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Would a .13ghz upgrade be worth it

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December 11, 2012 3:26:32 PM

I have a HP 2710p laptop with a core 2 duo u7600 1.2ghz cpu and I was looking at getting a u7700 1.33ghz(the only compatible cpu i could find). I found one for $40 and was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me if this would be worth it or if i would even notice the effect. And if anyone knew of any better ompatible cpus.

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December 11, 2012 3:40:31 PM

General rule is that you need about 400MHz today to see the difference outside of a benchmark. I would say that you would believe that there is no difference between them with that little difference in performance.

Here are the processors Ultra low that might be an option http://ark.intel.com/products/series/28964

You might also be able use an Intel Core 2 Duo but in that case you are going to deal with a lot more heat and shorter battery life.

Here are all of them http://ark.intel.com/products/family/26548 in most cases you are going to see the TDP go up by x3 times.
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December 11, 2012 5:27:15 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
General rule is that you need about 400MHz today to see the difference outside of a benchmark. I would say that you would believe that there is no difference between them with that little difference in performance.

Here are the processors Ultra low that might be an option http://ark.intel.com/products/series/28964

You might also be able use an Intel Core 2 Duo but in that case you are going to deal with a lot more heat and shorter battery life.

Here are all of them http://ark.intel.com/products/family/26548 in most cases you are going to see the TDP go up by x3 times.


The higher TDP might increase temps far beyond the what the factory cooling is designed for and cause throttling, lockups, etc... Not worth IMO. Other then that, the 400MHz rule is spot on. If you aren't using the PC for rendering, gaming, encoding, or watching HD movies you might not even notice the upgrade all. If you simply want better performance for daily tasks, office software and web surfing a RAM upgrade makes far more sense.
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December 11, 2012 9:09:14 PM

Hi :) 

I own a laptop repair company...

You WONT notice it...

Its NOT worth it...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 12, 2012 6:00:57 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

I own a laptop repair company...

You WONT notice it...

Its NOT worth it...

All the best Brett :) 

I thought you said you were a AMD dealer?
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December 12, 2012 8:33:40 AM

melikepie said:
I thought you said you were a AMD dealer?


Hi :) 

Yes but that does not mean we don't sell every other make...lol

All the best Brett :) 
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December 18, 2012 11:49:42 PM

So does the fsb have to be the same?
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December 19, 2012 12:30:55 AM

Complete waste of time and money. Save up and get a new laptop. Even a bottom end $400 one will run circles around those processors
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December 19, 2012 1:35:45 AM

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