advice for buying a laptop
dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Wed Jun 15 18:12:04 UTC 2016
On 06/15/2016 10:02 AM, Christian Baer wrote:
> On 06/09/16 23:49, David Christensen wrote:
>> I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 that I bought in 2007. Mine came with a
>> 32-bit processor, and, as best I could tell, they all did. I wanted
>> 64-bit. So, I started looking for a replacement laptop. STFW I found
>> out that certain later model 64-bit Core Duo processors were known to
>> work in that laptop. I bought a Intel Core Duo T7400, installed it, and
>> it works.
> Ok, that is a way of doing it, I guess. Could you also enlarge the RAM
> to really profit from the 64 bit CPU?
I upgraded the RAM to 2 @ 1 GB modules several years ago, which was the
Dell specified maximum. (STFW there are rumors that 2 @ 2 GB works.)
There are other aspects that I'd like to improve, but I've reached the
point of diminishing returns. The laptop works well enough for e-mail,
browsing, office applications, and light tinkering, so I just keep using it.
> So what you are saying is that nVidia Chips will work fine with the
> drivers provided by nVidia but I am at the mercy of them, should they
> decide to drop the support?
The NVIDIA drivers should work with the hardware and software systems
NVIDIA has designed and tested them for. If/ when you find yourself
outside that scope of support, then your NVIDIA hardware cannot be
expected to work.
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