Upgrading my laptop and my desktop

By reshepman
Nov 28, 2008
  1. I just bought a HP Pavillion DV7-1130us notebook a month ago
    it has a ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics RS780M card in it and I was wondering if there was anything on the market that is an upgrade from this
    Specs are:

    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
    CPU Type AMD Turion X2 RM-70(2.0GHz)
    Screen 17" WXGA+
    Memory Size 4GB DDR2
    Hard Disk 250GB
    Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
    Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200
    Video Memory shared memory
    Communication Modem, LAN and WLAN
    Card slot 1 x Express Card
    Dimensions 15.59" x 11.22" x 1.31-1.66"
    Weight 7.57 lbs.
    Other Features Security
    Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
    Power-on password
    Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

    In the box
    HP Mobile Remote Control
    CPU Type AMD Turion X2
    CPU Speed RM-70(2.00GHz)
    CPU L2 Cache 1MB
    Screen Size 17.0"
    Wide Screen Support Yes
    LCD Features High-Definition BrightView
    Display Type Wide XGA+
    Resolution 1440 x 900
    Operating Systems
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
    GPU/VPU ATI Radeon HD 3200
    Video Memory Shared system memory
    Graphic Type Integrated Card
    Hard Drive
    HDD 250GB
    HD RPM 5400rpm
    HD Interface SATA
    Memory 4GB
    Max Memory Supported 8GB
    Optical Drive
    Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
    Optical Drive Interface Integrated
    Optical Drive Spec LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
    Modem 56K
    LAN 10/100Mbps
    WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
    Card Slot 1 x ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    USB 4 x USB 2.0 (4th port shared with eSATA)
    Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI
    Other port 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
    Port Replicator 1 notebook expansion port 3
    Audio Ports 2 headphone-out
    1 microphone-in
    Audio Integrated Sound card
    Speaker Internal Altec Lansing speakers
    Input Device
    Touchpad Touch Pad with dedicated vertical and horizontal Scroll Up/Down pad
    Keyboard Notebook keyboard with scroll bar and integrated numeric keypad
    1 Quick Launch Buttons-HP Quick Play Menu and DVD
    Supplemental Drive
    Card Reader 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
    Webcam Yes
    AC Adapter 65-watt AC adapter
    Battery 8-cell lithium ion
    Physical spec
    Dimensions 15.59" x 11.22" x 1.31-1.66"
    Weight 7.57 lbs.

    When I get home and check the specs on my desktop I will post them and ask about upgrading it. I want to use dual screens, and upgrade it video card wise and possible power supply if needed.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    um, you got a brand new system! What the heck! It's a pretty decent one too. There's not much nor can you upgrade much.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    You cannot upgrade the video card on that laptop. And judging from the specs, I don't see anything else you'd need to upgrade. As Tedster said, it's a new system, so why would you want to upgrade it now?
  4. reshepman

    reshepman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I wasnt going to upgrade i now, I was just curious what upgrades are available if any, my pc is what I really want to upgrade
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