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Recommendations for my laptop upgrade

Q: Recommendations for my laptop upgrade

Hello everyone!
I'm a newbie to PC gaming, I have been playing "Dayz" on my HP laptop, but the graphics quality and lag I experience is rather annoying! So I'm looking to replace a few components on my laptop but I have no idea where to start or what to change, so I've come to Techspot looking for advice!
bear in mind I don't want to blow the bank on loads of expensive upgrades
here are the specs, any suggestions?

Microprocessor AMD Quad-Core A4-5000M APU with Radeon HD 8330 Graphics (1.5 GHz, 2 MB cache)
Chipset AMD A76M FCH
Memory 4 GB DDR3
Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8330 Graphics (up to 1.98 GB)
Hard Drive 750 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Up to 24 GB partition for system recovery

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5399488

Thanks in advance

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A: Recommendations for my laptop upgrade

Unfortunately most laptops do not have the option of replacing components. Your options for this HP Laptop is: upgrading your RAM to 8GB (or more depending on how much max RAM the laptop allows) & changing the Hard Drive from the 5400 rpm to either a 7200 rpm or better yet a SSD. Laptops are not component swappable like the Desktop computers are. Most laptops have parts soldered in on the motherboard. You might be able to eliminate some "Lag" with the RAM and Hard Drive changes, but if you are looking for a drastic improvement, I would suggest a laptop more suited for gaming.

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Hey, for the holidays I am upgrading my PC, and I was just wondering what everyone here thinks would be the best possible upgrade for my setup. By the way, I plan to play games like Unreal Tournament 3 (max graphics) Crysis (High Graphics). I only really want to upgrade my CPU and graphics card. Also, keep in mind overclockability for the CPU, because I definitely plan to overclock it.
My setup
-Abit AN8 SLI socket 939 Motherboard
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-X-fi Xtreme Music soundcard

Thanks!
 

A:Upgrade Recommendations

Get a X-fi extremegamer, and a 8800 Gt.
 

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I've read several articles on this, as well as reviews of several SSDs for the task. I'm leaning towards 2 OCZ drives (OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G), if I go thru wiht the RAID 0 approach.

Obviously I am going for speed and not redundancy. The 2 60GB drives would support the OS and I'd put programs and data on the 1TB drive I am already using for this purpose.

What are your suggestions (regarding the RAID idea AND which dirves to get)?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions/input. And if I am really wasting time on RAIDing SSDs and you have a better solution (ie, 1 faster SSD), I'd love to hear about it.
 

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Hi guys

I would like to upgrade my graphic card, which currently is a ?NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT?. I would like to have two similar cards as I have a SLI motherboard.

I have around 350 USD for the purchase, and the cards are going to be used for gaming as well as working. I work as a constructing architect and is using Revit Architecture and ADT07 as my main working interface.
Concerning the gaming part, I usually only play ?Civilization 4 BTS? and ?Football manager 2008? but would like to be able to run Colin McRae, World in Conflict and Ghost Recon with no graphical lacking as well.

My PC spec?s are:

Motherboard ? ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939
Graphic interface ? PCI-Express x16
Memory ? 1024 MB DDR Dual
CPU ? AMD Athlon 64 3200+
CPU Speed ? 2015.0 MHz
Power Supply Make/Model ? TAGAN TG530-U15
Watt output/Amperage ? 2 x 20A (33A)

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Recommendations for an upgrade

Sli is only worth doing if you have a high resloution monitor. If you are using a flat panel that only supports 1024x768 then its pointless for example.
If thats the case, then spending all your money on one card would gain much more benefit.
 

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System Information:
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A:Upgrade recommendations

A few questions might help you get on the right track.

What is your budget? (Comments do seem to stretch this question abit)
How do you use your PC?
If you play games, what titles do you play and what resolution do you want to use?
Are you planning on building or buying a pre-build system?

 

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Gigabyte HD 7870 OC version

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ThermalTake ToughPower Cable Management 750 W PSU

I was thinking of getting another lesser GPU in the HD 7000 family to handle the Physics processing.

I'm pretty sure I'll need I'll need a 1000W PSU if I go SLI with another HD 7870 OC.

Can I avoid the PSU upgrade with a non-SLI setup?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I'll mostly be playing BF4.

PS; If in either case a 1000W PSU upgrade is recommended, which would you go with? I'm a big fan of smooth, efficient, continuous power...

MK
 

A:Recommendations for GPU upgrade

if you went with the 7750 you would probably be ok with a 850w

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A:Recommendations please on upgrade

Oh I meant to say,how do I go about it, please?
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ECS N2U400-A :
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FSB 400
Dual Channel DDR400
AGP 8X
6 Channel Audio
10/100 LAN
ATA133

AMD 2700+ XP
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Thats what I have. I would like to know where you think I can greatly improve system performance. While keeping the same board and processor. I'm running Win XP prof SP1.
 

