it’s not a laptop, it’s a 16 yr old desktop.
i added the video card and it became a capable computer.
and 4gb is the limit.
i started with 2gb.
i do have a 5000+x2 processor, but i don’t think i’ll gain much with it.
it’s an old hd5750 radeon card.
i took it from my other desktop with a phenom2x6 1100t black processor tha started having glitches.
since this one works, i just kept adding until now.
processor was $7 cdn. shipped.
$30 for a couple 1gb sticks of pc2.
but i’ve got til april i think til 18.04lts runs out.
maybe wait til the new year when more installations have cleared without bricking.
or maybe i’ll look into gettig my 10yr old 6 core going again.
i still have the 1070 6 core too.
or find a $200 internet cafe extra with no OS.
at least my processor is faster than the old pentium 4 of the day.
thanks for everyones input.
think i’ll stay comfortable for a few more months before i try it.
18.04 did install quite nice and gave me the choice of the no apic option and added it to grub at install.
that was nice to a guy like me.
definately more fool proof to install.