Originally Posted by Spartan-117
It was unfortunate that AW couldn't upgrade the GPU.
However, I'm thinking of extending my warranty, since I'm not able to sell it. (make the best of it) What do you guys think? I wonder if they would let me extend the warranty as well...
Other than the GPU, everything else is upgradeable. The CPU -> T7600 (2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo), the memory -> 4 gb w/a Bios upgrade (rev. 2.07W), and the HD -> SSD.
I've got a T2500 2.0 GHz Core 1 Duo cpu, so I hope to upgrade it to a T7600, where I should see a noticeable improvement. You need the new BIOS 2.07W to see the Core 2 Duo's if you originally got a m5550 w/a Core 1 Duo, which came w/BIOS 2.02.
With the memory prices being so cheap, I also plan to upgrade my memory to 4 gb. I already know that Windows will only see around 3.5 gb. You again need BIOS 2.07W for the m5550 to see more than 2 gb.
As for the HD, I'll have to wait a while for an upgrade to SSD. Hopefully w/in the year the prices will start to drop to affordable levels w/them.
As for a graphics card update, hopefully Alienware will offer an upgrade. Cross your fingers.
It would certainly help Alienware to show that they don't abandon their customers.