Should I upgrade?

By compstar94
Sep 29, 2009
  1. I currently own a Toshiba Satellite 305CDS/2.1. I've looked at it and it seems it has been upgraded before. It currently runs Windows 98 (yes I know that this computer is older than sin), has 64 MB of RAM, and has a 10 GB hard drive. Is it possible to upgrade the processor on this laptop or no? If not, I won't even bother with upgrading anything else and probably just get a new one. Oh, and I need a new power cord for it too, runs on 15V DC and 2.0 A; if anyone knows where to get a new one please tell me, otherwise they should just be on eBay, right?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Unless you can find a cpu somewhere as a spare part and you know someone who has the expertise to know how to tear down a laptop, do the upgrade, and put it back together to run there is really no reason to consider even attempting it.

    Besides, it is a dinosaur that is already fossilized. ;)

    Save up and get yourself a new one. There are some tremendous deals out there and with Windows 7 just about to be released now is the time to do research.

    As for the power cord I have found eBay to actually carry new items for old systems. It is worth a shot.
  3. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Posts: 392

    Just get a good used laptop
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