etc.
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