I bought this Compaq CQ57 from Wal-mart during Black Friday of last year because it was an amazing deal for the amount of quality in this laptop ($299/Dual-core processor/2 GB RAM)
Alas, it can not perform as well as it was made out to. I should've expected that, but now instead of buying a whole new laptop, I'm wondering what extent I can upgrade this thing to.
I plan to upgrade the memory from 2 GB to 8 GB, that much is cheap and simple, my real question is, what other things are you able to upgrade on this notebook? Can you replace the graphics card? Can you upgrade the processor? and Can you upgrade the hard-drive speed?
I wont be surprised if you can't upgrade the graphics card, but there must be ways to upgrade the processor and hard-drive, if you have any links to guides or info on what products work best I would really appreciate it.
To summarize what I'm trying to accomplish with these upgrades, I want to be able to run Team Fortress 2 with minimal graphical lag.