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Just hope that her laptop can handle the extra heat output from that faster CPU!

Some models weren't engineered to deal with the higher power processors.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by tedman View Post

Just hope that her laptop can handle the extra heat output from that faster CPU!

Some models weren't engineered to deal with the higher power processors.


It actually had the same cooler as the e1505 I took the T7200 out of (my old laptop from a few years ago). I had the better options but the same basic laptop.

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Yeah, I have some MX-2 laying around somewhere. How drastic was the performance/cooling difference?

Well it went from idling at 70*C and throttling at full load to 400mhz at 90*C+ to full load at 75*C which isn't bad for a C2D laptop.
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It actually had the same cooler as the e1505 I took the T7200 out of (my old laptop from a few years ago). I had the better options but the same basic laptop.
Well it went from idling at 70*C and throttling at full load to 400mhz at 90*C+ to full load at 75*C which isn't bad for a C2D laptop.

Nice, I'm taking apart this 1525 right now. Might get another 2GB DIMM of RAM.
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Nice, I'm taking apart this 1525 right now. Might get another 2GB DIMM of RAM.

Great! It was surprisingly easy to fix that thing up, once I fixed the CPU throttling and swapped out the Core Duo for the C2D and added another gig of RAM it was like a whole new machine. It was finally able to apply SP1 and SP2 and about 200 other updates and start running like it was supposed to. The only thing I didn't get to do was swap out the 60GB HDD because my 500GB had bad sectors. Not a bad improvement for free though with parts I already had.
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Great! It was surprisingly easy to fix that thing up, once I fixed the CPU throttling and swapped out the Core Duo for the C2D and added another gig of RAM it was like a whole new machine. It was finally able to apply SP1 and SP2 and about 200 other updates and start running like it was supposed to. The only thing I didn't get to do was swap out the 60GB HDD because my 500GB had bad sectors. Not a bad improvement for free though with parts I already had.

So do you think 3GB RAM -> 4GB is worth it, buying 1 new 2GB DIMM? Of course I wlll replace the TIM with MX-2 and re-install Vista 32bit SP1. But right now, with a screwed up Vista, it is unbearable. If I had a day with it, I would throw it out a window.
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So do you think 3GB RAM -> 4GB is worth it, buying 1 new 2GB DIMM? Of course I wlll replace the TIM with MX-2 and re-install Vista 32bit SP1. But right now, with a screwed up Vista, it is unbearable. If I had a day with it, I would throw it out a window.
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With 32bit you're not going to be able to use 4GB.
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With 32bit you're not going to be able to use 4GB.

Oh yeah, damn. Thanks for that reminder. Saved me $25.
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