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08-16-2009 10:33 PM - edited 08-16-2009 10:35 PM
I am writing here today since I was wondering on how I could get a different GPU for my ZD7000. As of now, the video is really poor. It is slow, and I can't, nor won't be able to get Microsoft Aero running. I am mainly trying to get Aero working and get this computer upto gaming speed. I'd be willing to update to the best GPU available for the system, but I do not know how to upgrade it or where to get parts... or where to bring it is nessecary.
Please note, there is no problem with the machine... but I just think it's time for a upgrade. I will list my system specs below...
HP Pavilion ZD7000 CTO Notebook PC
nVidia GeForce 4 448 Go with 64MB RAM
512 System RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium (Not Aero Enabled)
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz
(Please, do not tell me to downgrade operating systems. I won't since I am quite content with Vista. Thank's for your understanding)
08-17-2009 09:05 AM - edited 08-17-2009 09:07 AM
08-20-2009 04:45 PM
yeah.. I cant seem to find a way to upgrade my zd7000 video card..
However, I've been running Win 7 Ultimate RC (Evaluation copy)
and it seems to be doing ok.
the only suggishness I see is when I have multiple IE or Firefox windows open,
surfing the web may take a few seconds longer than XP.
HOWEVER.. when I was pulling a movie off my Desktop HD
so I could view it on my HP Pav Laptop.. it was GREAT..
No glitches What-So-Ever !!
compared to XP I always had to load the movie on my Laptop to
Note : All aero was automatically disabled/ not installed on
my 7 yr old laptop/ desktop...
--- Any suggestions on where I can purchas win7 cheaper,
or Cheap Vista with free win7 upgrade ????
Double note: My cd7000 runs PERFECT and compared to my
friends new laptops, I believe faster than most new computers
today for surfing & normal home office use..
Triple note: I have cat6 running from my modem > Router > CPU
& also to my Living Room Laptop... increase my hardwire speed
by 400 kbps on a 3,000 service, cat5 wiring.
Omni-directional booster antenna on my router with above cat6
increased my wireless over 500kbps... i can now surf PERFECTLY
on my back porch, brick wall, no problems at all..
My cousins in nursing school park in my front driveway to
do their homework off my internet..