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Just bought this laptop from a friend for $30usd, it came only with a QX9300 and a Quadro FX3700M, i added 4GB of ram and a 5400rpm HDD. The thing is, it came without battery and charger so i'm using a charger which doesn't delivers enough power to run the CPU at max speed (it is capped at 1.5Ghz, original is 2.5Ghz aparently).

1.- I was wondering if it's any worth buying a new battery and a charger (35$ aprox. each one on ebay) due to the age of the laptop (2008).

2.- I'm currently using a Toshiba L755D (A6-3400M, HD6520G, 4GB, 5400RPM) for school (programming, AutoCad, SolidWorks) and a few games when i have time. ¿Is there a any performance upgrade between the Dell Precision and the Toshiba L755D?

3.- I read that Dell used some particular adapters for the FX3700M that comes with it, ¿is there any way to adapt a MXM GPU?


Thanks in advance!! redface.gif
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Go ahead and get a proper charger.

As for questions 2 and 3, I have no idea.
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The folks over at the NBR forums would be better suited to help you out with this issue. ^^
     
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Go ahead and get a proper charger.

As for questions 2 and 3, I have no idea.

I guess that will fix the low CPU speed?
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

The folks over at the NBR forums would be better suited to help you out with this issue. ^^

Thanks, I just did, hope they can help me biggrin.gif
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What i can say about the precision, is it will KILLL the HD6520G you have in CAD applications. Absolutely slaughter them in performance.
For gaming, im not sure. The HD might get the advantage there.
CPU Performance wise is also bad news for the AMD chips sadly. It will get owned by the intel. Probably even with the intel at current clocks.

How old is your Toshiba?

If it were me, id go with the older Dell. Those Precisions are serious machines.
   
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post #7 of 7
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What i can say about the precision, is it will KILLL the HD6520G you have in CAD applications. Absolutely slaughter them in performance.
For gaming, im not sure. The HD might get the advantage there.
CPU Performance wise is also bad news for the AMD chips sadly. It will get owned by the intel. Probably even with the intel at current clocks.

How old is your Toshiba?

If it were me, id go with the older Dell. Those Precisions are serious machines.

Well I already did a lot of tests on the Dell M6400 (hwbot is my witness biggrin.gif) and apparently it is faster than the Toshiba in almost everything (not by much, but it is). The HD6520G also got owned by the FX3700M on the Dell. thumb.gif
The only problem I found is that it is too big and heavy to carry it everyday to school in my "normal" size backpack, now i have to get one of those backpacks for laptops. rolleyes.gif
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