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October 1, 2012 8:54:23 PM

Hello,

I just got 50 bucks for my birthday and I want to upgrade my system, but I don't know what component is worth upgrading. Realistically I can edge toward the $100 range, but less is better.

Current Specs:
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i7-2640m 2.8 dual core with 3.5 OC

8 GB RAM

2GB VRAM - nVidia Quadro 2000m

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I'm currently thinking another 8 GB RAM to top it out at 16, but if you guys can think of something worth better while lemme know!

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October 1, 2012 9:06:23 PM
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You have sufficient ram.

Save up enough so you can replace the hard drive with a SSD. It will transform the laptop performance.
Expect to pay about $1 per gb. The best brands today are Intel and Samsung.
October 1, 2012 9:07:14 PM

Save your money, you don't need an upgrade.
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October 1, 2012 9:15:57 PM

That spells out laptop to me. About the only thing you can realistically upgrade in that is the hard drive.
October 1, 2012 9:30:42 PM

unless your running something that needs more than 8gb of ram i say leave it alone.

New mouse
keyboard

50 dollars worth of silver
October 1, 2012 11:55:29 PM

pauls3743 said:
That spells out laptop to me. About the only thing you can realistically upgrade in that is the hard drive.



It's a w520 ThinkPad, you can upgrade all of the components. Two screws and your under the hood and it's like looking at a mobo :) 
October 6, 2012 12:19:52 AM

cbennett926 said:
It's a w520 ThinkPad, you can upgrade all of the components. Two screws and your under the hood and it's like looking at a mobo :) 


and just what do you upgrade too

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=99692

"I have replaced the i7-2820QM in my W520 with an i7-2960XM (QS) for almost a month. It works great. It survived 8 hours 20 minutes of non-stop Lenovo Full System Stress test! No thermal unit upgrade needed. Make sure you use a decent thermal paste, though."

50 dollars will only go so far


October 13, 2012 1:12:27 AM

Best answer selected by cbennett926.
October 13, 2012 8:41:20 AM

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