Upgrading notebooks and PCs (Upgrade)
Unlike a personal computer, the possibility of upgrading laptops and notebook computers are very limited. Below is a list of the questions that arise when you are thinking about improving performance laptop, or notebook computer.
- What can I improve on a laptop?
- Can I upgrade the RAM in your laptop?
- Can I upgrade the processor on my laptop?
- Can I upgrade the hard disk of a laptop?
- Can I upgrade the video card in my laptop?
- Can I upgrade peripherals such as a modem or network card?
- Can I upgrade a laptop screen?
What can I improve on a laptop?
The answer depends on the manufacturer and model of the laptop, or notebook computer. However, most of the laptops and other portable computers allow the user to easily upgrade the RAM, hard drive, battery. Also, sometimes there is the possibility of replacing the CPU with a more powerful.
Can I upgrade the RAM in my laptop?
Almost every laptop is possible to improve the user memory (RAM). In most cases, this will require open compartment in the bottom of the notebook and add or replace memory modules. If this upgrade is not provided by the manufacturer – we will need to disassemble the laptop case, which would perform the replacement RAM. Also be aware that there are different types of memory, so you need to choose those that are supported by your laptop. If you install multiple memory modules – is recommended to install the same units.
Can I upgrade the processor on my laptop?
In some laptops, it is possible to install a more powerful processor. This upgrade may require a BIOS update and modernization of the cooling system. If you’re wondering whether it is possible to improve your laptop’s processor – you need to contact the service center.
Can I upgrade the hard disk of a laptop?
Most notebook manufacturers offer the opportunity to replace the hard, or change HDD to SSD hard drive. As a rule, the bottom or on the side of the notebook has a slot through which you can access the hard drive.
If you need to increase the amount of hard disk – it is possible to consider an alternative, you can buy an external hard drive. Be aware that your hard disk can store system information, which is needed Laptop robots, or restore your operating system.
Can I upgrade the video card in my laptop?
There are laptops, which have the ability to install or upgrade the video card or graphics accelerator laptop. If you are unsure, you can contact the service center for advice. This upgrade may require a BIOS update, or replace the cooling system.
Can I upgrade peripherals such as a modem or network card?
In most cases, you can install an external device by connecting it to the USB port or PCMCIA. If necessary to replace a module inside the notebook – it is better to contact the service center. When is it necessary? For example, when the laptop is brought from another country where there are other standards. For example, in most European countries are allowed two additional channels Wi-Fi, which are prohibited in the United States and Japan. It can also happen that the Wi-Fi module fails. Replacement of such modules, in most cases, requires disassembling the laptop, and can also be required to update the BIOS.
Can I upgrade a laptop screen?
Increasing the screen size is not possible. But it is possible to replace the LCD matrix with LED matrix, which have better brightness and contrast of the image. Also LED matrix consume 40% less power, increasing notebook battery running time, this type of matrix also does not contain mercury.