HP Pavilion DV5000 motherboard

December 19, 2011 at 03:36:10
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Turion 64
Is It possible to buy an upgraded version of the motherboard in the HP Pavilion DV5000 Laptop. I currently have 1.5gb but as I'm looking to undertake a course that requires a minimum of 4gb. Or do I need to look at buying a new Laptop.



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#1
December 19, 2011 at 03:55:06
4 Gb of what? hard drive space? RAM?

That model laptop can take maximum of 2gb ram.

There is no upgrading the motherboard since in effect the motherboard is 90% of the machine. What kind of course are you looking to undertake and what are the full system specs listed for whatever software you need to run?

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#2
December 19, 2011 at 04:31:22
Hi sorry I need a minimum of 4gb RAM, The course is a Networking course with Computeach. 'MCSE and Server 2008 Certification Training Course' The minimum requirements are 4gb Ram, 80gb HDD, 2 ghz processor. Think it's looking likely I need new laptop.

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#3
December 19, 2011 at 05:50:18
I just looked at the website. It doesn't say minimum requirements, it just says requirements. Anyhow, it surprises me that a computer teaching establishment doesn't know that a 32 bit operating system can't use 4 gigs of ram. It would be a waste of money to install 4 gigs. Secondly, why would you need that much ram for an online course. If I were you, I would keep looking or call them to clarify why they require those specs. Only the newest laptops can support 4 gigs or more of ram. Doesn't sound right to me.

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#4
December 19, 2011 at 06:01:29
DV5000 is a generic model number. There are several dozens of models in the series. I randomly picked one from this list & it looks like 2GB is the max:

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-...

Upgrading the board, CPU & RAM is not the way to go. You can get a brand new laptop running Win7 64-bit, Intel Core i3 or AMD A-series processor, 4GB RAM, & 500GB HDD for about $400.


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#5
December 19, 2011 at 06:16:39
I assumed you would need so much RAM and HDD space due to the interactive training software that the course suppliers gave to the student. I will get onto the company in question and speak to them about the actual requirments.

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#6
December 21, 2011 at 07:37:12
Hi Guys,
I've been in touch with computeach in regards to why they would need such high specifications. The response is that some elements of the course I wish to undertake involves running a couple of virtual machine environments along side each other and the specifications have been set out by microsoft themselves. However Computeach will be rolling out online Virtual Machine environments that students can access.

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