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Sony VGN-460 Memory & CPU Upgrade? Noisy Fan How do I replace it?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-460. Stock out of the box with one exception... I bought and installed a 1Gb memory module - I installed it in the socket which is exposed and has a cver on the bottom of the laptop. Everything is fine it works, but is still slower than I would like. I would like to upgrade the CPU if possible... Is it possible to install a faster CPU? (I have done this before many times on other systems so I am technically capable/experienced) I however do not know what CPUs are compatible with the system. Can you tell me? I would also like to upgrade the memory some more. I have the system apart now (upgrading the HD). There is a memory slot inside under the keyboard. At the moment it has a 256Mb module in it. Can I upgrade this memory? What is the maximum I can install in the internal slot? I have one more issue. The cooling fan is noisy. Is it possible to replace it with a quieter one or at least a new one which is at least as quiet as it was when it was new? If so where can I purchase one? Thank you so much for all your help. AlexL

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Re: Sony VGN-460 Memory & CPU Upgrade? Noisy Fan How do I...

The Crucial website suggests you can put 1GB in each slot. Sony might know which CPUs will work with this. Hopefully any Pentium-M with 533 FSB.

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"The 17-inch widescreen Sony Vaio VGN-AR230G, the first entertainment Sony’s AR notebook with Core 2 Duo Mobile (Merom) processor, is now available at The Vaio VGN-AR230G comes with a T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 cache) CPU, an 1GB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to maximal 2GB), an 200GB 4200rpm SATA hard drive and a dual layer DVD burner ."

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then if that is the problem to your pc then turn your pc upside down and dissassemled the screw at the back then your keyboard should be lift up slightly and if you can not do that on your own try to contact someone in that field to help you but just for you to tell the person that you know what is wrong w2ith the pc the person should try and check if there is anything too close to the fan that the fan is touching and if there is nothing the fan is touching and the noise continue then change the fan with a new one. bye any question again.

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