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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution das_stig CPUs Master 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. | Report abuse ghnader hsmithot CPUs Master 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.. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse ajrober November 30, 2010 10:57:01 PM Best answer selected by ajrober. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Laptop upgrade help> Related ressources: Forum[ Help ]I need some help with upgrade a laptop 's cpu ForumLaptop upgrade theory help ForumHelp !! Laptop ram upgrade ForumCan I upgrade my graphics on this laptop ? Please Help . ForumI need to upgrade the ram of my dell latitude d510 laptop .....pls help ForumLaptop Graphics Upgrade from 6520G HD ForumLaptop refuses to boot after RAM upgrade ForumHelp with new laptop upgrade . ForumCould i upgrade my processor in my laptop ? ForumUpgrade or buy new laptop ForumUpgrade laptop video card ForumLaptop graphics card upgrade ? ForumCan I upgrade this laptop ForumBuild my own PC or upgrade a really old laptop ? ForumHow to upgrade laptop ForumHelp with SSD upgrade for my Hp laptop ForumUPGRADE LAPTOP PROCESSOR. need help . ForumPSU Help Forum[Solved] Need help to choose ForumPower supply and graphics card upgrade for a HP p6228p More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !