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Is Laptop Worth Upgrading ?


buckeye

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A friend of mine has given me his old laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 6000, it is in perfect working order it has a 1.8 cpu but only 512 mb RAM. Is it worth buying extra RAM...or what ? Many thanks in anticipation.

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Procrastinus

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If I had it, I would upgrade to 2GB, especially as the laptop was free to start with! Would not change the CPU though.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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What op system?

More ram is one of the few upgrades you can do for laptop that is worthwhile.

Use the crucial tool http://www.crucial.com/uk/ to check what is compatible and what is max it will take.

Remember if using a 32bit operating system its not worth going above 3 meg

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buckeye

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608 & Fruit Bat...OS XP Home Was Thinking Of 2Gb...at the moment it hangs dreadfully..but what can you expect with only 512 mb.

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Forum Editor

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Adding RAM to a computer is the best possible upgrade you can carry out. It's easy to do, and will result in an immediate performance boost.

Your laptop cannot accept more than 2Gb by the way.

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