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 .....
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 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 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
I have an old mac powerbook G4, i dont want to buy a new mac but I rather use a little money fixing this one up and making it faster and putting in the new OS. What are some steps I can take to make this computer faster, more reliable and up to speed with the new stuff out there (well this may be a stretch, but as much as possible)?
I need it to handle some multi-tasking and mostly school related stuff. Nothing major like designing, etc.
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.
I have Windows 7 Ultimate, versions 64 and 32... I would like to install the 32 bit on my Dell Desktop, which is 2 years old, but wondering if I can put the 64 bit version on my Studio 17, which is about a year old and currently running Vista Home Premium.
I have been thinking of installing Windows 7 on my Studio 1535 and, at the same time, moving from 32 bit to 64 bit computing. Trouble is that I'll need more ram, so I at least need to buy a two gigabyte stick of ram, and I would probably like to get a dedicated sound card at the same time.
on upgrading and what particular items one might recommend for the aforementioned products and, equally important, any experiences that one might have on switching to Windows 7.
I ordered a SXPS16 and it should be here any day. I am currently on XP and I know the system comes shipped with Vista.
I don't mind Vista at all, but 7 looks amazing and I want to use that as my primary OS right away.
I have the RTM and a key, so is there any special steps I take before reformatting with Win 7? Anyone else done this already and have any advice they can pass along to me? Was it smooth or a lot of problems/conflicts?
I just bought a new Dell Studio XPS 16. I got Windows 7 Professional x64 through my University, and now it's succesfully installed on my laptop.
However, there is something that's bothering me ALOT! Everytime when I get to the "Welcome" screen in Windows the "fade effect" lags. I mean, the very moment where "Welcome" fades away and you can see your Desktop.
It's a bit laggy and you can see tearing. My friends have the same Windows 7 installation, and they do not encounter an issue like this, because they have Nvidia GPUs.
Mine is ATI, Mobility Radeon 4670. Believe me, I have tried every single driver out there, none of them seem to work. I also tried to flash the Bios back to A08 again without luck
I had been running Windows 7 for 2 weeks on my 13 and I kept on getting lockups. It would just freeze up. Only bios functions would work.
I had dell replace the motherboad, heatsinks and processor and it still locked up, the laptop was running really hot too.
I spoke to dell and they asked if I was running windows 7, I said yes, they said the laptop did not support 7 (yeah right) and I was to test under vista. So I reinstalled vista and the freezes totally stopped. Been running for one day solid now without a hitch.
I think there must be some driver conflicts running 7 which makes the laptop over heat.