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Upgrading help

By SinOfDeath
Sep 15, 2009
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  1. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You have given us nothing about which to agree or disagree.
    Give specifics.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    raybay, here are his full system specs: http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668194.php#prodBar

    Sinof Death, your system should easily run Windows 7 64-bit version. You have everything you need. Again, it is your onboard grapics that prevent you from playing the more demanding games, but for everything else you should be fine.
  3. SinOfDeath

    SinOfDeath Topic Starter

    OK well if i will be fine (ill take that as a no) How long will it be till i will be forced to either 1. Upgrade or 2. Buy a whole new laptop :(
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    Your laptop is fine for many, many things and as I said it will run 64-bit Operating systems whether it is Vista or Windows 7. You certainly have the RAM and the onboard video is fine. Again, if you want to do PC gaming then start saving now and build yourself a PC. Games at this point and for the foreseable future will be GPU intensive meaning the demand is primarily put on the vido card.
  5. SinOfDeath

    SinOfDeath Topic Starter

    alright then, so what you are saying is that i will be fine for about 2 years (which is about the expectancy of me braking my laptop :)) on all hardware. COOL!
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    Yes, you should be very fine. Again you have 4 gigs of RAM and since you have a 64 bit OS it will take advantage of all fours gigs which is a good thing.

    Second, you have N-wireless which is the fatest avaliable for wireless connection.

    You have a SATA harddrive that has 320 gig harddrive. You can load a lot of software.

    Think of it this way, you can: watch and burn DVDs, surf the net, do all kinds of online research, edit videos and pictures, do office work with Word, etc. enabling you to do school work, -- many things

    You should even be able to play a number of games with it not just the demanding games.

    * Honestly, let the laptop survive beyond 2 years. :) And begin right now saving for a gaming PC. Save around $1,500 and by the time you are ready to build you'll be able to get some excellent hardware that at this point we can't even dream of.

    * You should get excellent help and building your own PC is fun, challenging, and a nice personal accomplishment.
  7. SinOfDeath

    SinOfDeath Topic Starter

    Lol well when i do build my own PC ( Which wont take very long seeing as i have a job and im in high school so i have lots of spending money) I will be making a lot of posts, beacuse really i have NO idea how to make one lol :) but i will still try
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    Well here is the good thing: We have all started where you are at now with little to no experience. My earliest suggestion to you is when you come to that point you are ready to research and build have someone you know who has built systems to show you how by working along side you. That is how I learned.

    Second, when you look for advice on parts/first build etc., post in the General Hardware forum.

    Also the two most important questions to be answered by you are as follows: 1) What do you want your PC to do? and 2) What is the budget? We'll need to know this in order for us to help you.
  9. SinOfDeath

    SinOfDeath Topic Starter

    OK well where i live im the biggest geek around... trust me my town is not computer smart. But i think if my neighbor isn't busy he might be able to help me.. i hope at least
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