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Upgrading CPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Scottward, Aug 12, 2010.

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  1. Scottward

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    Hi there,

    I'm looking to upgrade my CPU for my laptop and was wondering what processor would be a viable upgrade. Here are the specs. Let me know if you guys need more info. I'll keep looking around, just didn't want to buy the wrong one.

    Gateway P-7811FX

    Number of Logical Processors 2
    Number of Physical Processors 1
    CPU #1 Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8400
    CPU Name Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz
    CPU Code Name Penryn
    Vendor GenuineIntel
    Number of Bits 64
    Instruction Set MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, ET64, XD, VMX, SMX, EST
    Platform Name Socket P (478)
    Revision M0
    Technology 45 nm
    Original Clock 2266 MHz
    Original System Clock 266 MHz
    Original Multiplier 8.6
    CPU Clock 2266 MHz
    System Clock 266.0 MHz
    FSB 1064.0 MHz
    Number of Cores 2
    Core #1
    Speed 798.0 MHz
    Multiplier 3.0
    Core #2
    Speed 798.0 MHz
    Multiplier 3.0
     
  2. chazshep

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    You cannot replace the processor in laptops, atleast not with Extremely Advanced equipment and knowledge.
     
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    I was checking on this very thing yesterday - CPU upgrade for HP dv9xxx. It has AMD Turion TL-64 2.2Ghz. Pretty quick as is.

    I found out that BIOS upgrade increased support for 4G ram, instead of 2, which is how it came off-the-shelf. ALL said the ram boost would do MUCH more for speed, and it would be cheaper way to go. It seemed to be a consensus...
     
  4. jiml8

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    With a laptop, presuming it has enough RAM, you'll get the maximum leverage out of putting in a faster hard drive and making sure your hard drive is kept defragmented.

    Adding RAM won't boost your performance noticeably unless you don't have enough to start with, and you can identify whether you have enough or not by using the performance monitor in Windows and watching page swaps. If you aren't doing swaps, or doing them infrequently, or only doing a few, then adding RAM won't help. If your system is very swappy, then adding RAM is a very good idea.
     
  5. chazshep

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    SSD's are a fantastic upgrade, if it has SATA2.
     
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    Swappy? I'm not tech savy, so can you use a less high-tech word? (I know about swap file assignment, and default SF space is 4 x physical ram, but 'swappy' is WAY over my head)

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    Take up the discussion that ram doesn't help here.

    Ram upgrade for ANY stock computer should be the FIRST consideration.
     
  7. jiml8

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    "Swappy" means making extensive use of the pagefile, with lots of page swaps, which meaning was trivially obvious from context.

    And I won't bother to repeat myself. Adding RAM is useful only when it is useful, and whether it will be useful can be quantitatively determined by paying attention to how much the pagefile is being used.
     
  8. chazshep

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    As I mentioned, harddrives are usually what falls behind, especially in laptops. I would recommend an SSD again, more RAM would only help if you were running ten's of applications at once. If it's actual speed, quicker access, quicker loading, then an SSD would be fantastic.
     
  9. chazshep

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    When having large amounts of RAM anyway, a pagefile can have little benefit, except for crash recovery and finding the source of BSOD's.

    EDIT: That's with my experience, it just increases latencies when trying to read other files.
     
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    Absolutely profound! (y)

    That is the post of the day! In fact, that post should be in the All-Time Top 1 Post on TSG Forum Boards.

    Yup - no need for handlebars on a train.

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  11. jiml8

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    You lack intelligence. You are a troll. I am placing you on ignore.
     
  12. chazshep

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    A slightly amusing troll at that. Hey, someone has to do the job.
     
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