I'm not a gamer, I am looking for a reliable, fast laptop mainly for web surfing, but also will be doing a bit of Photoshoping or watching the occasional movie. I'm told memory is the key to a fast system.
On the Dell website, I built a Dell Studio 15 which includes 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz and an Intel® Core™ i5-430M 2.26GHz (2.53GHz Turbo Mode, 3M cache).
The price just went down an additional $100 so I'm definitely going to purchase today. Now I'm flirting with the idea of going with the i5-520M 2.40GHz (2.93Ghz Turbo Mode, 3M cache) for $75 since I'm saving some money.
I'm just wondering if it may be overkill for what I'll be using it for. Also concerned that the bigger processor may drain the battery more .....
I installed a T7500 cpu in my Aspire 5315, properties states that it is a T7500 cpu running at 789 MHZ, 2.2 dual cpu processor and 1.99 GB of ram. So far all I have been using my laptop is email and surfing. it seems to take the same time booting up and maybe opening and closing a program a little faster but I wonder is it really faster ?
Are there ways to test this processor to verify that it is faster against known specs for the previous cpu, the Celeron 530 processor ?
I am headed out to the Apple store tonight to pick up the 13" Macbook pro for my wife. Is the upgrade to the faster processor, HD, and ram worth the jump from 1199 to 1499? Would it be worth the bother for me to upgrade the components myself? I have no problems working on notebooks, just never have worked on a macbook before.
It's frustrating that still i didn't receive my Laptop which had been placed for order at 18th of Feb. the estimated date was 5th of March but today they changed it to 15th. i m sooo upset caus i placed the order at 18th thinking that i'll b having the system by 25th of Feb (previous 2 order i received within 6business days). the stupid sales man said me this as well. but ever since i placed the order i can see "Work in progress" status on the carrier website link. the order has not yet been shipped nor any tracking number given. the customer service said there is a scarcity of some parts of the machine. i also checked uk dell website. there is no more Studio1557 with i7 processor. i don't know what to do. i feel so angry with them that i might cancel the order but i need a system. is there any other laptop with i7 processor and 1gb graphics card? guys share with me with some advice. F..u..k..ng DELL....
I want to buy the studio xps 16 but I heard that dell will update its graphic card from the radeon 3670 to the newer 4670 card shuold I buy it now or wait a few months? also does the T9800(2.93GHz) worth the $275 incraese in price or I can just overclock the T9550(2.66GHz)
Processor Intel® Core™ I7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz, turbo up to 2.8GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit (English) Memory 4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive 500GB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive HD display 15.6" Edge to Edge Full High Definition (1080p) Display with TrueLife(TM ) Video Card ATI Mobility RADEON(R) HD 4670 - 1GB Internal Optical Drive Slot Load 8X DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability Wireless Network Card Dell 1520 Wireless-N card
I have been pulling out my hair to figure out if it is possible to improve the processor performance of my Studio XPS 16. I did a significant amount of research before buying this Dell model and, all in all, I am happy with my decision. However, I have noticed that the processor is not as capable as the Q9000 that was in my Asus W90 that I sold.
That was the beginning of my research on the chipset (PM45) and socket type (P: 478) of the Studio XPS 16. This matches the Intel Quad Cores and, more specifically, this particular one: INTEL CORE QUAD Q9200 2.4GHZ 12M 1066 CPU.
Dell told me that these Quad Cores are not compatible with the Studio XPS 1640.
I'm getting a Studio 1555 with the t4200 Penryn Pentium Dual Core CPU. Would a P8600 Core 2 Duo work if I put it in the socket? It seems to be exactly the same core, just faster FSB and multiplier. My guess is Dell use the same motherboard for all 1555 laptops.
AS the title imply, I'd like to put in a CULV processor into the 14z, to let it be able to compete against the aSus UL series' battery life of 12 hours. I undrestand that 14z can get up to 6 hours on a 8 cell, and I"m wanting to go that route, if possible.
