1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

project: laptop reborn *mini project*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by megaglowz, 1 Aug 2005.

  1. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

    Joined:
    20 May 2002
    Posts:
    3,256
    Likes Received:
    16
    i used to play cs 6.1 all the time on one of those, on a spanky 2mb video card iirc :)

    damn nice looking mod btw, anyone know if that brand of paint or something similar is around in the uk?
     
  2. (PTK)

    (PTK) New Member

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2005
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ill mini-mod! How were the pinstripes done?
     
  3. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

    Joined:
    26 Nov 2004
    Posts:
    2,804
    Likes Received:
    1
    im assuming that your talking to me, so ill tell you.

    300mhz pentium 2
    128mb sdram (64 soldered to mainboard, 64 added)
    6.5gb HDD (want to upgrade)
    windows 2000 pro with sp3
     
  4. quadmodz

    quadmodz New Member

    Joined:
    9 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    176
    Likes Received:
    0
    nice work and art! COOL!!
     
  5. megaglowz

    megaglowz New Member

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am honored sir. :clap:

    The pinstrips are just a automotive pinstriping i found at the local autozone.
    i wanted somthing to help protect the edges and dress it up a little.
    It turned out ALOT better then i thought it would look :eeek:

    thanks man,i am glad you guys like it. :dremel:
     
    Last edited: 28 Aug 2005
  6. Strategy

    Strategy Banned

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2005
    Posts:
    1,359
    Likes Received:
    0
    I stripped a working one of these laptops for the screen, which I planned to use for a LCD mod, which I soon found out was a waste of time as I'd need an adapter card to run the LCD off. :(

    A big waste looking back. I did sell the screen on ebay though, so not a total loss!
     
  7. AAAAAAAWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
     
  8. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

    Joined:
    5 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    6,363
    Likes Received:
    125
    "keep it simple" that's simply one cool paintjob :O
     
  9. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    2,765
    Likes Received:
    66
    For those interested in the performance of Laptops From Last Century, I ran an old Toshiba for half of last year. PII-333 with just 96MB of RAM. With Windows XP. Amazingly, it ran, but suffered plenty for the puny RAM. However, once you had waiting several minutes for it to boot, and got Word, Outlook OR Firefox open (note the OR, not an AND!) it worked just fine.

    Programs take ages to load, and don't expect to ALT-Tab between stuff quickly, but it was surprisingly usable, in that I wasn't expecting it to be usable at all. :)
     
  10. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

    Joined:
    26 Nov 2004
    Posts:
    2,804
    Likes Received:
    1
    how did you upgrade the cpu though, on every laptop ive ever seen inside the proc is soldered permanently to the motherboard. if some of them are removable, how can i tell without taking my laptop apart?
     
  11. megaglowz

    megaglowz New Member

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    I went to the dell forums and talked to alot of people.
    I entered "cpi-a 300 processor upgrade" into there forums search :search:
    A guy named leduke30 helped me out alot on the hardware side.
    I also downloaded the service manual and it showed me how to take it apart.
    Thats how i knew i could do it.
     
  12. quantum-modder

    quantum-modder New Member

    Joined:
    4 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    good job man looks great i should try that with my old dell also (do i dare take it apart?)
     
  13. megaglowz

    megaglowz New Member

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    There not that bad
    Once you get the keyboard out :wallbash: ,its easy..lol
     
  14. THEkorean

    THEkorean 42

    Joined:
    10 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    480
    Likes Received:
    0
  15. LOTTARO

    LOTTARO New Member

    Joined:
    1 Jul 2005
    Posts:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice paint job!

    Where u get the info of the processor that motherboard can handle?
     
  16. megaglowz

    megaglowz New Member

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    I went to the dell forums and asked :thumb:

    it will actualy take a 750 pIII,but there rare and very expensive.
    its an mmc-2 proc.
     
  17. megaglowz

    megaglowz New Member

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    ya,it run's pretty good.
    if i can find my windows 2000 disk,im going to run that, and use knoppix when the urge hits.

    if i can find a version of linux that "likes" the hardware in this thing,ill goto that :thumb:
     
  18. megaglowz

    megaglowz New Member

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    So
    anybody have any ideas how to light the window??
    i cant come up with a good way to power anything to light it.
    there is room for led's,but i have no clue where to draw power from.
     
  19. frodo

    frodo New Member

    Joined:
    1 Nov 2003
    Posts:
    1,095
    Likes Received:
    0
    **looks at dell 850** mmm ideas eh!

    where abouts did you get the upgraded processor... and the ram!

    my laptops specs are

    850mhz p3
    256mb pc133 (iirc)
    10gb hdd

    im tempted to try and find a busted one and repaint it, i love the clean look of nicely painted laptops :D
     
  20. megaglowz

    megaglowz New Member

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ebay Cheesecake!
     

Share This Page