12-16-2008 11:30 PM
so i just dug this thing out of my closet and started fishing around.
From what i can find, not much can be done as far as a HDD(6gb to 12gb) upgrade and RAM (64-128) upgrades.
What i'd like to do, if possible is to get this thing to run Xp( i have a stripped down installation) and even 128mb of ram might be to little....
So, on that note, is there a mobo swap that can be done or any other ideas floating around?
Or am i feeling just a little to nostalgic?
Thanks in advance!
12-17-2008 08:34 AM
Welcome to the forum!
You can uprade your RAM to 192MB if the 64MB DIMM is soldered, and to 256MB if it's not.
Also, you can go above 12GB for a hard disk drive.
The biggest bottleneck your machine has is its 500Mhz Celeron CPU which will never run the XP properly.
Personally, I'd upgrade the hardware and run Win 2000 SP4.
Hope this helps.
12-17-2008 08:59 AM
I was under the impression there was only one memory slot. Thats why i thought the best i could get was 128mb. But what you said makes sence.
IBM doesnt appear to have made larger than a 12gb HDD for this machince..... not that i'd probably need larger. Do you think it would be difficult to get one in? Worth the trouble?
Hopefully i'll find the time to get it open by this weekend.
Thanks for the advicee!
12-17-2008 12:59 PM
Download and review the HMM before opening the machine up:
Also, your machine should be able to take any PATA/IDE hard disk drive, as long as it's laptop 9.5mm (2.5") format. I'm sure you can do at least 30-40GB.
Hope this helps.
12-17-2008 05:43 PM
Thank you again.
I do suppose more space would be nice! always better to have more space than less i suppose.
Also, one question for now....What socket is the processor? cant seem to find a definite answer.
i have two older processors laying around. One p4 and another celeron.not sure on the exact specs atm. have to check it out again its been a while. Possible upgrade?
gonna take a second look at the HMM right now.
12-17-2008 06:59 PM
P4 CPU will certainly not work...but as far as I recall, on these machines CPU is actually soldered to the board...check the HMM, I might be wrong, hopefully I am...in such a case you could go with a Pentium 3 of some kind...