Hi I bought a Inspiron 1525 laptop with 1GB of Ram & Intel Graphics Card & now I want to upgrade the RAM & graphics card. I play games, watch movies & use my laptop a lot & sometimes when I look at Performance in Task Manager I see "Free 0" for Physical Memory; But I don't know which Graphics Card to choose between:
1. ATI Radeon HD 4890 - http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonhd4800/overview-4890.html
2. Nvidia GeForce GTX275 - http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gtx_275_us.html
3. ATI Radeon HD 4870 - http://ati.amd.com/products/Radeonhd4800/index.html
Which I can I install on my Inspiron 1525? Are they compatible with my laptop?
What about my RAM? I need to upgrade it to 3 GB. Is it possible? What RAM do I buy?
You can upgrade the RAM to 4G as 2X2G modules - 3G isn't advisable as it will disable the dual channel configuration.
You cannot upgrade to any video card at all - there is no socket in the system for any card. Integrated video was and will forever remain the only option for this model.
Ah ok. Will the games play fine with 4GB of RAM & the integrated video card only? The problem is that the integrated video is not good and is not enough to play games Can't we change the integrated video??
I use Vista Ultimate and in Computer I see that I have 3 drives - Local Disk (C - NTFS - 4.43 GB free of 29.2 GB ; OS (D - FAT32 - 1.98 GB free of 2.00 GB ; & Storage (E - NTFS - 79.7 GB free of 117 GB. Most of my files are on Storage (E but why does Local disk C: says that it has 24.8 Gb of Used Space? & What is in OS (D ?? It has a file called BOOTSECT.BAK
If the games won't run in 2G, 4G won't change that.
No, you cannot change the integrated video short of buying a new notebook.
The D: partition is the quick restore.