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Notebooks Compaq v6000 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sui_winbolo, 12 Sep 2008.

  1. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

    25 Sep 2004
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    Okay, well I thought it was about time to upgrade my aging Compaq v6000. Well, I had it for 1 year, so it's not that old. But I could use a performance boost for how heavily I use my laptop. Like running a virtual operating system and maxing out my RAM usage.

    Now there's not much you can upgrade on a laptop, for me about all I can do is install more RAM and a bigger and faster HDD.

    So that' exactly what I'm going to do.

    Current Specs
    AMD Turion TL-56 x2 Processor running at 1.8Ghz
    Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 GPU
    2GB Corsair VS DDR2 667 RAM
    160GB 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
    Windows Vista Home Basic

    Here's what I ordered.

    4GB of Corsair VS DDR2 667 RAM $74

    WD 250GB 7200RPM 2.5" HDD $120

    Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit Edition $100

    So let's get started!


    Wait, where's my laptop?!

    Oh wait, that's right, my ****ing wireless card burned out and it's still at the HP repair facility. :waah:

    Well, actually it's on its way back. I had to send it in because the wireless stopped working. a known defect with my model. Even though it's out of warranty, they still fixed it for free. Its on its way back now, I should have it by Monday. I just ordered the RAM, HDD, and Vista today and I'm having that overnighted also. I should have everything by Monday.

    Also, I should make note, another reason why I'm upgrading my laptop is one of my RAM sticks went corrupt a day after the wireless card stopped working. Go figure on the odds of that happening.

    Monday I should have everything, expect an update than.

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