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Registered: ‎12-10-2010
Location: USA - New Jersey
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Thinkpad R-52 ... What can I upgrade?

Hello,

 

I have a Thinkpad R-52 (Type 1860-A13) that I am looking to upgrade.  I am not really familiar with what I can or cannot upgrade on the machine so any help is appreciated.  In looking at the cost at new machines, I feel I can get similar performance with a few mods.

 

Current specs are:

 

Windows XP SP3

1Gb RAM ( 2 512 slots)

55 GB hard drive

DVD driver

Intern Pentium M (1.73Ghz)

15" screen

 

 

I have a built in wireless card and a modem.  Some questions I have are:

 

- Can I take out the modem and add another device

- Can I update my video card to get HD output when attached to a monitor on my docking station

- can my video card, etc also be upgraded.

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Nick

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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: Thinkpad R-52 ... What can I upgrade?

1) even if you remove the modem card, you can't add a different device to that slot.

2) you have the Intel GPU, it doesn't support HD movies.

3) no not internally.
Regards,

Jin Li

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