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Which is best solution, change whole laptop or hardware?

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February 11, 2013 7:16:15 AM

Hi,

My laptop config has
processor - core 2 duo T6600 2.2GHz
Ram - 3GB
OS - 32-bit win7

Im considering of upgrading my hardware config instead of changing whole laptop, as I prefer to have good performance rather than portability. My usages are development applications like netbeans, MS Visual Studio, Oracle 10g. For which I experience a slow performance. How to know whether my motherboard supports or not or which is the best solution?

New config

Ram - 8GB
OS - 64-bit win7

Thanks.

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February 11, 2013 7:32:43 AM

Unfortunately, you're going to have to buy a new laptop.

Your OS version is tied to the processor, which is 32-bit. Laptop processor replacements are often difficult, if not impossible, and then there's the question of whether any 64-bit processors would be compatible with the laptop mobo.

And unless you upgrade to a 64-bit, your system is limited to 4 gb of RAM (of which, only 3.xx gb will be recognized by the OS).

Try looking up your laptop specs to learn more about your hardware. Open up your laptop to see if upgrades are possible.
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February 11, 2013 9:13:01 AM

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