OK I have a Compaq CQ60-418DX, bestbuy was selling them for 380 with a 250GB USB drive. Anyway my wifes netbook is speced out to only handle 1GB ram and I know it can handle 2. So I was thinking if thats true could it also be true for other HP made machines.
I currently have 4GB, not same clock speed but it works for now and would love to upgrade to 8 for photoshop and 3D work. yeah I know this isn't a computer made to handle this kind of work but I can't afford the laptop that would and I won't go back to a desktop (spend to much time in hospitals) I have been researching upgrades possible for my laptop and so far I know I can upgrade:
and add the HDMI connection (this model they just leave the connector out but the MOBO still has the chips ect for it)
I even found a 15.6 in touch screen that I could replace my screen with but don't want to lose the HD screen since movies look great and games play pretty nicely.
but anyway if anyone knows where I could find info or have upgraded past what HP reports that would be great thanks.
Also was wondering if anyone knew what HP used for the CPU thermal compound between CPU chip and heatsink. the laptop gets upto 80 C pretty easy and the top temp is 100 C so I was thinking of getting something better and not having baught any artic silver type material in many years was wondering what the gurus around here would suggest for a laptop. Yes I am going to take it part, have done a basic tear down already to get some "lint" out of it and I can do it pretty easy if I skip my meds for a day and if it will keep things inside cooler its worth it.
So thanks for any help and I look forward to seeing what people suggest.