Upgrading a Sony Vaio Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ant2005uk, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. ant2005uk

    ant2005uk Byte Poster

    Hi does anyone know anything about upgrading laptops? I am considering (if possible) of upgrading the RAM, graphics capabilities and hard drive of my Sony Vaio PCG-K115B. I currently have 512mb ram with 128mb shared graphics and would like to increase the ram to about 1GB and perhaps add some form of advanced 3d graphics card to extend the gaming capibillities of my laptop. Also, my hard drive is rather small in volume, just 40gb and I have already used half of this in a year. I dont think it will be long before I use the whole lot. An extra 40-60gb should do it though. If anyone has any ideas or can help me with this would be much appreciated.
  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    hard disk and ram are generally no problem
    any other component can be an ass in a laptop
    and you generally need specialist tools and parts

    see if the harddrive is removable in anyway, its likley in a caddy of some kind, which will need to be removed and placed onto the new drive
    rams usually a panel on the back, but sometimes under the keyboard

    remember the mobo will have a maximum it supports though, contact sony to find that out, or check google
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    I agree with Phoenix. I've upgraded HDDs and RAM in numerous laptops and generally it's a no brainer. You can google the procedures and usually find a nice tutorial with graphics. Also, the owner's manual for the laptop should have a set of instructions on accessing the HDD and RAM. Everything else is a pain in the neck as my esteemed colleague has described.

    My condolences on the Sony Vaio...not the laptop of choice so I hear. Good luck and let us know if you need more info.
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