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upgrade laptop

by ladyl419 / December 31, 2004 1:32 AM PST

I have an IBM a20m pentium III, I am using XP. I would like to upgrade cpu,cd drive and memory. How do I do this?

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laptop upgrades are pretty limited
by Donna Hager / December 31, 2004 2:01 AM PST
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If I'm not mistaken, you can only upgrade the RAM of the 3 things you asked about.

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Not possible
by Yew / December 31, 2004 3:35 AM PST
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Laptops aren't like desktops. By and large, what you get when you buy it is what you're stuck with for the entire lifetime of that system.

You can usually add more RAM easily enough, but swapping out the optical drive will require that you find a compatible one. Both in terms of size and electrically. Assuming you can find anything that will work, your selection will be limited.

Given the level of upgrades you want to perform, I'd suggest selling that laptop to help finance a new one with specs more to what you want.

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