Updating notebook motherboard compaq 1000
Consult your Motherboard Manual Before Making Changes Editing the system BIOS and motherboard settings improperly can result in system failure.
Be sure to read your motherboard's manual thoroughly before attempting to flash your BIOS or update your motherboard's chipset drivers.
I'd like to buy a used notebook and install the Nvidia Quadro graphics card myself.
What does a notebook require to be able to accept an Nvidia Quadro graphics card?
If you are not comfortable in performing the steps indicated by your motherboard's manual, please contact your motherboard manufacturer or system assembler for assistance.
You would think HP would help you with that but maybe its more of a motherboard manufacturer thing.
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Lift up the keyboard from the base and access the cable connector underneath. The brown clip must stay attached to the connector base. As you see, the left pin on the brown clip is missing. Remove six screws securing display hinges (three screws per hinge). Separate the display assembly from the notebook base. The green circled screw is hidden in the CD/DVD drive bay. You can use same trick with the guitar pick shown in the step 6. As you see, the cooling fan is dusty and has to be cleaned.
All these manuals are available from the HP website.
Your best bet is finding a used Lenovo Think Pad or Dell Precision and going with that. Look up the system specs, it should tell you there.