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I am considering changing the processor in my wife's laptop to speed up the system but need some info' to see if the machine can be updated without too much of a problem. The model:Acer Aspire 3000 - purchased 3 years ago. The SIN? No is 00043-598-936-611 Product Key DP7CD 7QYYB-X4838-RVRKK-Q9VQ8 Currently have upgraded to 1.5GB Ram. If this can be done can you supply part name numbers to achieve this - or suggest another way. Regards, Bernard

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The problem with upgrading laptops is that because the parts are specially designed to take up less real estate inside the machine the parts then become more expensive, meaning sometimes it's a better option to just buy a new laptop instead of upgrading an existing one when the current hardware becomes insufficient.

One your ram is running at 333mhz , this will become a bottleneck for data traveling along the data bus lines , for instance if you purchased a processor to run at 2Ghz or 2000mhz , you only able to utilise 333mhz of speed when data is arriving and leaving RAM , so it becomes a un-viable option already to purchase an upgrade.

i was also searching for new processors which run on the SiSM760GX which the Acer Aspire 3000 runs on and it was difficult to find any processors , and if they where found they could be upwards of $500 to $1000 and for that money you're better off purchasing a new laptop and selling your current one on ebay to get some money for it.


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    Josh Gahan Apr 30, 2008

    Problem with increasing the virtual memory is that it currently has 1.5gb of Physical RAM , then you add say another 1gb or less of virtual memory to a sluggish 4,200 RPM HDD it's not really going to speed things up, just create more wear and tear on the hard drive , plus it's not really necessary when you almost 2gb of RAM.

    i also recommend doing what you where told such as removing viruses etc.

    best anti-virus (in my opinion) AVG

    and just to add to Maanita's idea run a scandisk and a defrag , you can find these in.

    Start menu - accessories - system tools



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You need to give me 2 minutes to give you the details of upgrade

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 30, 2008

    can u specify the exact model per my knowledge aspire 3000 is a desktop and you are asking for an upgrade of a laptop..

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 30, 2008

    Well i dont think that the up gradation of the processor would be advisable, if you actually want to speed up you system then follow these steps and plus you can upgrade the memory not the processor.

    Remove unwanted softwares installed in the system
    increase the virtual memort
    scan for viruses and spyware and you can do this by downloading Pctuneup


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