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(Solved) - Advice on Processor upgrade for laptop.

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  • Started 8 years ago by JHubbard92
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JHubbard92
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Hey everyone,

Could I have your advice on what new processor to get, as my silly little 2.00Ghz Intel Celeron processor is getting on my nerves -_- .

I would like an Intel Duo Core, but because I am not knowlegable in the hardware area of computers I do not know what I am looking for, where to start, or if it will fit in my laptop and be compatable with all other hardwhere. Also would it be fairly easy to upgrade a processor in a laptop?

Would it be ok if I post my specs and you could point me in the right direction on what to get? I will be most greatful :-)...

System
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Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Model Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 1
64-bit capable Yes

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 112 GB
Disk partition (C:) 38 GB Free (103 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:) 2 GB Free (9 GB Total)
Media drive (E:) CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Total available graphics memory 1309 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 64 MB
Shared system memory 1181 MB
Display adapter driver version 7.15.10.1502
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Network Adapter Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
Network Adapter Virtual Machine Network Services Driver
Network Adapter Virtual Machine Network Services Driver
Network Adapter WinpkFilter Miniport
Network Adapter WinpkFilter Miniport
Network Adapter WinpkFilter Miniport
Network Adapter WinpkFilter Miniport
Network Adapter WinpkFilter Miniport

If you require any other info, please ask...

Thank you :-D

Jordan

Posted 8 years ago
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madmacs
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Hi Jordan, could you tell us what the exact model from your CQ60 is? Seem to be quite a few out there, cheers Matt

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JHubbard92
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It is Compaq Presario CQ60 111EM :-)

Posted 8 years ago
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madmacs
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Seems hard to find a Core2Duo that will fit in your socket Jordan!! I´ll keep looking, but I don´t think you are in much luck!! :(

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JHubbard92
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Aww, whatta shame... are there any other Intel ones which are decent, maybe with a better GHz? And thanks :-)

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madmacs
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Well there are slighty faster Celerons, with 2,5 Ghz but I´m not sure how expensive they are and if it will be worth it. Maybe someone else knows more than me and will give you some advice. Matt

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JHubbard92
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Ok thankyou Matt :-)

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JHubbard92
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Matt, may I ask how you see what processors are compatable with my laptop?

Jordan

Posted 8 years ago
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LH
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Trade secret :)

Posted 8 years ago
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JHubbard92
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Aww, c'mon ;-D ... You can tell me, hehe.

Posted 8 years ago
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whs
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Jordan, taking a laptop apart is not for the faint hearted. Have you ever done this before?

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JHubbard92
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No XD ... but I do have a reletive who is VERY talented when it comes to computers though :-)

Can you think of a better option rather than chaning the processor? And I cannot upgrade my RAM because I have 4GB on a 32bit O/S, I know what you are like with your RAM ;-D

Jordan

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mickeyblue
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yep i agree madmacs, the CPU is not upgradeable. you could change your hard drive to a bigger and faster one.
but thats as far as the upgrading goes, sorry.

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JHubbard92
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Aww, heck. I will think about your advice mickeyblue, sounds a good idea because my hard drive = FAIL!

Thanks a lot guys for your help, I do appreciate it :-)

Thanks again

Jordan

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whs
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There is one last option you have to speed it up - that's an SSD. But that will cost probably more than the PC is worth. But you can later install the SSD in any other system.

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JHubbard92
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Another good idea there whs, I forgot about SSD! Thanks

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