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Upgrading a Compaq Presario V5000 Laptop

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February 28, 2010 3:08:10 PM

I would like to add more RAM, increase the size of the hard drive and upgrade the CPU on my Presario. Can I do these things? If so, how?

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February 28, 2010 4:00:31 PM

RAM and harddrive is no problem. CPUs in laptops are hard to upgrade usually what u got is only one that works. Looks like that laptop only used AMD turion or sempron CPUs. You might be able to get an AMD turion x2 but thats iffy its a crap shoot upgradeing laptops.
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February 28, 2010 4:20:32 PM

If you don't know how, don't upgrade the CPU. Even if you knew what you are doing:
1. It could be soldered on making the task impossible.
2. It's not like a desktop. There is a lot of disassembly and you'd have to make sure your bios supports it.
3. Even if you are willing to go through all that, mobile processors are hard to find and expensive.

The ram and hard drive are easy. Your computer uses DDR2 ram I believe. To find out the maximum supported ram look up your specific model on the compaq site. You will be purchasing SO-DIMM. The hard drive will be the same for all computers. Check the site to see if you have a SATA drive or IDE drive and purchase the appropriate 2.5" drive. You can upgrade the speed (RPM) and/or the capacity.

You will have to look up the service manual for your computer on their site. That will have instructions for assembly, disassembly and component replacement specific to your computer.
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March 7, 2010 12:42:27 PM

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March 7, 2010 12:45:04 PM

Both answers were very usefull! So I will focus then on more ram and a bigger hard drive. I should have mentioned that I wont be making the upgrades, I will take it to someone you knows what they are doing. Thanks all!
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