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Do-It-Yourself Laptop and Notebook Upgrading, Modding and Repairing

  • Good pm mga Master ! Planning to use my old lappie for my daughter’s home schooling in senior high due to budget constraints (MSI GE60 ONC, i5 3210, 8GB ram, GT 650M video card, 15” monitor). Worth it pa po bang i upgrade yung HD nya to SSD, at kaya pa kayang mag Windows 10? Currently using Win 7, which I believe ay wala nang suppport. Basic Office applications lang po gagamitin. Thanks sa honest opinions.

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  • ^Yung dati kong MSI GX660 (2011) naka Windows 10 and wala naman akong naging problem performance wise, pati sa games. Mas bago yang GE60 so I'm sure kayang kaya nya Windows 10 :)

    As for SSD, malaking difference talaga ang speed nya compared to HDD, as in night and day. Kung merong budget, I suggest getting one para na din mabilis ang response ng laptop. Ang alam ko merong mSATA slot ang GE60, pero check mo na din to make sure.
  • ^ yes kaya pa yan. Worth it na worth it pag nagupgrade ka from HDD to SSD. Bibilis yang laptop mo. Mine has slightly lower spec and it can still play Dota 2 bago masira yung motherboard. Yung sayo, tatagal pa yan ng ilang years and Yes it can handle Windows 10 with no issues.
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    @bb2hot4u2c
    Yes, you can upgrade to Windows 10 from Win 7. Did that to my Thinkpad X220.
    I did have to do two things after creating the Win 10 installation disk:

    1. Create an ei.cfg file to specify that it's an OEM install.

    2. Enter the Win7 product key (found on the sticker under the laptop) after Windows 10 is installed (not during the installation).

    Upgrading to SSD is always a good idea. I don't suggest buying an mSATA SSD though, because it's too expensive per GB. Get a decent 2.5" SATA SSD and replace the hard drive.
  • ^ up sa mga nag comments,

    Note on the mSATA slot. it might not support storage function (hit or miss). I have an extra sa Acer 7750z (HM65 chipset, 2nd Gen processor) but the mSATA drive did not work. Nasa mSATA to SATA adapter na lang.
  • It really depends on the laptop model. AFAIK the majority of Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge laptops do not have mSATA at all.

    Besides, mSATA SSDs can be hard to find locally (had to order from Amazon), and prices are too high.
  • Good evening po mga sir. Tanong ko lang po, baka may idea po kayo kung ano problema sa laptop ko? HP Folio 9470m po laptop ko. Di po sya nagchacharge minsan. Kapag lowbatt kahit nakasaksak hindi nag-oon tapos nagblink yung light indicator. Kahit tanggalin ko battery ganun pa din.

    Yung original charger kasi nya 45 watts. Meron ako isa pa HP laptop na may 65 watts charger. Di ko dati napansin, same lang kasi size ng connector, nagamit ko yung 65 watts na charger dun sa Folio 9470m. Ok naman sya. After few days ko na narealize na mali yung charger na nagamit ko.

    Then recently lang, napansin ko nga na yung problem sa charging. Sobrang rare lang na mapagana ko yung pagcharge nya. Naisipan ko na try yung 65 watts na charger. Kapag yun gamit ko, wala naman problem, nagchacharge agad.

    Yung laptop ko po ba may defect? If ever, nakacontribute po ba kaya nagkaproblem yung 65w na charger nagamit ko? Or yung original charger na 45w ang may problema?

    Thank you po.
  • Nabuhusan ng tea ang laptop ng son ko kagabi. Binuksan ko ang back and pinunasan ko lahat ng basa saka itinutok sa air outlet ng air purifier. May pag-asa pa kaya ito? Hindi kasi nai-off agad.
  • @redisol: mas mabuting ipabaklas nyo sa gumagawa ng laptop para matuyo lahat. May pag-asa pa yan.

    @spash: more likely yung original 45w charger ang may problem.