Does anyone know if the graphic card can be upgraded? I'm currently using the Ati X200M on a Turion64 System.
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2/6/06 at 7:05am
Originally Posted by Autobot
ok received laptop today turned on went all windows crap got in and my progrm=ams on buttom right wont even load i cant click anything like its frozen up or laggin really bad should i use cd reinstall windows or should i send back in well nvm the programs are loading but really really reallllly slow like every 10 minutes 1 icon appears ><
Originally Posted by Infiniteecho
Haha, you guys are too funny.
However, welcome to the Compaq Laptop owner's club. I have a V2030US (1.4 Ghz Centrino Pent-M, 1g DDR400 ram, 60 gig HD) and I love it.
One thing you'll notice is the battery life on Compaqs is rather lacking. After only a year and a 1/2 my Battery life has gone from 4.5 hours to 2.5 hours. Time for a new battery. The same thing happened to the previous 2 Compaqs that I have owned.
I also have a Sager with a 1.9 Ghz Pent-M, 1 gig of DDR400 RAM, x700 (256 MB DDR), 60 gig 7200 RPM drive. I will admit I was actually rather let down by the performance of the x700. I averaged about 80 FPS in the stress test, 1440 x 1050, with all other settings set to the default. After playing on my X850TX running @ 590 core, 1350 mem, I was more satisfied with 105 FPS @ 1600x1200 all settings on max.
For portable gaming, no doubt the x700 is awesome, and a HUGE improvment over intergrated graphics cards. Just don't Load up CoD2 on max settings and dissapoint yourself. (;
None-the-less, congradulations on the laptop, do well in school, resist the urge to play games on your new laptop in class (one of the reasons I never bring my Sager) and I wish you the best of luck with it. My Compaqs have all been pretty tough. I had one Compaq I don't remember the model but, it survived a fall down the stairs and getting slammed around in my backpack for four years. My mom finally did it in when she ran it over with her Volvo XC90.