I recently picked up an Alienwarefixer-upper, a blue Area-51M 766, with a 60gb Seagate HD and a 3ghzP4 CPU. The laptop is in outwardly good shape, thus I thought itworth a attempt to return to few degree of interoperability.
Thebig question with the machine, simply the most potentially costly, isthe video card. The PDF manual I detected on-line indicates thateither the Geforce Go5600 or ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 is suitable. Ihave watched MR9600's offered on eBay as Dell Inspiron pulls. Whetherthese units are reliable is alongside the point - are these MR9600'sinterchangeable with those applied with the 766? Is there fewphysical or BIOS characteristic with cards produced for the 766 thatprevents me from applying any other otherwise identical cards?