Solved need to get a better CPU

March 28, 2013 at 09:29:23
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate, p6100
I have a Acer Aspire 5742Z-4601 with a P6100 CPU. I have maxed the memory to 8gig. What CPU can I upgrade to to speed it up. It is 64 bit now. Manufactured date is 1008. It is dualcore.

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#1
March 28, 2013 at 09:43:50
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You could possibley go to to a Core i7 CPU. But you would need to check with the manufacture to see if the more powerful CPUs are supported in terms of power, frequency and chip set requirements,

http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/So...

Stuart


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#2
March 28, 2013 at 09:50:15
Why do you feel you need a better CPU? What is it that your laptop can't do? It's not going to help with gaming if that's what you're after. Gaming relies on the GPU (graphics processor) & it's not upgradeable. Other than that, there are a LOT of things you can do on the software end to make a system perform better. Have you tweaked Win7 for best performance? Are you running all the latest drivers? Have you uninstalled all the Acer crapware? Have you managed your startup apps with MSCONFIG? Do you run a cleaner regularly such as CCleaner-Slim & defrag the HDD as needed? Are you running a lightweight anti-virus program (not Norton or McAfee)?

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#3
March 28, 2013 at 10:04:23
I have done those things you mention for the most part. My question was quite strait forward. I would like to know if a better CPU is available and if so what is its description. Asking questions first is how I approach things. If some one has experience with it then it is a better path in seeking their knowledge and experiences. Asfor your questions why? In short because I want to.

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#4
March 28, 2013 at 10:08:56
Yes I had noticed that some people have said that as well. 35 is the watts on this CPU now. It doesn't get hot until the battery is low which is normal. Mostly it is on plug adapter though. I don't really do the gamming thing just internet research, writing and editing complex documents.
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#5
March 28, 2013 at 10:21:08
Also I have read that the Bios would have to be updated as well before changing the CPU. The manufacturer response was quite blahsay. I.E. if the wattage is correct and the CPU runs on HM55 etc then it may be okay. But then came the hard push to sell me a new notebook. This one has run quite well. Just a litle slow overall in processing and working with.

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#6
March 28, 2013 at 10:30:36
I run the cleaner each week. I run the defrag every week. I only run Microsoft word Suite and yes I soetimes run many macros. I insert and edit potos into my work on ocassions. I don't have clutter in the startup nor on the screen. Generally I run two apps hlf of the time. Check e-mail and Microsoft programs for writing. Games I don't do and all the Children have left so there are none on the computer. I use Trend Housecalls to cross check for viruses at close of every three days. Microsoft security essentials is on when I am on the internet doing research.

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#7
March 28, 2013 at 16:29:33
"Asfor your questions why? In short because I want to"

OK, here's your CPU:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i7...


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