You can check this regarding the Vista, although I personally would stay with XP.
You don’t need a dead battery, the laptop works fine without any.
As for the DVD drive, you can put any one you like, it’s a standard drive attached to...
The answer is absolutely NO, with a catch.
Archalien is almost right. In addition to the same proportion, the lower resolution must as well be a divisible number (e.g. divide by 2) which means that the only other resolution you can have...
Your laptop is Area-51m 5500 / 766.
Here are the drivers.
It sounds like your CD drive is gone, chesk first if it sits firmly (as it’s removable). Otherways try to replace it, any standart drive should fit in – here’s how to.
I think the CPU doesn’t support that feature at all. I have a 766 with a Pentium4 3,4 GHz and all the software I’ve tried (Everest, Notebook Hardware Control, Mobmeter, Rivatuner) always read 75 C.
I’ve tried on a friends laptop with...