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Which Inpiron E1505 do I Buy

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December 4, 2006 9:35:11 AM

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) [add $75 or $2/month1]
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) [add $125 or $4/month1]
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) [add $200 or $6/month1] SELECTED
Intel® Core™ Duo T2050 (1.60GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB) [Included in Price]

Hi all,
I would like to know If there would be any actual visible performance Difference between the above Processors. The one marked as SELECTED is what I have currently selected. But having the cost factor in mind I am still thinking about it. Its not like I am a big gaming freak nad use High end processes. But then I dont wanna sacrifice too much also. So please suggest me appropriately.

Regards,
Hemanth

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December 4, 2006 10:49:48 AM

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Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) [add $75 or $2/month1]
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) [add $125 or $4/month1]
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) [add $200 or $6/month1] SELECTED
Intel® Core™ Duo T2050 (1.60GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB) [Included in Price]

Hi all,
I would like to know If there would be any actual visible performance Difference between the above Processors. The one marked as SELECTED is what I have currently selected. But having the cost factor in mind I am still thinking about it. Its not like I am a big gaming freak nad use High end processes. But then I dont wanna sacrifice too much also. So please suggest me appropriately.

Regards,
Hemanth

I got the T5500 about 2 months ago, running Vista on it now but if I could I wish I would have went with a faster cpu.
December 4, 2006 11:37:29 AM

Which video card did you get? I would wager you're GPU limited... not CPU limited. Or maybe RAM.
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December 4, 2006 12:12:12 PM

The 5500 will be fine. The merom cores difference is about the same difference as their conroe counterparts, so you could look at the CPU charts if you want to see if it's worth it. If you're not gaming, nor doing heavy video editing or any other multimedia app (which I doubt since you're using a laptop) then just get the 5500.
December 4, 2006 12:17:25 PM

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Which video card did you get? I would wager you're GPU limited... not CPU limited. Or maybe RAM.

I got the x1300 with 256MB of VRAM
December 4, 2006 12:46:31 PM

Use Omega drivers. I think they're better than the standard ATI drivers, or at least with my 9700pro...
December 4, 2006 1:45:26 PM

But then there is a $200 difference between the one that is included in the price and the one which I have marked as "Selected". I have selected the 2 Ghz for kicks and thot fast begin amazingly fast . But then if there is no much diff between that and one included in the price, why buy it in the first place. Thats why i am in 2 minds now. Have to book it by end of the day. So can you guys tell me where I may find a difference, with an example as $200 means a lot to me...

Do you have anything to suggest..


My Components
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
OPERATING SYSTEM & TV-TUNERS Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
UPGRADE TO WINDOWS VISTA Express Upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium from XP Media Center Edition
LCD PANEL 15.4 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen SXGA+ Display with TrueLife™ edit
MEMORY 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm
HARD DRIVE 80GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability edit
VIDEO CARD 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory™
SOUND OPTIONS Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™ HD Software Edition

My Accessories

BATTERY OPTIONS 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
WIRELESS CARDS Hi-Speed: Dell Draft N Wireless

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Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
Future Operating Systems Windows Vista™ Capable
Processor Branding Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
December 4, 2006 2:34:56 PM

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1...

The performance difference between the T5600 and T7200 is about the same as the diff between the e6400 and e6600...

Between the 2050 and 5500... I'd go with the 5500 just because it's a newer architecture even if it's based off of the Yonah architecture...

Either way, you don't need the 200 dollar proc, the 75 should be fine, gives you plenty enough added speed through a faster FSB and slightly faster clockspeed not to mention an improved architecture...
December 4, 2006 9:25:17 PM

The 1300 only has 64 MB of RAM if I remember correctly... with the remainder coming from shared memory. That said... if you only have 1 GB of RAM, you'll have even less than that free once your video card gets finished with you... so maybe you're RAM limited.
December 8, 2006 4:29:32 PM

can you upgrade the video cards on a e1505?
December 8, 2006 7:49:30 PM

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December 8, 2006 10:22:41 PM

With Vista, you're going to want 2GB RAM far more than the T7200 over the T5500.. especially with your video memory being shared. Upgrade the memory to 2GB-533MHz, stick with the T5500.
December 9, 2006 12:29:12 AM

well something to consider with that is the 667 Mhz fsb and that RAM is easy to upgrade yourself, while a CPU is much lessor so. A gig of RAM $120 maybe for top of the line, a CPU $300 is more in line.
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