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April 20, 2017 at 03:04:14
Specs: Windows 10, Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 SLGEE / 16GB Ram
Is it possible to add more processing power to a computer via usb? Any advice before I tear open my Surface Pro 2 and upgrade the CPU if it is not welded in the motherboard.


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April 20, 2017 at 03:26:29
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There's no way to add more processing power from an external source, either via USB or any other external port.

For more processing power you would need to get a Surface Pro 4 which has an Intel i7 (Skylake) CPU.

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April 20, 2017 at 09:23:40
I doubt the specs listed are for the Surface Pro 2, so what CPU do you currently have, how much RAM & which OS? Have you removed all the excess garbage software, disabled unnecessary startup apps, run a cleaner, etc?

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April 23, 2017 at 08:44:47
It is basically just a 64gb computer. When I upgraded to 10 I literelly had to uninstall everything on it to have enough space for the automatic upgrade. Stupid storage. The 128gb at the time was ~700-1000$ more (I think), and I decided against it at the time because windows's apps were few and far between.

Specs on the surface pro 2 are:

Win10 Pro
4gb Ram
64 bit

Looking into parts lead me to just not worry about upgrading the surface 2 manually. It's basically the same for about every one's mb. Which btw has the ram and cpu soldered on. So...not worth me investing effort if it will be a stalemate as fore mentioned. Though the surface book is worth looking into, because I can really go over the top with it, but each step up is ~1000 more. And I am not willing to finance at the moment, but a broken one is.

Thanks for the advice again.

Stupid storage.

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April 26, 2017 at 15:00:22
You need to do some major housecleaning - delete all the useless garbage, uninstall all the useless programs, disable the unnecessary startup apps, & run a cleaner regularly. These are typical steps that should be taken with ALL computers.

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