A:Hardware Upgrade Recommendations

Definitely more RAM. Another 512MB of RAM would make the most difference.

Not exactly relating to your physicial computer, but if you're still using that 56k modem, broadband is a great upgrage

[Edit] If you intrested in gaming, a new video card is in order.
 

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128GB OCZ Vertex Plus Series SATA II SSD
600w coolermaster silent PSU
W7 O/S

nothing overclocked
What is the next best upgrade to make in order to get a noticeable difference in gaming?

thanks in advance
 

A:Gaming upgrade - recommendations please

Well If you want better gaming performance. The upgrade would be the GPU. What is the budget you have for the upgrade?
 

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The motherboard choices i have are: A75MA-G55, A75A-G35 and A75A-G55.
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A:Solved: recommendations for a system upgrade??

Which OS are you using? To use more than 4GB of RAM, you will need to run a 64bit OS. And unless you know you are having RAM issues, upgrading isn't likely to help. You can monitor RAM usage using Task Manager. But unless you are getting "low memory" errors, more RAM isn't the solution.

An SSD will yield faster boot and program loading times.
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A:Windows 7 x64 upgrade - Online purchase recommendations please

The best value for Upgrade is Win7 Home Premium Upgrade Family 3-Pack which regularly goes down to $99-$120 on Amazon, buy.com and newegg.com, making 3 licenses cheaper than a single normally-priced Upgrade license.

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A:Upgrade Recommendations - Athlon 64 3500+ / GeForce 6600 GT

The graphics card is more important than the CPU, which'd only give a substantial performance increase in some CPU-dependant games but the increase will be most noticeable in application performance and multitasking. Most games are GPU-dependent so upgrade to a 9600GT now and then later to a newer CPU and motherboard. If you're willing to specify a budget, we might be able to provide you with a couple of suggestions for a good CPU, mobo and RAM kit. Lastly, make sure you have a powerful enough PSU to power your new card and\or components.
 

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A:Need advice and recommendations in choosing the correct parts to upgrade my PC.

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A:Laptop Recommendations please

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A:Laptop recommendations?

Originally Posted by AsilentG Hi, Im am wanting to find a laptop that can handle video editing, beat making and some steam games. My budget is $1000 , so if you can recommend any Laptop that will fit these needs, that would be grateful. Thank you so much if you help .
Posted via the Windows Central App for Android that would be dependent on which country you're in and what is available locally there
But you should be looking for a laptop that has dedicated graphics, fast processor like i5 or i7, a newer generation processor is good like 5th or 6th gen, good screen like 14-17inch

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A:New Laptop Recommendations

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A:Laptop recommendations

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A:Laptop recommendations (UK)

whats you budget and is that all you need it to do - simple business use?
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A:Laptop recommendations

Give us your budget and we'll take it from there.
 

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A:Laptop Recommendations for PC?

any reccomendations?
 

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A:Laptop Recommendations needed!

Have a look at the toshiba laptops.

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/srch.to

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http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/p.../studio-1747?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&~ck=mn

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A:'Gaming' Laptop Recommendations <Ā£750

http://www.coastwaycomputerstore.co.uk/product/Acer+Aspire+5942G%7B49%7D524G64Bn+%7B49%7D+Core+i5+520M+2.4+GHz+%7B49%7D+15.6%22+TFT -- £810.69.

Cheapest I've seen. Although seems to be priced between £800-900.

Been using one of these for a while. Only bad thing is the widescreen tft is only 1366 x 768. But for me, I wanted it to be able to play current titles for a while so thought a lower native resolution might be one way of making it last a bit longer.
 

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A:Tutorial recommendations for new laptop

You don't need to tweak the SSD unless problems arise then one of our SSD experts will advise you. The optimize steps are the only tweaks I would consider otherwise.

Once you swap in the SSD and check it's detected in BIOS setup, just proceed with the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/recommendations-for-a-laptop-cooler.657302/
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Jesse

Check out the Dells:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-laptops?~ck=anav
 

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ANyone?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/notebook-laptop-recommendations-please.235282/
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have you thought about the HP dv5t? it has some serious graphics with a Nvidia 9600m GT. i do not know what it would cost but from videos i have seen on YouTube it is pretty impressive. you should look at the reviews for it. the only con i have found is the battery life and it can run a lil hot.
 

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A:Solved: Replacement laptop battery: looking for recommendations

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Raybro
 

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A:Laptop recommendations for music production and hi-res video viewing.

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A:BSOD After SSD upgrade and Ram upgrade in Laptop. Mostly IRQL errors

Welcome
Have you updated to the latest firmware for your SSD?






