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Windows 7: How do you tell??


05 Jan 2009   #1

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How do you tell??

How do you tell how much a computer can be upgraded to. like i have a Hp pavilion dv6000 laptop and well i have enoguh money to upgrade my drivers but how do i know if the drivers i want fit??? and are supported???

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05 Jan 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi XxKOLOHExX,

Not sure why you would pay for drivers.

If you post the components you are thinking of upgrading to , someone may be able to advise.

SIW2
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06 Jan 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

When Windows 7 eventually hits the streets, hopefully drivers will nit be an issue. Do you really mean drivers? As the previous poster says, you do not need money to upgrade those. If you are speaking specifically about your own computer, the hardware would be a bigger issue. The graphics card in that machine is barely enough to run Vista. Graphics Drivers for Windows 7, which work 100%, are, for your computer, at the moment thin on the ground and likely to remain so. Can you upgrade the memory? The standard DV 6000 only supports up to 2Gbs. This is adequate, but on the lower end. Apart from these two considerations, your computer will probably have a few other hardware inadequacies, which cannot be upgraded.
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06 Jan 2009   #4

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i mean umm hardware like ram and hard drives and what not lol not the driver update kinda things.
i want to increase ram from 3 - max of 4 and the rest idk if i can upgrade like my hard drive. its 200GB and i want atleast 600gb but idk if it will fit in that socket the default hard drive came with. and those kinds of stuff

Specs of my Dv6000:
Nvidia GeForce 7150m/nforce 630M
200 Gb SATA Hard Drive
3 Gb ram
AMD Turion (tm) 64x2 Moble Technology TL-60 ((Dual)x2)

more if needed but those are the main ones i want to upgrade from
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06 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit
 
 

Hi XxKOLOHExX,
It has been my experience that HP has exstensive Hardware support with a very liberal Technical Support policy. Also it would stand to reason that things - at least for HP that work in Vista would worl in Windows 7 - More RAM, More RAM - but with the price of Hardware You can get a Smokin new Machine. God's Speed. Check Out Best-Buy Online Great Prices. I am not a vendor. Patrick C
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06 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Patrick C View Post
Hi XxKOLOHExX,
It has been my experience that HP has exstensive Hardware support with a very liberal Technical Support policy. Also it would stand to reason that things - at least for HP that work in Vista would worl in Windows 7 - More RAM, More RAM - but with the price of Hardware You can get a Smokin new Machine. God's Speed. Check Out Best-Buy Online Great Prices. I am not a vendor. Patrick C
true that i got a new screen so i guess ill go get a nice desktop machine
ty,
XxKOLOHExX
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06 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxKOLOHExX View Post
i mean umm hardware like ram and hard drives and what not lol not the driver update kinda things.
i want to increase ram from 3 - max of 4 and the rest idk if i can upgrade like my hard drive. its 200GB and i want atleast 600gb but idk if it will fit in that socket the default hard drive came with. and those kinds of stuff

Specs of my Dv6000:
Nvidia GeForce 7150m/nforce 630M
200 Gb SATA Hard Drive
3 Gb ram
AMD Turion (tm) 64x2 Moble Technology TL-60 ((Dual)x2)

more if needed but those are the main ones i want to upgrade from
mine is running very smooth in both

a P4 with IGP x3000
and a Turion ultra with HD3200 IGP

your processor should be more than enough to handle 7....

and you have more than enough ram for 7 (although i would advise to replace the 1gb stick with 2gb so that you can take advantage of Dual Channel

your IGP is on par with x3000 that i have firefox and few others apps open (WMP Acrobat and with aero at the same time....)

aero peek is a beauty compared with other IGP's....lol
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06 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
mine is running very smooth in both

a P4 with IGP x3000
and a Turion ultra with HD3200 IGP

your processor should be more than enough to handle 7....

and you have more than enough ram for 7 (although i would advise to replace the 1gb stick with 2gb so that you can take advantage of Dual Channel

your IGP is on par with x3000 that i have firefox and few others apps open (WMP Acrobat and with aero at the same time....)

aero peek is a beauty compared with other IGP's....lol
lol i guess ill go out and get the 2 gb stick sounds good to me more ram more power !!!
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06 Jan 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

The comments are good, sound information, and I would suggest you google about that graphcs card before you invest more in the computer. There are many adverse comments.
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06 Jan 2009   #10

 

Also, going back to the original post - you said *drivers* when you meant hardware - thus the confusion.

Drivers refers to *software* that help *drive* the hardware.

That being said - you're better off building a new machine rather than upgrading at this point - a decent machine with my specs can be had for well under $1000 US.
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