You need to get an extended battery for whatever system you choose.
For example, dell systems usually come with a 6 cell battery. You can purchase an extended 9 cell (or in some cases a 12 cell) to get the added battery power.
Windows shows the amount installed, and the amount available for non-OS related processing.
i believe the system is allocating 1GB to OS, leaving 2GB for program processing.
A 64 bit system would allow more than 4GB of usable memory.
The D610 has a 9-pin battery connector.
Check to make sure the 9 pins are clean on the laptop.
Check to make sure the battery plug for the 9 pins is clean as well.
Sounds like the battery is losing contact with the laptop when it is moved.
The D410,D610 and D810 use the ATA/IDE format hard drive.
The D610 was originally equiped with one of the following HDD capacities...
(30GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB)
Due to lack of 48 bit LBA in Bios, the limit is 137GB or 120GB as this is the...
Check the specifications of your entire system.
Any bottleneck in the system can result in poor performance.
For instance, if you have a low amount of ram, but a high end graphics processor, the displayed images can still be slowed by...
Usually is you get power light for a second or two, but the system wont enter into boot screen, then the issue is bad ram. It does not mean this is the only possible cause. There is the possibility that the system board, the CPU, or even...
You should check the connection from the palmrest to the motherboard.
remove the power button plastic.
remove the keyboard.
just to the left of where the left <SHIFT> button was, and just under the palmrest plastic, you should be...
I would just upgrade your current system. The D620 (or upgrade to the D630) are very reliable systems. We see very few system board issues.
In most cases, the systems can be upgraded to C2D CPUs , 250Gb hard drives and 4GB ram.