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Yeah I know, but it's 30% more. But anyway my point was just that an ssd is a better boost to an older laptop than a new cpu, as for desktop smile.gif

with in reason i agree, my Dell XPS M1330 which is from 2007 FLYS with an SSD, and with the OEM extended batter it's really good battery life. all it needs now it a 45nm T9300.
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And with 15$ the OP will be able too keep the storage capacity
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Looking into it now - let me get back to you in a few moments

Looks like you could put the 3510MX in that socket, beware the extra TDP - you may want to watch thermals and apply the new paste as well as you can. Furthermore - the CPU supports dual channel 1600MHz RAM. I'm going to look at the motherboard specs next to see how much RAM you can use. From what I've seen, only very-high end laptops allow 8GB cards.

You should be carefull about the information you are giving. Will the 3510mx fit in the cpu socket? The answer is an astounding YES. However, if Toshiba didn't see fit to include the cpu microcode in their bios, the that cpu won't work on that laptop.
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You should be carefull about the information you are giving. Will the 3510mx fit in the cpu socket? The answer is an astounding YES. However, if Toshiba didn't see fit to include the cpu microcode in their bios, the that cpu won't work on that laptop.

True. I did a little more digging, and they use the same architecture and are based off the same chip. I guess it comes to the motherboard...
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I will be using IC7 thermal compound, and I have a laptop cooling pad.

As for the SSD, that's my next step. My main concern was the fact that the GPU would literally eat all the RAM while trying to play Minecraft, then the page file would get maxed out, and my laptop would be lagging like a Pinto trying to drag a semi.

Honestly, I will probably be throttling the CPU some to drop the heat anyways. Even if I take it down to 1.6ghz, it will still be a LOT better than my 1.9 dual I am running now.

Kinda sucks about the RAM though. I wasn't sure if the memory controller was on the CPU, or on the motherboard, so I had to ask and hope.
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I will be using IC7 thermal compound, and I have a laptop cooling pad.

As for the SSD, that's my next step. My main concern was the fact that the GPU would literally eat all the RAM while trying to play Minecraft, then the page file would get maxed out, and my laptop would be lagging like a Pinto trying to drag a semi.

Honestly, I will probably be throttling the CPU some to drop the heat anyways. Even if I take it down to 1.6ghz, it will still be a LOT better than my 1.9 dual I am running now.

Kinda sucks about the RAM though. I wasn't sure if the memory controller was on the CPU, or on the motherboard, so I had to ask and hope.

FYI, Mincecraft will only run on a single core no matter how many core your CPU uses, you should look in to OptiFine which tweaks minecraft and makes better use of the computer's resources and multiple cores.
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FYI, Mincecraft will only run on a single core no matter how many core your CPU uses, you should look in to OptiFine which tweaks minecraft and makes better use of the computer's resources and multiple cores.

I'm not looking at the CPU aspect of the operation, rather the GPU side of things.

All the cores in the world means squat if the GPU won't be able to keep up with things. However, since the system uses an APU, I have to upgrade both.
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I'm not looking at the CPU aspect of the operation, rather the GPU side of things.

You still need to make sure that your CPU has a strong enough single-threaded performance. Vanilla MC doesn't take much to run - but you have to remember that the single core is handling all the chunk loading/rendering, mob AI, block ID's, and each frame queue. With a GT 640, I can get 60FPS with a 128x texture pack on a modpack, then the CPU start throttling performance. You would be surprised at how much power a CPU loses once you drop down to one thread.
You are correct about needing a GPU to keep up with the CPU. I know how that feels - I had a GT 430 running with a tri-core Athlon II, and even with that basic of a CPU - I was getting frustrated. But you do need to remember, laptops are for mobility, and the mobile versions of GPUs are roughly 3x weaker than the desktop variant. I wish you the best of luck with this, and I hope the upgrade price is worth the performance gain. I also hope that the CPU you pick out will be compatible with the system, and that swapping them out won't be a pain. Please, let us know how it goes.

EDIT: Dual and quad threaded games should run fine on any CPU upgrade, as long as you aren't picking extremely demanding games (which I don't think you are)
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I'm not looking at the CPU aspect of the operation, rather the GPU side of things.

All the cores in the world means squat if the GPU won't be able to keep up with things. However, since the system uses an APU, I have to upgrade both.

I have intel graphics on one of my laptops and the core 2 duo causes a bottle neck sometimes. also optifine makes minecraft make better use of the videocard.
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