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Upgrading Averatec 3700 series CPU

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March 4, 2009 9:34:12 PM

Hello,
I had a question about upgrading, or if it is worth it at all, an averatec laptop. The part in question was the CPU in particular, or, if there would be any other part worth upgrading to improve the performance of the laptop. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Laptop: Averatec 3700 series
Specs:
* CPU: Mobile AMD Sempron 3000+ (1.8Ghz)
* OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
* LCD Size: 12" XGA (1024x768) traditional anti-glare screen
* Optical Drive: CD Burner / DVD reader
* Hard Drive 60 GB
* Memory 512MB DDR (upgraded to 1.5GB), shared with video
* Wireless LAN: 802.11g
* Dimensions: 10.79" x 8.82" x 1.21"
* Weight (lbs.) 4.2 lbs.

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March 4, 2009 10:08:13 PM

Upgrading RAM will probably give you the best performence. 1GB should be fine for XP, even better would be 2GB but those SO-DIMM DDR is expensive
March 4, 2009 10:17:39 PM

You can upgrade the cpu.You'll have to look long and hard to find one.Or might find one the first try.You might have to see about upgrading the cooler for the cpu as well.You could upgrade your HD to one a little bigger and faster.There are 7200 rpm hard drives with 16MB caches for under $100 for notebooks nowadays.Otherwise there is not much more that can be done.Goodluck.

Dahak

ASUS P5N-D
C2D E8500 STOCK
ZALMAN 9500 CPU COOLER
2X2GIG DDR2 1066 IN DC MODE
TOUGHPOWER 850WATT PSU
EVGA GTX 260
SMILIDON RAIDMAX GAMING CASE
LG 24IN WS LCD 1920X1080
250GIG HD/500GIG HD
LOGITECH G15 GAMING KEYBOARD
G5 GAMING MOUSE
LOGITECH Z-5500 5.1 SURROUND SYSTEM
500WATS CONTINUOUS,1000 PEAK
WIN XP PRO
March 4, 2009 10:23:25 PM

Dahak said:
You can upgrade the cpu.You'll have to look long and hard to find one.Or might find one the first try.You might have to see about upgrading the cooler for the cpu as well.You could upgrade your HD to one a little bigger and faster.There are 7200 rpm hard drives with 16MB caches for under $100 for notebooks nowadays.Otherwise there is not much more that can be done.Goodluck.

Dahak

ASUS P5N-D
C2D E8500 STOCK
ZALMAN 9500 CPU COOLER
2X2GIG DDR2 1066 IN DC MODE
TOUGHPOWER 850WATT PSU
EVGA GTX 260
SMILIDON RAIDMAX GAMING CASE
LG 24IN WS LCD 1920X1080
250GIG HD/500GIG HD
LOGITECH G15 GAMING KEYBOARD
G5 GAMING MOUSE
LOGITECH Z-5500 5.1 SURROUND SYSTEM
500WATS CONTINUOUS,1000 PEAK
WIN XP PRO


How do i go about finding a CPU that will work with my system? What things in particular do i have to look for? Any recommendations?

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