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Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Pranalien, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Pranalien

    Pranalien Notebook Veteran

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    Well I am having the laptop in my sig . If I replace the processor T5300,1.73 GHz, 2 MB Cache, 533 MHz FSB with the T7600,2.33 GHz,4MB Cache,667 MHz FSB, is it going to be worth it? I was thinking about it since I was getting around 15 fps in GTA 4 on 800x600,textures and render at medium.
     
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    Michel.K 167WAISIQ

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    I'm surprised GTA4 even runs on that :) I got about the same specs as you want. So i could always try GTA 4 for you, as i also have Go 7600, but i have T7600.. i had a T5600 before (1.83Ghz 2MB)..

    I'll try it out for ya if you want :) But i have to clean up some space for it i see :p That game is huge!
     
  3. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    I had a T5300 in my Dell E1505, and upgrading to the T7400 really decreased rendering times pretty substantially. I do not game, but I know GTA 4 is very CPU intensive, so upgrading the cpu should help out.
    I wouldnt bother looking for a T7600. The T7400 is pretty much the same speed, but has like a quarter of the price tag

    K-TRON
     
  4. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    I'm not even sure it would work....the mismatch in front speed bus might result in the faster cpu slowing down to run at 533mgthz, or it might result in it not working at all.

    Furthermore, I would worry about the additional heat the cpu would kick out--your laptop is already on the list of laptops that HP offers an extra extended warranty on it due to system failures that many people suspect results from gpu overheating--

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&cc=us

    --adding a hotter cpu to this laptop screams bad idea to me.
     
  5. Michel.K

    Michel.K 167WAISIQ

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    My laptop runs at 5:8 fsb:dramratio togheter with my cpu, so it runs properly, maybe his laptop does the same :)

    However, heat shouldn't be a problem here. My previous T5600 ran hotter than my T7600, they have the same TDP, so they should be equally hot.
     
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    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    Perhaps, but is your laptop on the list of known bad laptops? Given HPs solution is a bios fix that underclocks you GPU to bring down the temp a couple of degrees, I would be hesitant to be doing anything out of spec.

    According to the service manual, the laptop's top available cpu is the t7200, but it does look like the chipset supports the faster fsb
     
  7. Pranalien

    Pranalien Notebook Veteran

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    Thanks to all who replied. Yeah, my laptop has the i945PM chipset supporting a maximum of 667 MHz frequency. So even the RAM(667 MHz) functions in 533 MHz frequency because of the FSB of the CPU .And yes, the motherboard fried once and HP repaired it for free. Just a couple of days back, they also extended the warranty for 2 more years. So willing to know the results before trying.

    Michel.K ,it is extremely generous of you try GTA4 on your config. I will be indebted.
     
  8. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    glad to hear you got your's fixed
     
  9. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    T7200, T7400, and T7600 should run without any problem in your system.

    As mentioned about the temperature, the die size of the T7x00 merom chips is much larger than the T5x00 chips, which is larger than the T2xxx yonah chips.The larger the contact area between the cpu and the heatsink, the better the heat energy will be transferred, thus the cpu will run cooler dispite the higher clock speed.

    You can see the size difference in this thread of mine:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=313598

    K-TRON
     
  10. Tippey764

    Tippey764 Notebook Deity

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    T2XXX isnt merom its Yonah.
     
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