Gigabyte Q1458P? (old HP 6715s - CPU and RAM upgrade)

Hello, I'm new here... I have 2 years old Hp Compaq 6715s with these specs:

AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.0 GHz (single core)
2*512MB RAM DDR2 667Mhz (http://www.qwera.sk/ram.jpg)
ATI Radeon X1250
HP Motherboard - 443897-001 (http://www.qwera.sk/mboard.jpg)
AMD Chipset - 216tqA6ava12fg

The thing is my notebook is really slow with the new stuff (e.g. win 7, video editing). But I don't what to buy new notebook, cause this one working well for a 2 year computer... So I was checking if the CPU is soldered in, but it's not, it can be easily replaced. I'm wondering what's the best processor possibility to use. I don't need i3 :-D but I would prefer something dual core...

The chipset supports any AMD dual or single core processor. (http://www.datasheetpro.com/234651_view_216TQA6AVA12FG_datasheet.html)
But I'm not sure about motherboard (http://motherboards.nextag.com/HP-443897-001-HP-680614663/motherboards/write-reviews-html) if it can support something like a *AMD Athlon II X2 245* or better?

http://209.85.135.132/search?q=cache:xV8CQqyzC4EJ:h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01570696/c01570696.pdf+443897-001+cpu&cd=34&hl=sk&ct=clnk&gl=sk#82
But the article (manual) I posted above about my motherboard is old so I'm guessing that some of the CPUs that was not invented in that time could work even though it's not listed.


The other thing is RAM, with I think I can use any ram, but to be sure is there possibility to use DDR3 or ram with 800MHz (or higher)?

Thanks :-)
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  1. http://qwera.sk/mynb.html - This is report from CPU-Z for my notebook. Please someone to help me?
  2. The one thing you are overlooking is compatibility.
    Intel and AMD have not used the same sockets since like 1996 or something. You have a sempron processor, that socket will only support athlon 64 or turion 64. theoretically athlon II and turion II but I wouldnt take the risk. Honestly it is probably limited by the bios if not by the chipset. I would check the highest model of processor that was sold in your computer model and get that.
    DDR3 ram is new technology and will not even fit in your ram slots. You are stuck with DDR2 ram.

    The ram might be easy to get but purchasing a new CPU... I have no idea where you would get a mobile processor... especially an AMD one; they seem harder to find. Even if you could find one, they are way overpriced and much harder to install.

    A while back, I was running a desktop with an Athlon 64 3200+ (2.2GHz) with 2GB of ram. I can tell you for sure that the main thing slowing your system down is only having 1GB of ram. If you upgrade the ram, you may find the computer sufficient. I recommend a total of 3GB or more but 2GB would probably be fine.

    But honestly considering you are doing video editing, etc, I would recommend, to be cost effective, to sell your old laptop and purchase a new one. A good $400-600 laptop would be a lot better than what you have now.

    some good ram:
    2GB (add one for a total of 2.5GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220229
    4GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220256
  3. enzo matrix said:

    But honestly considering you are doing video editing, etc, I would recommend, to be cost effective, to sell your old laptop and purchase a new one. A good $400-600 laptop would be a lot better than what you have now.


    Yeah you right, I was just trying to postpone purchase of a new notebook, cause no one was good enough for me, but finally I found one...

    Gigabyte Q1458P

    CPU: Intel® Pentium® T4200 (1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Chipset: Intel® PM45 Express Chipset + ICH9M
    RAM: 4GB DDR2 (Max 8GB)
    GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® G105M 512MB
    LCD: 14.1'' TFT-LCD WxGA, 1280x800 px, lesklý
    HDD: 320 GB SATA HDD 5400rpm, 2.5" 9.5mm
    Optical drive: DVD+-RW Supermulti
    Ports: USB(v2.0)*2, 1 e-SATA/USB combo port, HDMI, Mic-in, Headphone-out, RJ11, RJ45, 5-v-1 čtečka karet(MS/MS Pro/Ms Duo/MMC/SD), Express card /34 & /54
    Audio: 2* 1.5 watt repro
    Webcam: 2.0M pixelů
    LAN: Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T
    WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
    Battery: Li-Ion 6 cell 4800mAh
    Specs: 338 x 239 x 29.8-38.4mm
    Weight: ~2.38kg

    Hmm the 14" LCD is great and price 500€ is too, but I can't find any video of it on the web, and I know nothing about Gigabyte notebooks... they are not that usual in my country.

    Do someone have something to say about it?
  4. Did you get the Gigabyte Q1458P? I am thinking of getting one. But I'd like to find someone who has it and tested it... any luck?
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