Solved Laptop upgrade help Tags: CPUs Last response: November 30, 2010 10:57 PM in CPUs Share ajrober November 24, 2010 1:39:13 PM So i have a pos 5 year old laptop right now, and need an upgrade. I am looking at this HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition Notebook I am getting a free upgrade to an 8GB system mem. Is the i5-460M sufficent for this build? Here is the build list... Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Intel® Core™ i5-460M Dual Core Processor (2.53 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 switchable graphics [HDMI, VGA] - For Dual Core Processors FREE Upgrade to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) 640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection No Additional Office Software No additional security software 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 5.25 hours of battery life +++ 15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366x768) No TouchScreen (includes HP TrueVision Webcam) SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support Intel Wireless-N Card Backlit Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope I want this thing to run smoothly, but if I could save some money by staying with the i5 I would be happy. I am a moderate multitasker and an casual gamer. Also is $935 w/free shipping a good deal for this? Thank You More about : laptop upgrade Best solution das_stig a c 103 à CPUs November 24, 2010 2:57:16 PM Nice little system for a casual gamer, aslong as you don't go crazy with graphics details. Bonus with 8GB and ATI GPU rather than crappy Intel HD. Share ghnader hsmithot a b à CPUs November 24, 2010 3:02:19 PM Are you upgrading or buying new? Besides each person has his own thing..Gaming laptops cant hold their own, even casual games stutters..But if you like then enjoy your purchase.. m 0 l Related resources Laptop RAM Upgrade DOUBT!!! Pls help! - Forum LAPTOP CPU UPGRADE HELP asap - Forum Help: Upgrade Wifi Card for Laptop - Forum Laptop CPU upgrade, Help! - Forum Upgrading my laptop's CPU, need some help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ajrober November 24, 2010 3:06:34 PM Yeah I am buying new. This should def be an upgrade from my current setup. I'll prob wait till "cyber" monday to see if the deal gets any better. I've heard HP notebooks are more prone to over heating.. this is something that scares me as it has happened to my gateway Thanks for responses. m 0 l ajrober November 30, 2010 10:57:01 PM Best answer selected by ajrober. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLaptop upgrade theory help Forum SolvedI need help upgrading RAM. Laptop Samsung ATIV Book 4 Forum SolvedHelp upgrading Laptop Forum SolvedHP DV6 laptop CPU Upgrade - From a T-66oo To UR Help Please. Forum SolvedUpgrading Laptop GPU Need help and advice Forum SolvedNeed help! Upgrade to Gaming Laptop for SC2 Forum Laptop RAM upgrade help Forum SolvedHelp- Can I upgrade the CPU in my Satellite laptop? Forum OEM Laptop Battery Replacement/Upgrade - Need Help Forum Solvedneed help in upgrading my laptop Forum Laptop upgrade help Forum Laptop Upgrade Help Forum Solvedlaptop upgrading help Forum SolvedHELP!!! Sager NP9150 Clevo P15OEM Laptop "ARE LAPTOP MONITOR worth upgrading for gaming? stock vs 95% NTSC Forum Help with laptop cpu upgrade Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !