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Intel i3 330m vs intel i5 520m

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February 23, 2012 11:43:54 AM

hi firstly.. i wonder if there exist big diffrecenses between these cpus?? i want to change my cpu from i3 330m to i5 520m.. or these 2 cpus do not have any big differences?

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February 23, 2012 11:52:32 AM

Personally the difference between the CPU's is big enough for me to upgrade.

What exactly do you do on your computer?
February 23, 2012 12:35:22 PM

i play games , watch films..but i wonder this will be some changes when i upgrade it? i know my pc is not a game pc... for example my gpu is not enough to play games in high resolution.. my gpu is nvidia gefore 310m.. not a wonderful gpu.. also i have 8 gb ram , intel 80 gb ssd whic i upgraded them.. in normal i was using 4 gb ram.. also 320 gb sata 2 harddisk.. but i upgraded some hardwares..and know i m thinking about cpu.. but my gpu is not enough and maybe cpu upgrade do not make any change about playing games? what s ur opinion?
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February 23, 2012 12:46:43 PM

Can you even upgrade? Is the cpu soldered in?
February 23, 2012 12:52:02 PM

yes i can upgrade .. i can upgrade it to Intel® Core™ i5-520M , i3 330m ( which i have now in my laptop ), i3 380m and i5 420m... there is no problem about that..
February 23, 2012 1:28:58 PM

i did not understand:)  yeah in normal i had 4 gb ram and 320 gb harddisk..and i changed them to 8 gb and ssd..
February 23, 2012 2:17:59 PM

Is the mobile i5 a quad core? If it is, I would upgrade.
February 23, 2012 2:30:06 PM

newt183 said:
Is the mobile i5 a quad core? If it is, I would upgrade.


Core i5 520M is a dual core cpu with HT (4 threads) .. not quad core like i7 520m...
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