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Originally Posted by xypex982 View Post
Hmm let me break it down

CPU...Hmm I dont know much about core duo, so im say you definatly didnt loose, probley broke even.

Ram...You upgraded, you have more and its ddr2.

GPU...Im not too good with ati and espically not with the x1xxx series, but I do know the x800xl is about a 6800vanilla(possibly gt) and I would say since you loose vram even if the new gpu was faster 128mb of vram will bottleneck it..conclusion on GPU downgrade.

Vista...Wow, thats not gonna help at all, I have it and its nice, but it's a resource hogg unless properly tweaked.

HD...LOOSE I know its not listed but its where most laptops fail is their slower hd's, unless they have a really nice 5400rpm or an exotic 7400rpm, which I doubt looking at the other hardware it has it it.

All in all, Id say you loose in terms of performance, but I think the hit you take is worth the portability.
Core Duo is pretty much the same as C2D. It's a much better processor than the one he had.

The GPU is good for a laptop. Only problem is that it probably uses hypermemory which means it will use up his ram!

HD.... well he didn't say whether it was 7200 or not, so hold off judgment.

Vista.. I agree. Uninstall and use XP. Better for performance and battery life.
    
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there's a bit of a difference in the core2duo and core duo...


still an upgrade from the 3000+ single core xp... but at 1.6ghz? it might as well be an x2 3600+...
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there's a bit of a difference in the core2duo and core duo...


still an upgrade from the 3000+ single core xp... but at 1.6ghz? it might as well be an x2 3600+...
Ooooook you chose a really random benchmark... quicktime encoding
    
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Wait I have 256mb with hyper mem

yes it is a dreaded 5600

I still have my Dell Windows xp media center back up cd so I could downgrade

one question can any compare my X1400 to a nvidia or ati ?
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