I just upgraded my Studio 1537's processor from a P8400 to a T9400 and it worked great until my laptop crashed and showed a blue screen saying "uncorrectable hardware failure". How can I fix this and not have it be a total waste of my time?
Picked up a great deal on a 1730 with a 128SSD and 320 2nd drive - Does anyone know if the 120 will be faster than if I were to go with 2 7200 rpm drives? The price difference for the SSD is "UP THERE" so I at least want to know if its as fast as a conventional 2 hard drive raid zero approach.
Also does anyone have any links to spec's for the Dell 128SSD? Is it the Memoright 128GB.
My notebook requires (or originally came with) 2 x 256 MB 533 MHZ DDR2 SODIMM Memory Module, but now I want to upgrade to DDR2 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-5300 (667MHz). This memory seems to be cheaper than the memory that is required for my computer so that is why I'd rather purchase it. I know the notebook will not allow the memory to run at that speed, but I wanted to double check on its compatibility.
I know it probably will work (90% sure), but getting a second opinion before a purchase is always better than after.
I have an old DV6565us Pavilion. It runs EXTREMELY slow. I did a clean reinstall, but it is still pretty darn slow.
OS NameMicrosoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium Version6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001 System Model HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz Memory 2GB HDD 160GB Video Intel X3100
I'm looking to replace it with a netbook or another 15.4" widescreen notebook. I mainly use it for office productivity (powerpoint, word), internet, and some multimedia (hulu, etc).
This current notebook does it's job. But its pretty slow once I start to open up a number of applications. I can trade this notebook for cash ($250). Not sure if this is a good deal or not... But anyway...
My HP dv6500t doesn't return from standby and/or randomly crashes when I have my 2x2GB 800MHz OCZ RAM installed. I'm not sure if it's the size (4GB) or speed (800MHz) that is the issue, but it's something, so I need to make a change.
Which of the following RAM configurations would be better/faster? I don't get errors configured with them.
I am not very good with PCs although I have changed the Power supply to my PC in the past!I have a Dell XPS15 Laptop (Specs included at the bottom). Will adding memory or changing the Graphics card work at all? Can I add any memory at all to make it work faster?
Specifications: XPS L501x (UK, FCG01) â€“ i3-370M (2.40Ghz, 4Threads, 3M cache), Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Home Premium, 64bitXPS L501x (UK, FCG01) â€“ i3-370M (2.40Ghz, 4 Threads, 3M cache)Memory 3072MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x2048 + 1x1024] Video Card 1GB NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® GT 420M Graphics Card Hard Drive320GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive Microsoft Operating System Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Home Premium, 64bit Wireless IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® Wireless-N 1000 (EUR)Cable Primary Battery6-cell 56Whr Lithium Ion battery Processor IntelÂ® Coreâ„˘ i3-370M (2.4Ghz, 4Threads, 3M cache)15.6 HD WLED TL (1366x768) 720pPower Supply90W AC Adapter
anyway when watching videos on youtube with people playing games on the same laptop i found out that my laptop is slower than the ones other poeple have? i already tried to clean it with those air bottles but my laptop is still slower than the ones on youtube is there anyway to make my laptop faste without overclocking it because i dont wanna loose my warranty. another question i have is because of changing hardware i read some hreads about changing cpus most people recommended a core 2 duo t9300 but would it be a bis increase in my cause? when looking on alternate i saw that they have a t9600 for the same price so i wondered whether i could use that one as welll even though it has a fsb of 1066 instead of my 800 that im using right now another one i saw was the p8600 (its said penryn-3m i dont know what that means) but it also has a fsb of 1066
another thing is changing the graphic card first i have a question where i can buy graphic cards for laptops and then i read in a thread that the highest i can get is a 9650m gs because i only have a mxm II slot in my pc but on notebookcheck.com it says that the 9650 needs a mxm III slot. and the i have a question whether i could could use one of the new graphic cards from the geforce gtx 2000 serie
and finaly i have the question what else i could change to make my pc faster like ram or hard drive or soo