I am not very informed about hardware compatibility issues and how laptops are upgraded.
I own a Acer 5738G laptop with the following specs.
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T6600
Clock Speed (GHz) 2.2
FSB (MHz) 800
Screen 15.6" WXGA
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4570
Graphics Memory 512M-DDR3 (64*16*4)
RAM Slot 1 2GB
RAM Slot 2 2GB
HDD 1 320GB
Optical Drive 8x DVD-RW
Card Reader 5 in 1-Build in
WebCam 0.3M DV
USB Slots 4
OS Windows 7 Home Premium
Battery Life up to 3.5 Hours
I/0 Ports: "5-in-1 card reader (SD™
Four USB 2.0 ports
HDMI™ port with HDCP support
I need something more powerfull to allow easier multitasking, but at this time I cannot afford to buy a new one , so I am thinking to find some used parts on ebay and ugrade the existing old acer 5738G.
First and most important I need a new more powerfull cpu.
Does anybody knows which cpus are compatible with the model and which one believes it is worth to install?
Second I would like to upgrade the hard disk to something faster .
SSD is the best but I cannot pay more than 100EUR for hard disk and with that money I do not think i can find SSD > 250GB. So a sata 7200rpm we be for sure a good replacement for the 5400.
As for memory now I have 4GB but I do not know if it is DDR2 or 3 . Can someone help here?
If it is DDR2 is the laptop compatible with DDR3?