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HP/Compaq :: Upgrade My Nc6400


here is my specs;

Chipset: Mobile Intel Calistoga-GM i945GM
3D accelerator: Intel GMA 950
IDE controller: ICH7-M Family Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4

I think that is enough. Basically I want to know exactly what CPU's are compatible for an upgrade and also if it is possible also to upgrade my DVD drive (currently its a 6x MATA DVD-RAM UJ-842S).

I doubt this but worth asking: is there a chance that I can change the network card to a 802.11n?


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