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upgrading a laptop??? need help be for deal goes away

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February 15, 2008 7:21:27 PM

can you upgrade a laptops Video card and cpu or not???
the reason for urgencey is there is a really good sale on a laptop for 200 dollars

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February 15, 2008 7:40:43 PM

No you cant upgrade either but on some asus laptops you can upgrade your graphics but you wouldn't be able to find a laptops graphics card easily.
February 15, 2008 7:59:39 PM

In general, the HDD and RAM are the only easily upgradable parts.
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February 15, 2008 8:18:58 PM

thanks but then why does new egg sell notebook cpu's??
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February 15, 2008 8:22:33 PM

Who knows, but I know I am working in a job with Macs, and the Mac laptop I worked on the other day...I seem to remember the cpu being soldered onto the mainboard.
February 15, 2008 8:25:57 PM

some laptops u can remove the CPU..
February 15, 2008 8:27:26 PM

thanks just wondering im gettin a dell xps 1530 for 200 with 3 gigs of ram 250 gb hdd 8600gt videocard and a core 2 duo t7250
February 15, 2008 8:36:43 PM

200??? that seems a little too cheap...
February 15, 2008 8:46:59 PM

Where is this deal? 10 to 1 you are getting scammed.

Also you can probably upgrade the GFX in that laptop.
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February 15, 2008 8:47:44 PM

some laptop CPUs can be upgraded *IF* you are willing to risk taking your notebook completely apart. It's not for the faint of heart.

There are a small number of notebooks that use a MXM module that is a standard form factor for notebook graphics. MXM modules are not exactly readily available, but if you can find one, it should work.

That said, a $200 notebook is not going to have a MXM graphics card. We're talking about $1500+ notebooks that use MXM. Also, MXM tend to be used in desktop replacement notebooks, 17 and 19" screen ones that weigh a lot.
February 17, 2008 2:50:28 PM

this is a $1700 laptop and the deal is from my friend who got two laptops one for his b day and one for christmas