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Dell Ispiron 1000 HELP

by localgod11 / August 21, 2005 10:07 AM PDT

I recieved a dell inspiron 1000 laptop as a gift and unfortuantly it is woefully underpower. I plan to max out the RAM capabilty. I was wondering if anyone out there knows what if anything else can/should be upgraded. I.E. Video Card
Celeron 2.2
My real question..."Is there any way i can make this laptop capable of running Doom 3?? I know its a pipe dream but a guy can dream.

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Crucial.com and dream...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2005 10:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Dell Ispiron 1000 HELP

You can run the older Doom (not 2, 3...) or maybe 3 if you knock it down to no effects, low-res...

Bob

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crucial.com
by localgod11 / August 21, 2005 11:47 AM PDT

I have been to crucial.com and have found a 256 memory upgrade and a RADEON X800 Pro 256MB AGP graphics card that crucial says is compatible with my weak lil dell.
With these upgrades would that be enough to run todays games or would my CELERON limit me??? or is there something else here that i am missing??? adding these to my computer would seem to bring my dell above the minimum required spec's found at http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/doom3/techinfo.html

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Cheaper than a new laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2005 11:53 AM PDT
In reply to: crucial.com

While you didn't reveal what RAM you have now, 512M to more is a thing for Doom. If you can bump the video card you should be fine. Again, tinker with lowered video settings to get framerates up.

Bob

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yah but not by alot
by localgod11 / August 21, 2005 12:09 PM PDT

I believe my laptop was shipped to me with 256 of ram and i could double it to meet the minimun system req. but curial.com says my mem slots are full and that shouldnt be true so now i am a little confused is there any way i can tell without a screwdriver?? and the celeron should be just fine right? I hear alot of bad things about them.
Sounds like i'm on the right track here if i could bet the battery to last longer than 1hour id be in good shape.

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1 hour battery?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2005 12:34 PM PDT
In reply to: yah but not by alot

That's a bit odd but not unheard of in the 1+ year old machines and even moreso on game play.

But look up CPUIDZ and check out it's memory tab.

Best of luck,

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cupidz
by localgod11 / August 21, 2005 12:45 PM PDT
In reply to: 1 hour battery?

Where do i find it?

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(NT) (NT) nevermind i found it
by localgod11 / August 21, 2005 12:53 PM PDT
In reply to: cupidz
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