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can you upgrade dell laptops?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mister0, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. mister0

    mister0 Member

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    hey all, new to the forums, and i was just wondering, i've got a dell laptop (inspiron 5100)with a motherboard that's f'ed. i've also got 2 pc's that need to be upgraded. now, i think i'd rather have a laptop, so i'm wondering if anyone knows if you can upgrade dell motherboards, or if i should give up on the idea. thanks!
     
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    He means upgrade to a better motherboard, I think. I don't think you can do it with a laptop.
     
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    thanks guys. i didn't really think i could, but i was kinda hoping that maybe a motherboard from a newer laptop would fit or something.
     
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    the only way that would happen is to get a newer board that looks almost identical to your old 1 especially the screw holes & various connectors.
     
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    yeah, i think that would be more trouble than it's worth. thanks for the input though guys.
     

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