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December 1, 2010 10:10:37 PM

Hello everyone. First post on the forums. Hopefully I can get the help I am looking for. I am looking to upgrade my processor. Reason why is because I currently run heavy duty programs, such as sony vegas (video editing software) and Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop isnt the problem, The sony vegas seems to be running at it's max specially when I try to preview the video i just editing (frames per sec lag). Anyway below are my specs and I am looking to go with a better processor. If I have to stick with the AMD brand I have no problem as long as it performs. I have the sandra program if any more info is needed. Im basically looking for an answer on which processor to get that will fit. I know my laptop is upgradable as i called gateway support and the lady at customer service support said yes it is upgradable, but wouldnt tell me to what type of processor she recommends ( I needed to contact a tech)... Thank you

Laptop
Model : Gateway NV53 (NV5332u)
Workgroup : WORKGROUP

Processor
Model : AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300
Speed : 2GHz
Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Type : MP Upgrade, Dual-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 2x 64kB, Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size
L2 On-board Cache : 2x 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size

Computer
Mainboard : Gateway SJV50TR
BIOS : Phoenix Technologies LTD V1.04 10/22/2009
Bus(es) : X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 2.75GB DIMM DDR2

Chipset
Model : Acer RS780 Host Bridge Alternate
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 1.6GHz (3.2GHz)
Shared Memory : 256MB
Channels : 1
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 100MHz (200MHz)

Chipset
Model : AMD F10h Athlon 64/Opteron/Sempron HT Hub
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 1.6GHz (3.2GHz)
Total Memory : 3GB DIMM DDR2
Channels : 2
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 333MHz (666MHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : A-Data HYOVF1B163GZM 2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-6400U DDR2-800 (5-6-6-18 3-24-6-3)
Memory Module : Samsung M4 70T2864QZ3-CE6 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)

Video System
Video Adapter : AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 (40 SM4.1, 256MB, Integrated Graphics)

Graphics Processor
STREAM Processor : AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 (40SP, Integrated Graphics)

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01.7600
Platform Compliance : x64

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December 1, 2010 10:29:40 PM

The m300 is one of the newer amd mobile cpus; I found only one faster by 200 hertz; not worth the money for such a small performance boost. If you want a significant performance increase, look at the i5 or i7 Intel systems and sell your old one. And if you've got deep pockets, get one with an ssd; after using my 32gb patriot, I'll never go back to a regular sata hardrive unless the ssd fails.
December 1, 2010 11:00:55 PM

o1die said:
The m300 is one of the newer amd mobile cpus; I found only one faster by 200 hertz; not worth the money for such a small performance boost. If you want a significant performance increase, look at the i5 or i7 Intel systems and sell your old one. And if you've got deep pockets, get one with an ssd; after using my 32gb patriot, I'll never go back to a regular sata hardrive unless the ssd fails.


Thanks everyone for the replies so quickly. When you say sell your old one. do you mean sell my whole laptop or sell the processor. sorry if i sound like a newbie (which i am). So basically it isnt worth upgrading i guess? Thanks!
December 1, 2010 11:01:33 PM

o1die said:
The m300 is one of the newer amd mobile cpus; I found only one faster by 200 hertz; not worth the money for such a small performance boost. If you want a significant performance increase, look at the i5 or i7 Intel systems and sell your old one. And if you've got deep pockets, get one with an ssd; after using my 32gb patriot, I'll never go back to a regular sata hardrive unless the ssd fails.


Thanks everyone for the replies so quickly. When you say sell your old one. do you mean sell my whole laptop or sell the processor. sorry if i sound like a newbie (which i am). So basically it isnt worth upgrading i guess? Thanks!
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