Dell Inspiron 8000
hey guys. i have dell inspiron 8000, 850 mghtz, 128mb, 20 gigs, and i think a 32mb video card. running RH8, soon to be upgraded to RH9
i need to upgrade this laptop, but i need your help:
1) memory: i found 256 chip for $74. exactly what is this chip called, so when i go to another site, or store, i can just tell someone, "i need a 256 XXXX memory chip".
2)cpu: is it possible for me to get a new/refurbished cpu? if i can, were do i get it from and what kind should i be looking for. keep in mind this is a laptop, so is there a special type for each laptop? or are they all the same size/universal?
3)video card: what kind of video card should i get, i want to be able to play games like WarCraft(opengl) and such. i know video cards are redibly available, but, again, i don't know what kind/type i need for my laptop and which would work best with linux.
i don't rem what kind of video card i have, exactly, so i was wondering if there is a way i could find out, instead of calling dell and asking them to look me up.