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Is my laptop compatible for NEW WINDOWS 8 ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 7

    Is my laptop compatible for NEW WINDOWS 8 ?


    Hardware
    Product Name dv6502AU
    Product Number GN373PA
    Microprocessor 1.80 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-56
    Microprocessor Cache 512 KB + 512 KB L2 Cache
    Memory 1024 MB (2 x 512 MB)
    Memory Max Up to 4 GB
    Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
    Hard Drive 160 GB (5400 rpm)
    Multimedia Drive LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
    Display 15.4” WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
    Fax/Modem High speed 56K modem
    Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g WLAN

    Bluetooth wireless networking
    Sound Altec Lansing speakers

    3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
    Keyboard 101 key compatible
    Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute buttons, 2 Quick Launch Buttons
    PC Card Slots
    • One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    External Ports
    • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
    • 3 USB 2.0
    • VGA
    • RJ-11
    • RJ-45
    • 2 stereo headphones
    • external microphone
    • AC adapter
    • S-Video-out
    • expansion port
    • ExpressCard Slot
    • IEEE 1394a
    • Consumer IR
    Dimensions 35.70 cm (L) x 25.70 cm (W) x 4.06 cm (min H) / 4.30 cm (max H)
    Weight 2.86 kg
    Security
    • Integrated fingerprint reader
    Power
    • 65 W AC Power Adapter
    • 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
    What's In The Box Integrated webcam

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  2. #2


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    I'd upgrade the memory. But it will work.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    I'd upgrade the memory. But it will work.
    Yes i have already upgraded it to 1GB to 2.5Gb and planing to upgrade it to 4GB but my graphics card is pretty old and thts what i am worried bout .. :\
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Well,

    Graphics is a bit on the low side.
    I'm guessing 256mb is still good.

    It should work good enough for the daily basic desktop tasks (no heavy gaming please).

    So if you ask me, yous system is still supported, no problem.
    If you do an upgrade of the OS: minimum 1024mb ram is required.
    But a fresh install can go with a minimum of 512mb ram (a bit low but installs well).

    Regards
    Hopachi
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  5. #5


    It works fine with GMA950, so your graphics should be fine as well.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Well,

    Graphics is a bit on the low side.
    I'm guessing 256mb is still good.

    It should work good enough for the daily basic desktop tasks (no heavy gaming please).

    So if you ask me, yous system is still supported, no problem.
    If you do an upgrade of the OS: minimum 1024mb ram is required.
    But a fresh install can go with a minimum of 512mb ram (a bit low but installs well).

    Regards
    Hopachi
    Thnx Hopachi ... right now i have WINDOWS 7 and actually i dont play games coz i know my graphics card dont support high end games .. but i do use Photoshop and Illustrator for small editing purposes ..
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  7. #7


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by deepdhar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Well,

    Graphics is a bit on the low side.
    I'm guessing 256mb is still good.

    It should work good enough for the daily basic desktop tasks (no heavy gaming please).

    So if you ask me, yous system is still supported, no problem.
    If you do an upgrade of the OS: minimum 1024mb ram is required.
    But a fresh install can go with a minimum of 512mb ram (a bit low but installs well).

    Regards
    Hopachi
    Thnx Hopachi ... right now i have WINDOWS 7 and actually i dont play games coz i know my graphics card dont support high end games .. but i do use Photoshop and Illustrator for small editing purposes ..
    Hi there
    Photoshop will be fine -- but if you are editing large pictures with a few layers then you'll need to up the memory to 4GB -- you really will need to use a decent external monitor as well otherwise color calibration will be off.

    I'd suggest for this type of system also getting an SSD -- for mainly photo editing you don't need a lot of (if any at all) 3-D graphics etc -- your graphics card is probably sufficient so long as you can display your pics in sufficient detail on an external monitor.

    An SSD will make a HUGE difference in speed even on very modest netbooks. I'm using one very successfully on an acer aspire 1 netbook --hardly the biggest performer around but plugged via HDMI into a decent lcd monitor photohop works fine. -- Did put a 4GB module in the memory slot too.

    I don't think anybody who hasn't tried one realize just how much better performance you get with an SSD -- these have probably saved many an old laptop from a one way trip to "The Tip".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deepdhar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Well,

    Graphics is a bit on the low side.
    I'm guessing 256mb is still good.

    It should work good enough for the daily basic desktop tasks (no heavy gaming please).

    So if you ask me, yous system is still supported, no problem.
    If you do an upgrade of the OS: minimum 1024mb ram is required.
    But a fresh install can go with a minimum of 512mb ram (a bit low but installs well).

    Regards
    Hopachi
    Thnx Hopachi ... right now i have WINDOWS 7 and actually i dont play games coz i know my graphics card dont support high end games .. but i do use Photoshop and Illustrator for small editing purposes ..
    Hi there
    Photoshop will be fine -- but if you are editing large pictures with a few layers then you'll need to up the memory to 4GB -- you really will need to use a decent external monitor as well otherwise color calibration will be off.

    I'd suggest for this type of system also getting an SSD -- for mainly photo editing you don't need a lot of (if any at all) 3-D graphics etc -- your graphics card is probably sufficient so long as you can display your pics in sufficient detail on an external monitor.

    An SSD will make a HUGE difference in speed even on very modest netbooks. I'm using one very successfully on an acer aspire 1 netbook --hardly the biggest performer around but plugged via HDMI into a decent lcd monitor photohop works fine. -- Did put a 4GB module in the memory slot too.

    I don't think anybody who hasn't tried one realize just how much better performance you get with an SSD -- these have probably saved many an old laptop from a one way trip to "The Tip".

    Cheers
    jimbo
    thnx a lot Jimbo for ur tips of increasing the memory to 4gb wich i am going to do very soon .. and bout SSD damn i never heard of that but i will def. do some research on that

    Thnx once again ..

    PEACE !
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