Sunday, October 4, 2009

Step by Step Instruction About How to Upgrage Your Laptop (part-2)

This is a continuation of the previous article about Step by Step Instruction About How to Upgrage Your Laptop (part-1) I hope you've read it.


Upgrading the processor: -

Lift the lever of CPU socket for releasing processor’s pins. You can now pick up the processor and put it aside. Be strictly gentle, lest you should bend the pins. Now take the new processor. Locate triangular mark at one of the corners. Match this to triangular notch on CPU socket. When you find it, insert the processor carefully into the socket. Check if all pins are properly inserted. Lower the lever and make sure that it is secured back in proper place. Apply some heat sink compound on the surface of processor –not too little or too much. While it is done, processor has been upgraded. Now, put the heat sink in place towards the end with all other open parts. Note that while handling the processor, use small plastic container and keep it in cool and dry place.

Upgrade Hard Drive: - Everyone wants some extra room for storage. In the most modern laptops, the 2.5 inch hard drive is slid into the slot which houses SATA power and the data connectors. Slide hard drive out from slot and replace it with new one. However, in older note books there is a casing which houses 2.5 inch hard drive. That casing is fastened into chassis. Unscrew the casing to make sure that you do not shap connectors. Just release the hard drive from connectors and open the casing. Then replace old hard drive.

Step – 6:-
Upgrade Memory Modules: - This is a simple matter. Latest laptops will open from base and RAM modules will be accessed from here. The old laptop will open from base but only for RAM modules. Other upgrades have to be completed opening the keyboard. Of course method of upgrading RAM is the same for all the laptops.

Hold clamps with one finger at either side and pull then apart gently. RAM module will automatically pop out. Just take it out of slot and slide new module into slot. Ensure that you press module all way down until the clamps clicks end also secures modules in place.

Reassembling: - Bring all the screws, heat sink back panel of laptop back to one place. First, you need to connect keyboard’s data ribbon. Just pull the lever upwards. Insert ribbon, push lever back in place for securing the ribbon. Place heat sink the top of processor; slide it little for spreading heat sink compound. Fasten screws back in place. For power cables of fan, insert them into respective slots. Screw the back panel into right place. While it is done, you have just upgraded your laptop yourself.

When the job for upgrading your laptop is well done, there is no reason that you are absolutely free from further bothering regarding your laptop. Unfortunately, your laptop may hang, restart automatically and become sluggish. This is because; dust, water, moisture as well as heat may cause the above problems. If problem arises, do not neglect your laptop rather undergo another cleaning process and continue a trouble-less computing. If no trouble is noticed, you should also clean your laptop periodically.