Compaq Presario C700 Upgrades And Facts!

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  1. HyprEvo

    HyprEvo Newbie

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    I made this acct to reply to this very helpful thread. I came into possession of a hand-me-down c700 with:
    celeron 1.7ghz cpu
    1GB (2x500mb) DDR2 200pin ram
    80 gb hdd
    Vista Basic 32-bit
    F.9 BIOS

    It could barely run, and was pretty much unusable, even as a netbook, in the state that I got it in.

    Was able to successfully upgrade to:
    Core 2 duo T9300 2.5ghz
    5GB (1x1gb , 1x4gb) DDR2 200pin 800mhz ram
    external 250gb hdd (330gb total)
    Windows 7 pro 64 bit (windows 10 free upgrade soon)
    F.35 BIOS

    I still plan on replacing the hard-drive to the 250gb samsung ssd for even more of a speed increase, but for now it runs much much better, night and day difference. It was slightly tough to find the 1x4gb ddr2 but it was worth it (found it on ebay for 50 bucks).

    I found that anything more that 1gb in the primary ram slot causes errors so I was able to find the 4gb in 1 chip to get it to 5gb, which is prob the max for this laptop.
     
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  2. Jeaz0717

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    Bump up here

    I've just placed an order for a T8300 on Aliexpress. Only 11 bucks hehe.

    I hope I can bring that old laptop I had saved back to life.

    C757 here.
     
  3. Jeaz0717

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    Did the upgrade. PC is working perfectly! Had to update the BIOS to the F.35 version because the laptop wouldn't load with the F.21 version, but nothing else.
     
  4. Akhalakh

    Akhalakh Newbie

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    My laptop is Presario c700 having cpu T2370@1.7 ghz. 2 gb ram windows 7 64 bit. Please brother tell me will it support 3 gb ram and Tekken 6.
     
  5. anorak_ian

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    Where did you get F35 bios from? Looks like F34 is the latest on the HP c700 page.
    I have sp48079 amongst my load of files, would this be it?

    I'm trying to install ssd drive with win xp today so a fast response would be very helpful. Cheers.
     
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    Thanks bios all sorted.

    Well I have just fitted an SSD and I can't see any increase in speed at all.
    I don't see what people were banging on about, words like lighting fast, and rocket speed, boots in seconds, what a load of waffle!!!
    All I've done is waste my money.
     
  8. tcpr

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    I think something is wrong with your notebook... Mine became really faster after upgrading to ssd. Boots in seconds, open browser and files instantly, etc... Obviously it does not help with video performance or softwares that demands heavy processing power.

    Maybe you should try formating your SSD, if you just cloned the previous HDD.
     
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  10. PetranEVO

    PetranEVO Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello ,

    I have 761ES Compaq, even though the BIOS detects the RAM of 2X2GB (Hynix) i try to format but it keeps BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.When i take 1 RAM out, and MAX is 2GB then it continues.

    I have searched and there is a problem with this model.

    Can someone help me out ?
     
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