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Advice on Upgrading a old model laptop


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neomiXD

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I was wondering if it was possible to maximize my laptop's capability by upgrading its memory, ram, and processor. I want to upgrade the total space available from 27.9GB to above 256GB. I want to upgrade from XP to either Vista or Windows 7. I included additional information below about my laptop that might help in answering my question. Also, I was wondering how much it would usually cost to do it.

laptop: Dell
laptop name: Latitude d600
release: between 1999 and 2004

Windows XP
Professional
version 2002
service pack 3

Intel® Pentium®
processor 1300MHz
1.30GHz, 1 GB of RAM

File system: NTFS
Local Disk (C:) total space: 27.9GB
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phillpower2

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Hi neomiXD :D

I was wondering if it was possible to maximize my laptop's capability by upgrading
its memory, ram, and processor

**Memory and Ram are one and the same, do you mean HDD (hard drive) storage capacity?
Unfortunately most laptops have very few upgrade options with additional Ram and a bigger
storage capacity HDD just about it normally, on the odd occasion you may also be able to
upgrade the CPU and your laptop may be one such occasion, however is swapping your present
1.30GHz CPU to a 1.60GHz CPU worth either the hassle and/or expense even if you could get one!
I would say not for the minimal improvement in performance.
The only upgrade options I would suggest for your present laptop would be to add an additional
1GB of Ram, use the Crucial system scanner tool to find the best Ram upgrade recommendation
http://www.crucial.c...:20100901184937 no need to make a purchase just write down the details and then
shop around for the best deal, upgrading the HDD is expensive http://accessories.u...102&lid=1342490
consider purchasing an external USB HDD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136469
and finally upgrading the OS, when considering W7 make sure your laptop is capable of running it
use the upgrade advisor to be sure http://www.microsoft...de-advisor.aspx
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