Quote:
STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
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→ Startup Programs - Change

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A:Upgrade Laptop?

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A:Laptop Upgrade

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Based on the HP Pavilion g4 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide and  HP PartSurfer - HP PAVILION G4-2049TX NOTEBOOK PC data, it appears your computer shipped with 4GB configured as 2GB x 2. You will need to replace one or both of the memory modules to expand the memory in this computer. The following memory should work in this model; Two customer-accessible/upgradable SODIMM memory module slotsSupports dual-channel memorySupports up to 8 GB of system RAMDDR3-1600 MHz Dual Channel support for a 3rd Generation Intel Core processorSupports the following configurations:? 8192 MB total system memory (4096 MB × 2) (no support for 32 bit operatingsystem)? 6144 MB total system memory (4096 MB × 1 + 2048 MB × 1) (no support for 32 bitoperating system)? 4096 MB total system memory (4096 MB × 1 or 2048 × 2)? 2048 MB total system memory (2048 MB × 1) Spare part number? 4 GB 641369-001? 2 GB 652972-001 If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

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A:CPU laptop upgrade

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A:Can I upgrade my laptop CPU?

jquinney In answer to your question, yes -- those are the processors that can be swapped with the one you have. But in laptops, processors are not designed to be consumer replacable items -- as changing them often requires completely disassembling the laptop and order a replacement system board, not just a processor. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Hi I found the manual for your notebook series  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03094322 Check the page 4 : for Memory info Page 54 : to know how to remove/ replace

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A:I'm looking to upgrade my laptop

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A:can i upgrade laptop AMD A8 APU with AMD A10 APU?????

Hello CSsingh. I understand you want to perform some upgrades on your computer. I would like to refer you to the maintenance and servicing manual of the computer for more information on this issue: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03277661.pdf

 

Please let me know if you find this useful, or if you need further information. I'm only here to help!

 

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A:Laptop upgrade?

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http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...&cat=RAM&model=Latitude+L400+Series&submit=Go

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A:Laptop Upgrade

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A:Can I Upgrade my laptop?

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A:Laptop upgrade. Is this possible?

http://www.crucial.com/uk/upgrade/D...s/Notebooks/Inspiron+15R+(7520)-upgrades.html
 

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Thanks
 

A:Upgrade Laptop HD?

If you are putting in a new hard drive its going to be blank and will not have any operating system on it. on the new drive you will have to install windows and the drivers if needed.since its a newer laptop it probably came with a SATA drive. if the new drive is the same kind it should work.if the windows 7 disk is genuine all you have to do is use the key on the COA sticker thats on the computer to activate it when you are done installing the operating system.
 

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Hi

I've got an ADVENT 7105 laptop which uses a 1.8GHz 3000+ AMD Sempron Mobile CPU. Normally I wouldn't undertake any action on a laptop CPU, but my laptop has been designed so the CPU can be replaced. It has the AMD socket 754.

Will there be any improvement in performance if I upgraded to an Athlon Mobile CPU?

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A:Upgrade laptop CPU?

I doubt that you will see a whole lot of difference.
 

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Hey there - I've been dealing with this problem since last spring My laptop was built with gigs of ram in it but with Windows x bit it could only utilize So i decided to upgrade to x bit but afterwards my computer started to get scorching hot and laggy when playing older games Final Fantasy XI League of Legends - games that aren't particularly demanding and played fine in bit I bought a fan for it which helps half of the time but trying to play anything newer on it still makes them unplayable I've tried a multitude of things including updating the BIOS checking for dust trying to download new graphics drivers downloading speedfan which x64 in very hot upgrade after gets bit Laptop doesn't seem to do anything I've been looking into getting quot cool and quiet quot drivers but I can't Laptop gets very hot in x64 bit after upgrade seem to find any or the one that I did get said that it was only for an Asus Laptop which mine is i get a similar message when tryng to download the latest drivers from Nvidia- not sure why Anyhoo some pertinent specs from my laptop Model Asus N Vg OS Windows Home Ultimate x bit Graphics Nvidia Geforce GT M Intel Core Duo CPU P Ghz gigs of ram I hope somebody can help me out - I can't run my computer like I used to and i'm seriously frustrated at this point that the computer that i bought to play games atleast decently can't really play anything well now

A:Laptop gets very hot in x64 bit after upgrade

This is the most complete information that I have on overheating. I hope it helps you as it has helped so many others
Langa Letter: Curing Laptop Overheating -- PC Maintenance -- InformationWeek

You did not give your system specs, but the article is almost as valuable for desktops.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/120926-laptop-gets-very-hot-x64-bit-after-upgrade.html