Upgrade an old laptop Sony VAIO

Tarazz

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Hey guys,

I was curious if its possible to upgrade my Sony VAIO laptop VGN-NR11Z/S to a stronger CPU, ,replacing the old 200 GB harddrive to a SSD drive and CPU to 8 GB RAM?

Sometimes I think this is a cheaper way than buying a new laptop.
 

Jen_Sai

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According to mr memory your laptop can take only 4gb ram.... :(

https://www.mrmemory.co.uk/memory-ram-upgrades/sony/vaio-laptop/vgn-nr11z-s

I've read, within these forums, that changing/upgrading cpu on a laptop is usually not possible.

You'd need to have a certain kind of connection within it to support an ssd drive (sata?)

I'm sure someone more in the know on the ins and outs of laptop hardware will pop by and possibly correct me ^_^
 

USAFRet

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http://www.notebookcheck.net/Sony-Vaio-VGN-NR11Z.7460.0.html

CPU, no
RAM, maybe to 4GB
SSD, yes.

What OS is this running?

Also, look closely into what is involved with changing the drive.
I have a similar vintage Sony, and changing the drive is a PITA. The keyboard has to come off, among other hassles.
 

Tarazz

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I am now running Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on it.



I want to study Software Engineering and the laptop now is very slow with starting up, and the reaction of it between browsers and programs. (Netbeans and in the future mySQL/Workbench). That's why I want to upgrade it. (Like when I start the laptop, it has to be quickly or something). I thought maybe I can change the T5250 to an another processor. I dont want to give a lot money of it, because I want to buy a strong PC.

Sorry for my bad English :x.
 

USAFRet

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Well..it's almost 10 years old, running on 2GB RAM.
It is going to be slow.

Possibly try just a fresh install of the OS.
And then maybe additional RAM.
And then maybe an SSD.
 


Cheaper, yes, but the end result is what, do you expect those upgrades you mentioned will bring your 10 years old laptop to 2016 spec? Not even close.

Those upgrades enough to hold you over, so by next year you will have accumulated enough fund for a new, that's about it.