Re: Compter For College
Yes, it would void the warranty. They don't like you tampering with their supported product even though it's yours. It's only a limited warranty like a year or something. You can still load AutoCAD easily using the 512MB standard RAM they have. It's a nice laptop. Great for what you do. I use to be in drafting too, but I got out of it.
After the warranty is over, then upgrade the RAM if you wish, but laptops generally have limited upgradeability compared to regular desktop PCs. I think the only thing that is within your abilities to upgrade a notebook is the RAM and possibly the hard drive if you must.
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