Gateway Solo 9300 upgrade?
Thanks for the reply back. I'll keep it mine & do some surfing the net for hardware componants. I was planning on getting another hdd w/ at least a 60 GB & install another 256 MB memory chip. Did you know that Gateway support specs for this laptop specifies that this laptop will only support up to 256 MB memory & a 39.1 GB hdd? Those specs are wrong in my opinion. Thats why I was asking about the CPU upgrade. I have one more issue about the screen. It has just started flickering & has very faint whitish lines running across the screen but you can barely see them. their more noticeblewhen it first boots up to the WXP logo w/ the bright blue screen. Thanks again for your support. Are you a moderator or just a poster? David!!
according to this site, it can support up to 256mb module
just make sure that u have the right one in there
Ok, maybe I'm missing it, but that site seems to indicate it supporting up to 128MB Dimms for a maximum of 288MB.
I have three Gateway 9300 Solo Pro's...They can handle up to at least 1024 mb ram. To get more speed, I'm googling to find out which is the fastest processor it will run, because I want to stream using adobe flash player, which says it requires at least 2.33 ghz. To immediately speed up your Solo, try Linux-Ubuntu is easiest. Buy the operating system on eBay for a couple bucks! You can try it out without having to install it! The 9300's are built like german tanks. The fastest, best, used laptops are IBM ThinkPads(I use T60's, with dual core processor, 2.5 gb ram, 1.83 ghz cpu, and they run fast, especially with Ubuntu, after you go to Eva's Great Guide to 10.10 and remove all the stuff you don't use or want.) Used ThinkPads go for about $70 on eBay! They stream videos beautifully, especially with VLC as the only player you have installed. Keep it clean with bleachbit and ubucleaner, free, and very simple to use. Also, gtkorphan app to remove unnecessary junk. Ubuntu runs with no need for anti-virus or Norton Security crap. 91% of the world's fastest computers run linux. Nothing breaks! Installing an operating system takes about a half hour. Get a Dr. Watson disc cleaner on eBay before installing. I use my Gateway just for the fun of it! You can get memory discs on eBay for this model very cheap...two 512mb for around $30.00! If you find out the fastest processor compatiable with the 9300, let me know! Try linux Puppy operating system(couple bucks oneBay) You don't install it. It can run next to windows. Very fast, no matter the computer. Google it. Good luck. (PS...the guy I bought this Gateway from back in 1999, paid $4342 fully loaded!)