I am new to the possibilitys of upgrading. I have, given the appropriatet part, fitted prosecessors and fans etc, but I have not the first clue about compatiblity and so I hope that you good folk here can help me!
I have a Sony Vaio PCG-V505AP, a few years old now and outdated. I do not have the cash to spend £1'500-£2000 on a new one,this is a like for like price I am told, so an aquintance of mine suggested upgrading the proseceor, hard drive and RAM to enable me to do a bit by bit build and bring it up to a much better performance level and of course I would not need to find £1'500.
The computers current RAM is 700 and something MB consisting of one part 500 and somethig and the other 200 and something. I thought, if I change the 200 part to a 500 part I would then have about GB of RAM in total and can look for the same 500 part that is already in and so eliminate any compatibility issues. I hope that made to sense!
The problem occours with the prosesser and hardrive. I know that generaly prosessors fit the given slot and that the 'bus' must be correct for the computer. As for the hard drive I know there are two types with different connections, I thnk this one is IDE but have not looked.
All that said, I would like to know how I can identify compatible parts ie, will an Intel core prosersser fit and would I need duo or solo? Also, will I get better perfomance and be able to bring this old friend up to a more moden speck?
As a far what I do with my computer goes, I use it for: very large documents with graphics: High res pictures, scanning, photoshop, printing: General suffing of the net: Quite a bit of a music libry and I am a demon when it comes to Diner Dash!
Any thoughts on the above would be very greatly appreicated although perhaps my Diner Dash habit is best left under the rug!
P.S. I am afriad my spelling is appalling (thats not right is it?) so please forgive me, I appologise if it gives offence.