The power connection on my packard bell easynote tj65 has been damaged several times. I've had it soldered more than once but the connection is begining to break again I fear and wont be fixable. Does this mean I'll need to replace the motherboard? If so what would be a good replacement? Currently running a Mcp73vt-pm, should I get the same one or is there better available for same price? Running Pentium Dual core 2 with 4gb ram 32bit operating system. also recomendations for a upgrade for graphics card? Thanks
It would be up to you what you want to do as far as an upgrade and you would have to come up with a budget amount you want to work with. You would have to determine if the computer has outlived it's usefullness and do you want to go with a new computer. The one you have has ddr2 ram , dual core cpu and 32bit OS. What do you do with your computer , how much do you use it , do you game , these are all questions that determine how far you want to go. As an example for a low end build;
This is an example of what you can do for a new computer upgrade , I included a new hdd but you can use the one you have if you want and I also listed 4gb of ram but if you weere to choose to change your OS to the 64bit verion of Windows 7 then you could add an additional 4gb for a total of 8gb. This build with rebates included would be $679.93.
If you are not into building your own you could get somethimg like this allready put together; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is currently out of stock but it gives you an example of something you can buy all put together and budget priced. (I just bought this very same one on Cyber Monday for my wife's mother).