I have a well cared for M6300 and rather than replacing it, I plan to upgrade it. I have purchased the following components:
T9300 processor to replace T7500
2x4GB DDR 2 PC2-6400 800MHz RAM
500GB Travelstar 7200rpm SATA 3 drive
Windows Ultimate operating system (not upgrade-from Yoda on eBay; any relation??). Present system is Windows XP Professional
Questions, oh GURUS!
1. Cannot upgrade Dell BIOS beyond A13- does not support hardware virtualization. How to get around this??
2. Will BIOS automatically recognize hard drive/RAM/new processor?
May have further questions as project evolves. Computer software issues annoy me, but I am OK with hardware. Have an Extra class ham license and I'm an orthopaedic surgeon so I'm pretty good with "tinkering", but please bear with my ignorance. Thank you for your help in advance.