Upgrade suggestions for Alienware Area-51 m7700

By RowdyGowdy
Nov 14, 2012
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  1. Anyone suggest some upgrades (if any?) for this old beast, current stats:

    LAPTOP: Alienware Area-51® m7700
    Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 670 Desktop Processor w/ HT Technology 3.8GHz 800MHz FSB 2MB
    Memory: 3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB / 2 x 1024MB
    Hard Drive: 100GB 7,200 RPM
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
    Monitor: 17" WideXGA+ 1440 x 900 LCD Display
    Sound Card: Intel® 7.1 High-Definition Audio
    Mouse: USB Logitech® G5 Laser Gaming Mouse
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Not much point upgrading, that's quite an old machine. You're better off saving up and building a new system.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    There's not really much to upgrade anyway. It's a laptop.

    SSD perhaps, and RAM. But I'd take the above advice and just buy a new system when this dies.

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