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Upgrade Advice for Dell XPS 1530

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February 28, 2011 9:18:33 PM

friends ,
This is anand here.... I want to upgrade my lappy so that i can run x86-64 bit OSes.
I bought my lappy back in 2008. My lappy configuration is as follows ...

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5850 @ 2.16GHz
Merom 65nm Technology
RAM
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0D501F (Microprocessor)
Graphics
Default Monitor @ 1280x800
256MB GeForce 8600M GT (Dell)
Hard Drives
313GB Seagate ST9320325AS (SATA)
Optical Drives
TEAC DVD+-RW DVW28SLC
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC



what kind of hardware upgrade is possible in order to run 64 bit OSes (windows and linux environment)

Please consider my request .......
February 28, 2011 9:52:27 PM

Welcome
You should be able to run 64bit OS as is but I suggest min 4GB ram for smooth ops.
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February 28, 2011 9:59:49 PM

i tried to install rhel 6 beta on vmware but the error message it throwed is as follows ..........



loading vmlinuz.........................................................
loading initrd.img ....................................

ready...............................................................
This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU,but only detected and i686 CPU.
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU....





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February 28, 2011 10:03:30 PM
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February 28, 2011 10:36:59 PM

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