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Windows 7: Compaq cq56-115dx

30 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Compaq cq56-115dx

HI to everyone.

I am getting a Compaq cq56-115dx laptop as a replacement for an Hp Dv6308nr, this is through the Nvidia Settlement.

It comes with the following:

Amd v140 Single Core 64 Bit Cpu 2.3 Ghz
2 Gig Ram
250 Gig Hdd
Ati Radeon Hd 4250 Graphics
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Anyone have this? If so how is it with Winodws 7. Any issues I should know about.

And finally, would it be beneficial to upgrade to 4 gig.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #2

Windows Home Premium 64bit

Compaq CQ56-115DX Presario laptop meets your daily computing needs with powerful-enough processor’s performance and impressive graphics. This is a great laptop with very reasonable price tag. The system combines 2.3 GHz AMD V Series processor V140 for enhanced graphics performance and excellent multitasking, ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics deliver crystal-clear images for best entertainment on a 15.6-inch HD CineCrystal LED-backlit display (1366 x 768) features a prism design on the palm rest for a sophisticated look.
Running on Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX is optimized with 2 GB DDR3 RAM along with 250 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM). Other specs include SuperMulti DVD±R/RW drive, 1.3-megapixel HD webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3 USB ports and HDMI. This 5.6 pounds laptop packed with 6-cell lithium-ion battery which ofers up to 4 hours of life. Price, Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX 15.6-Inch Laptop is currently selling for $380

Hi Hewjr1000 and welcome to the Forum. It would appear that your new rig is light years ahead of your old HP. 2.3Ghz CPU vs 1.66Ghz cpu, 250GB Hard drive vs 120GB HD, and 2GB ram vs 1GB on old one. The only upgrade I would even consider is bumping the ram to 4GB. See how performance is first. Windows 7 is the best OS from MS to date.

Make sure you burn a full set of Recovery DVD's now so if you ever have a hard drive failure, you can get back to Factory Condition fairly easy. Also, now, burn a Windows System Recovery CD. You will find this capability in Control Panel, Backup & Restore, Create a System Repair Disc. All of the above can come in handy in the future.

For Virus protection, most people on this Forum would recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. Small overhead and very effective. For on demand scanning for Malware, use Malwarebytes.

You will find lots of qualified folks at this Forum who are more that happy to help you with questions/problems. Check out our Tutorial Section - lot's of amazing things in there. Don't be a stranger.
Best regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Thank you very much.

That was one heck of a reply!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Mar 2011   #4

Windows Home Premium 64bit

You are most welcome. I hope I have been a help to you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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