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Windows 7: Upgrading my my hardware?

03 Oct 2012   #11

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

SSD is the only thing that you can do and actually notice.

If you need more CPU or graphic power, buy a new computer.

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03 Oct 2012   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
See if you can get a SSD into that - bang for buck, that will be your single biggest performance enhancement.
What is the difference between an HDD and SSD?
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03 Oct 2012   #13

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

what you see is that it loads stuff faster. Faster computer start, faster application start, faster file load times.

They use far less power, so the battery of the laptop will last more on a charge.
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03 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicPoptart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
See if you can get a SSD into that - bang for buck, that will be your single biggest performance enhancement.
What is the difference between an HDD and SSD?
Short answer: The difference between a Top Fuel Dragster and a Prius.

Not so short answer: SSD's have faster Sequential Read/Write speeds, faster 4K Random Read/Write speeds, faster access times, they use less power and are far more durable. They load programs and applications several times faster than a mechanical hard drive, they access files and data faster and improve general operating system responsiveness. You can also drop a SSD on the floor and not completely trash it! Also, in a laptop, you will see less heat and longer battery life versus a mechanical hard drive. That's a short version of the long answer as there are many facets I didn't cover.

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03 Oct 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If you want to know the max ram, look your computer up on It will tell you all of the info you need to know.

However, when a person makes the decision to purchase a laptop, you are agreeing to give up the ability to make system-wide upgrades in exchange for portability. Even if you could swap out the processor, it wouldn't be recommended because the cooling has been designed for that exact processor...nothing else.

Adding memory and an SSD are about the only possible things you can do to a laptop, in terms of performance upgrades.
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