I did not update the hard drive. I did not fancy taking the laptop apart to replace the 2GB ram. Thanks for providing the feedback for the driver set and posting about your success. Refer to the Service Manual when performing hardware upgrades. Please consider leaving a donation or clicking on the affiliate link if you are planning on buying Office or a SSD Upgrade for your system anyway. Thanks, the Bios and installing windows 7 worked fine with no problems on my D I also put the WWAN chip in my unit, which is unsupported- so this driver hack still works in 8.
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The Quadro is still supported by Nvidia, with the newest driver — What about installing the latest Sigmatel Audio drivers? Are you planning on upgrading to Windows 10 TH2? I did not fancy taking the laptop apart to replace the 2GB ram. Please consider leaving a donation or clicking on the affiliate link if you are planning on buying Office or a SSD Upgrade for your system anyway.
I also put the WWAN chip in my s830, which is unsupported- so this driver hack still works in 8. It occurs to me now, though, that an SSD might not overheat.
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Refer to the Service Manual when performing hardware upgrades.
Thanks for providing the feedback for the driver set and audi about your success. Note the 64 Bit version is recommended and required to utilise all the RAM.
Thanks for the advice. Fortunately I had paid extra for a second stick of 2GB RAM in the original machine, so I bought a single stick of 4GB for the simple to add empty slot on the underside of the laptop.
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Hi, this all worked auudio with the new bios and windows 7 on my D The second hard drive is not used too much as its just a data drive.
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Cell phones are slightly different, it comes with the territory. The laptop runs well with dwll 6GB ram, its just a little slow to boot.
Ensure that you remove any old thermal paste on the processor and heatsink and put a new set down or the system will overheat. Well- it says you are turning it off… LoL. I’d like to thank you in advance for leaving any donations or clicking on the affiliate links. Leave a Reply Cancel cell. I usually use an external laptop cooling pad with my system however. Thanks, the Bios and installing windows 7 worked fine with no problems on my Audioo The Wi-Fi and BT have built-in support.
I did this, and the newly installed hard drive kept overheating and consequently slowing to a crawl. Windows 7 and 8. Fortunately I had ordered the original D with a single stick of 2GB ram, so all I needed to do was add a single stick of 4GB Ram vell the easy to access slot on the underside of the laptop and I had 6GB to play with.
The CPU upgrade, requires an almost complete deassemble, I done this on my D and all the instructions are given in the Service Fell linked to above.
I did not update the hard drive.