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Is the upgrade worth it?

I have a late 2008 15" MacBook Pro. I'd like to cram it full of RAM and upgrade to a pretty high capacity SSD - is this worth doing or will the graphics cards, monitor, other relatively unreplaceable elements fry soon? [more inside]
posted by LizardOfDoom on Mar 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for a new laptop.

I'm looking to replace my development laptop with a more powerful model. I'm having a hard time finding a model with everything I need. Do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Nov 27, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I upgrade the SSD I boot from?

What's the best way to upgrade my hard drive on my desktop? I have a 40GB SSD that I boot from, and I want to upgrade that to an 80GB SSD. What's the best way to move all of my information from the old drive to the new one, and then have the computer boot from the new drive? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Aug 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me navigate the labyrinth of deceptive GPU names!

It's that time of year again - the great new pc games have started rolling out and last year's hotness will not cut it. I currently have a Radeon 5850 - Would you upgrade by getting a second card and running them in Crossfire, or would a slick, new, confusingly-named, single card be a better investment? [more inside]
posted by phylum sinter on May 19, 2011 - 11 answers

How fixer-up-erable is this iBook?

How upgradable is this iBook? A friend has an old iBook G4 he's indicated he'd be willing to let me have pretty cheaply. I use an iMac at home, but could use a nice portable laptop for occasional travel. The iBook as it is seems a little slow and sluggish to me - I'm just wondering, how "upgradable" is this model, for how much money, etc.? (details inside.) [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jun 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Which should I get: a faster CPU, or more memory?

I'm ready to buy a new desktop PC with Windows 7, and I can't decide whether to spend more money on a faster CPU or more memory, if either. Which would be better in the long run: i7-860 (or even i7-920) with 6 GB RAM, or i5 with 8 GB of RAM? Considering the CPU alone, is an i7 instead of an i5 worth the extra money? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on May 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me Geek Squad these laptops!

2 used laptops: what to do with them? One will be new to me (from my wonderful girlfriend), one will be new to my grandma (from me) [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Apr 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Can I upgrade my motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Vista?

Can I upgrade my motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Vista? [more inside]
posted by adi on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Should I put Leopard on my G4s?

I'm concerned about making my computers sluggish by "upgrading" them. Should I install Leopard on older G4 Macs? [more inside]
posted by Phatty Lumpkin on Nov 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Did I break my computer?

MacBook Pro Upgrade Failed: Bad memory or bad user? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Oct 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Faster, you n'wah!

Can I download something that allows me to raise the upper limit for CPU speed in my motherboard? Not talking overclocking, just something that allows me to put a 3.4GHz chip in a mobo originally spec'd to only go up to 3.2GHz (might have been 3.0). [more inside]
posted by BruceL on Mar 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Computer upgrade options

I'd like to upgrade my 4 year old Dell Dimension 8200 computer, while hopefully getting components that I could use later, should I decide to build a whole new system in a few months. Sadly, I know nearly nothing about computer hardware. [more inside]
posted by Elpoca on Jan 5, 2006 - 23 answers

Can I use my iMac integrated monitor as a MacMini monitor?

Can I use my G4 iMac (the one that has a round base and a swivelly flat monitor) as a monitor/second hard drive for a new mac mini? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Dec 10, 2005 - 10 answers

help me upgrade my computer

Help me, a hardware ignoramus, upgrade my computer... [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Nov 29, 2005 - 9 answers

upgrading an old computer

Help me upgrade my work computer to make it run better. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Oct 25, 2005 - 31 answers

Upgrading Video Card

Can you upgrade your laptop's video card at all? I was curious as I have a 32mb NVidea card on it however I'd love to upgrade it. Is this possible or is there a way to enhance it's performance? (I'm 99.9% the answer is "NO" but I thought I'd ask)
posted by Hands of Manos on Dec 14, 2004 - 11 answers

Worth upgrading from 600Mhz G3 to a 1Ghz G4 iBook?

600MHz G3 iBook / 30GB / 256MB
-->
1000MHz G4 iBook / 60GB / 512MB

Worth the upgrade? Or do I need to dig deeper into my wallet? I'd like better AVI playback and iMovie performance, as well as the ability to run GarageBand.
posted by scarabic on Sep 28, 2004 - 16 answers

Is it possible to build a new laptop into an existing case?

Is it possible to build a new laptop into an existing case? {More Inside} [more inside]
posted by Grod on Mar 18, 2004 - 6 answers

Will upgrading my Vaio to XP wreck my settings?

I'm about to upgrade my beloved Sony Vaio laptop from Windows Me (blecch) to XP. Will this screw up my previously installed drivers, software, documents, etc? Anything I should know before I start?
posted by Vidiot on Jan 2, 2004 - 16 answers

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