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How to Upgrade a Notebook
By: jkabaseball
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    2007-05-16

    Table of Contents:
  • How to Upgrade a Notebook
  • Before You Begin
  • Changing the Memory
  • Changing the CPU
  • Reducing the Heat

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    Many people know how to swap out their hard drives or install new memory in their desktops; you might even be able to build your own computer, but that is on the desktop platform. When it comes to notebook computers, people feel less at ease. Why is that?

    It's because of the size you have to work with; everything is compacted into the size of a college text book. Another reason is that finding parts isn't as easy as for desktop counterparts. We will try to help all you nervous users with opening up your notebook computer and make upgrading it as easy as a desktop.

    Before you crack open your computer, you need to figure out what is inside and what you want to upgrade. Compatibility is far worse for notebooks when compared to desktops. With desktops you can pretty much use any part you want and it will work, but with notebooks it's not that easy. It's better to first figure out what you have in it now, and what you wish to upgrade. 

    Upgrading the whole "guts" of a notebook is nearly impossible since each model differs in size and space. Some parts are going to be compatible across the board, but many will not. While it is best to buy directly from the manufacturer, this will more than likely result in a higher price tag than what you could buy at a third party web site.

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