Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: gateway laptop customizing

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    Beans
    104
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Talking gateway laptop customizing

    Hello, Ubuntu Forum users and moderators! I need help. Again.
    I am getting a very old gateway laptop. I have a 1TB SATA hard drive and an AMD X64 proccesor. Would i be able to replace the two components that are currently in there without any modification to the motherboard?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Summerwind
    Beans
    11,241
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: gateway laptop customizing

    The chip socket must be compatible to the CPU,so first you have find out what mother board it is and weather it supports the CPU you want to use. The same is true with the hard-drive as far as sata connector compatibility is concerned.

    Gateway like other manufacturers uses different vendors for mother boards. The other important question is weather the bios supports the hardware.

    Gateway tends to stop updating the bios and drivers after a period of time so the new hardware would be useless on that particular computer without bios support.
    “ Diversity: The art of thinking independently together ”

    Ubuntu Documentation Search: Popular Pages
    Ubuntu: Security Basics
    Ubuntu: Manual

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    INDY
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: gateway laptop customizing

    I have a 1TB SATA hard drive and an AMD X64 proccesor.
    Can't be that old with those specs. A simple RAM upgrade might give more of a performance boost than a newer cpu and would be cheaper. Why do you need more than a TB of storage on a laptop?
    Castles Made of Sand,
    Fall in the Sea,
    Eventually!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    Beans
    104
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: gateway laptop customizing

    the laptop itself does not have a hdd or cpu. the computer is a few years old, i was told it was a dinosaur. i was misinformed.
    ~Gerrman~

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •