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May 7, 2010 4:18:24 AM

I'm not so savvy when it comes to hardware, so I really need help on this one.

I'm running a customizable Alienware m15x lappy, getting close to two years old now, so I'm thinking of doing some upgrading internally.

OS: Vista Home Premium is being changed to W7 Ultimate.
RAM: 667MHz DDR2 (I'm going to 4GB's, have 2.5 now)
GFX Card: NVIDIA Geforce 8700M GT
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T8300 2.40Ghz

So my question is
Would the memory upgrade be worth it? and what graphics card can I get with my processor?

Reply if you need any other info.
Also, what would you do to my lappy (upgrade-wise) if you had it?

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a c 244 D Laptop
May 7, 2010 7:24:33 AM

Well upgrading memory to 4GB will give you a boost if you run a 64 bit OS.
And as for VGA,you can upgrade it to a 8800MGTX but i think it will void the warranty(if its still under warranty)but a 8800MGTX performs pretty much like a 8800GTS 640 desktop version.
So a combination of a C2D 2.4 with a 8800MGTX will let you play new games on medium settings.
If you have the money,get a new laptop because there are lots of better options and also 8800MGTX is hard to find too
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May 7, 2010 7:55:36 AM

Customizing a laptop...

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a c 244 D Laptop
May 7, 2010 9:06:42 AM

They are not as customizable as desktops but some manufactures like AW,Sager... allow upgrading many parts
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May 8, 2010 7:24:49 PM

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If you have the money,get a new laptop because there are lots of better options and also 8800MGTX is hard to find too


Do you have any suggestions?
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a c 244 D Laptop
May 8, 2010 8:30:22 PM

Can you afford a new laptop ?
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May 9, 2010 2:38:27 AM

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Can you afford a new laptop ?


by the end of summer I'll probably have a few thousand, but I don't want to spend more than 1500$. Spending 2500 on what I have now sort of seems like a mistake now that I think about it.
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a c 244 D Laptop
May 9, 2010 8:03:17 AM

The new M15x or SAGER NP8690 would be good
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