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Upgrading processor on an iBuddie A900?

How do I upgrade the CPU and mainboard on an ECS iBuddie A900?

Curreltly, my system has a VIA Samuel2 processor at 731 MHz. Additionally there's 248MB RAM and 10 Gig HD. At this time I am only interested inupgrading the processor, which I believe also entails upgrading the mainboard for the faster speed.

Additional hardware are a 4-port USB built in, a DVD-ROM, built-in touch pad mouse, serial, video and PS2 ports, and monitor.

As it is, this computer is fine for typing and email, but really sucks for videos, music and graphics. It plays very choppily and often freezes up. It also freezes when multiple browser tabs are running at the same time. I'm running Windows XP home on it.

It's simply outdated and I need to upgrade. Can you advise? What parts are compatible?

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  • lyontamer Mar 02, 2008

    I've already tried updating drivers. I will try the RAM upgrade, but my question still has not been answered. If I upgrade the processor, which one do I buy and is it compatible with the rest of the computer system? I don't want to upgrade to Windows Vista, I want to upgrade the actual CPU hardware inside the machine.

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I have the same model with 512 ram and no difference with the video. Its the 133 front bus is just too slow for todays video speed. Adobe flash keeps upgrading for the faster computers and outdates the older machines. What i did with my I-Buddie was to take XP off, it weighs it down with all the processing going on in the background. I put Ubuntu on it and WoW! speed is way up again. Video is watchable much improved over XP.

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Best bet to upgrade memory to at least 512.most laptops now adays have 2slots for mem so if you add a 512 youll notice a difference also it would be advised to update your drivers as these are prone to slow things down ,wrong drivers,conflicts,incapatability etc.
new pc with vista have super fast processors but anyone who has vista will tell you its very slow.

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    tat4u Mar 03, 2008

    take a note of your pc details,name model,brand or check out user manual and find exact processor type;go into any pc shop with this information and they can tell you what the latest upgrade processor is that is compatable.

    you may be able to find manual on this site.but youll certainly find one on the web

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