Can´t find compatible cpu´s for motherboard

April 9, 2011 at 07:00:26
Specs: Windows 7 64bit premium, Intel Pentium P6100/6GB
i want to upgrade my processor from the intel pentium p6100 i have so have looked for my motherboard details. i have used CPU-Z and AIDA64(everest replacement) and they both say the motherboard is "TravelMate 5742Z" and i cannot find any specs for it. here´s all the information about what i have, would be grateful for some help on what processors i can upgrade to.

ACER TravelMate 5742Z - Notebook

Intel Pentium P6100
Code Name - Arrendale Max TDP - 25W
Technology - 32nm

Motherboard Manufacturer - Acer
Model - TravelMate 5742Z
Chipset - Intel Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge Rev. 02
Sothbridge - Intel HM55 Rev. 05

988 Pin rPGA


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#1
April 9, 2011 at 08:43:44
What's wrong with your system as it is? The Pentium P6100 is a stripped down Core i3 so it's not as fast as a similar clocked i3, but it's faster than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo.

Between your CPU & 6GB RAM, you should be getting decent performance. If you're not happy with the way it runs, have a look at your software. My guess is you have a bunch of garbage running in the background that's sucking the life out of the system.


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#2
April 9, 2011 at 08:54:57
I bought the laptop 3 weeks ago, have only installed steam, a few games, openoffice and a technical drawing program so shouldn't have to many background processes. the only issue i have is with 6 gb ram and 1GB dedicated memory the games should run on higher settings, it struggles with bioshock and that's an old game with low requirements

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#3
April 9, 2011 at 10:39:09
Did you unistall all the Acer apps? And if it came with any trial versions such as Norton or McAfee, are you using it or did you dump it for something that's not so obstrusive? As for poor gaming performance, it depends on which graphics you have. It appears there were a few different options for that model. If you have the Intel graphics, that's your problem. No CPU upgrade can bail you out of that. Same can be said about the low end offerings from AMD & nvidia, but their performance will almost always be better than anything Intel.

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#4
April 9, 2011 at 11:19:33
ah yeah intel hd graphics....

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#5
May 2, 2011 at 19:57:58
its the G1 socket most likely i have a laptop with a P6100 and dont like it ether
its alot faster than the amd duo cores but its not enough in the graphics department all of these should work but read up first bios is important
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#6
May 3, 2011 at 16:15:16
Note to all potential Laptop purchasers: If you plan on playing games and do not also want to have a dedicated gaming desktop, CAREFULLY investigate the graphics included, if it is not up to speed, look if they have a upgraded version for a little bit more or look into something different. Even a special on last years model may be better if the graphics are better (in other words, an older model even if it has a slightly slower processor may be better if the graphics are better and that just might be enough to keep you within your budget).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
May 4, 2011 at 01:31:24
Yeah really wished i looked into it beforehand! any idea if i can upgrade th graphics card and what´s compatible? i am competent at electronics but new too laptops so if it is too much work i probably won´t change it.

cheers


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#8
May 5, 2011 at 06:36:42
On most laptops you cannot change or add graphics card, it is integrated onto the motherboard. IF there is any possibility (like they have a socket for it on the motherboard), you will need to find this out from the tech support at the manufacturer (possibly a tech familiar with these laptops might know or can check your board by opening ports).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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