Solved Upgrade Laptop i3 to i5

Sony Vpceb36fg
January 10, 2012 at 03:12:56
Specs: Windows 7 premium, 4gb
What All Things I Should Consider Before Upgrading My Laptop from i3 to i5.
Present Config: Intel i3, 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, 1GB Graphic Mem (ATI Radeon)

Recently I Found My Laptop Often Runs With Full CPU Usage, And Result In Over Heating Even Sometimes Suddenly Shutdowns Due to Over Heating.

I Think except processor all the other spec are best, So Shall I Consider Upgrading or Will It Cause Any BIOS/Driver Problems.

Model: Sony VAIO VPCEB36FG Spec Here http://www.sony.co.in/product/vpceb...


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January 14, 2012 at 15:41:56
Overheating is because laptops generally are not made for a lot of heavy duty work. If you have had it for 6 months or more, blow all dust out of the vents with a can of compressed air. Use the laptop only on a hard surface (never on a soft or fabric covered surface) and try a laptop cooling pad.

Norton is better than McAfee but there still is a long way to go before I call it efficient. Use Avast (free version), MS Security Essentials (free), or Webroot (free trial only).

You online HD troubles may be mainly due to the speed of your internet connection. If it plays DVD's well but not streaming online video, it is your internet connection speed that is the problem, not your CPU.

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



#1
January 10, 2012 at 04:46:10
You probably do not need to upgrade your CPU. You probably have an infection or (more likely) just too much junk running in the background. This causes the high CPU usage, heating, and poor battery life (you are also probably experiencing). Regardless of your CPU, you should showing at least 80% idle when you are not running any programs (except when your antivirus program has a reason to be scanning.
Run msconfig, go to the Start Tab and uncheck everything except Microsoft and your antivirus program. Unless you use a wireless printer or a networked printer you do not need printer tools like HP's software always running. Apply and restart the machine.
Install and run Malwarebytes to double check for any infection that might have got past your antivirus program.
Post your results...

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


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#2
January 10, 2012 at 10:19:36
I recently formatted my pc twice and even after all updates, still my cpu rating showing 3.9, least of all in Windows exp index

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#3
January 10, 2012 at 16:09:37
Are you having trouble with the CPU usage being higher than normal or are you concerned with the CPU ratings? Not at all the same question.
Did you reset defaults in BIOS?

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#4
January 11, 2012 at 14:12:51
How Will I Doi, I Installed Both 32bit as well as 64-bit windows7 on same laptop. I dont think it may change any settings, Will It???

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#5
January 12, 2012 at 05:20:15
Just tweak your Windows installation & be done with it. Are you using the SONY disk to reinstall Windows or a "real" Windows disk? And which anti-virus program are you using?

The SONY disk includes a bunch of garbage software that should be uninstalled. You should also be using a lightweight AV program - in other words, not Norton, McAfee, etc. And there are numerous tweaks that can & should be done to increase overall system performance such as managing your startup apps & disabling indexing.


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#6
January 14, 2012 at 08:03:29
Yes I m using VAIO recovery cd, its self, But as soon as installing it I Initially removed all the Crap except Vaio care n Control Centre, all., I strongly disaappoint with mcafee But I m Using Norton Which is found using much lesser cpu, Presently I m using TuneUp Utilities, and Disabled All The backroung apps,
Still My Computer Always Running very slow while browsing.

Some Solution Found For HD Media(BUt No Solution For Online HD).
Still some times Especially while playing hd videos still overheating occurs, it might be due 3rd party codecs not supported by GPU, trying to Use Mediaplayerclassic homecinema, its good for playing HD Videos.

My windows Exp Index is
Processor 3.6
RAM 5.5
Graphics 6.7
GamingGraphics 6.7
Primary Harddisk rate 5.6


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January 14, 2012 at 15:41:56
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Overheating is because laptops generally are not made for a lot of heavy duty work. If you have had it for 6 months or more, blow all dust out of the vents with a can of compressed air. Use the laptop only on a hard surface (never on a soft or fabric covered surface) and try a laptop cooling pad.

Norton is better than McAfee but there still is a long way to go before I call it efficient. Use Avast (free version), MS Security Essentials (free), or Webroot (free trial only).

You online HD troubles may be mainly due to the speed of your internet connection. If it plays DVD's well but not streaming online video, it is your internet connection speed that is the problem, not your CPU.

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


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#8
January 15, 2012 at 03:37:06
Thankyou for all the info.

Online HD trouble are might be due to the flash player, I Think So..


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#9
January 15, 2012 at 07:47:46
"I Initially removed all the Crap except Vaio care n Control Centre, all., I strongly disaappoint with mcafee But I m Using Norton"

I don't know what else you removed, but you left the 2 biggest pieces of crap behind.


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#10
January 15, 2012 at 14:20:52
I want to use vaio battery care function thats the reason in leaving these 2, The battery wont keep charging even it is full, i keep these at 80%


On Monitoring Found Cpu Usage by Norton Is Quite Low, I Compare The CPU Usage Regularly. I Almost Tried All Antiviruses` Trail Versions, But I m Very Satisfied with Protection As Well As Cpu Usage by Norton,

But I Found svchost.exe consumes a lot is it Will Effected by The Antivirus..

Any Way Checking Out Others,

Thank You For Your Info.


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#11
January 15, 2012 at 22:36:53
svhost.exe is a general term showing for many different system functions. Install Process Explorer from MS to identify what these are.

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