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Can someone tell me what they best CPU upgrade for the money would be from the stock t5550?


Would this one be good?


Edited by claymanhb - 5/18/11 at 9:46am
     
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I found an x9000 for $280.
     
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edit - Wow... the prices on Amazon seem a bit high... you should purchase from eBay. You can "buy it now" an X7900 on eBay for about $140ish or a T9500 for about $160ish.

Also, view a thread I started on another site... just ran through all the good/bad with x7900, x9000 and T9500.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/hard...00-winner.html

I got lucky and recently grabbed two X9000s off ebay for pretty good prices (one for $207 shipped and another one for $220 shipped)

Basically the performance goes like this though...

X9000>T9500>T9300>X7900

Now the T9300/T9500 can show around equal to a X7900 in benchmarks, but in real world use the T9500/T9300 will generally do better. The biggest plus to the X7900 or even X7800 are of course the unlocked multi... but chances are the best OC you'll get is around 400Mhz and I'm not certain that even with that OC it would be a "better" deal vs a T9500 or maybe even T9300.

With my retail X9000 I can run it at 3.4Ghz w/VID @ 1.2875 (a 600Mhz OC)... my "ES" X9000 though tops off at 3.2Ghz because it requires a higher VID and I run into overheat issues with the stock cooling of the 6860FX. If I was better at modding, I could see getting another 200Mhz of of each chip as the only reason I can't go further is the stock cooling. I'm using MX-4 thermal paste and my retail chip at 3.4Ghz hovers around 79c on full load with Orthos.

Keep in mind that a X7900 will run a little hotter (maybe 5c?) than my X9000 so I would assume a 200-400Mhz OC would be about max.


FYI - The max stock OC (for X9000/X7900) via the 6860FX BIOS is 3.0Ghz & 1.2v VID, but if you use the program ThrottleStop you can OC a bit further or undervolt if you want to keep it at stock 2.8Ghz or 3.0Ghz.
Edited by teknomedic - 5/19/11 at 1:49pm
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So, I have had this laptop for two years, originally bought refurbished. Didn't have any issues with it, but it start heating up a lot recently, so I opened it up to clean it. Putting it back together, it doesn't boot up. Power goes on, orange lights up top go on, blue light goes on, GPU/CPU fans go on, gpu fan goes off after 2 seconds, cpu fan afte 20ish seconds. During dissambley, I had the cpu drop off unfortunately, I had thought it would be held into its slot, but it fell off about 2-3 cm's onto a glass surface...

I've tried booting without the cpu in the slot, still behaves the same way.

What am I looking at ? If its just a matter of buying a new t9500, thats no problem, however, I don't want to spend on a CPU and then find out the mobo is dead too...(if I can even find one that is). If I'm looking at 400 dollars in parts for this laptop, might as well build a whole tower from scratch.

Anything I can do to pinpoint down the component causing failure?

Upto now, I haven't gotten any advancements from what I got initially, 20 seconds boot, completely black screen, so I know its an issue on my cpu/ram/mobo. I've tried without the cpu even there, and it does the exact same thing.
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So, I have had this laptop for two years, originally bought refurbished. Didn't have any issues with it, but it start heating up a lot recently, so I opened it up to clean it. Putting it back together, it doesn't boot up. Power goes on, orange lights up top go on, blue light goes on, GPU/CPU fans go on, gpu fan goes off after 2 seconds, cpu fan afte 20ish seconds. During dissambley, I had the cpu drop off unfortunately, I had thought it would be held into its slot, but it fell off about 2-3 cm's onto a glass surface...

I've tried booting without the cpu in the slot, still behaves the same way.

What am I looking at ? If its just a matter of buying a new t9500, thats no problem, however, I don't want to spend on a CPU and then find out the mobo is dead too...(if I can even find one that is). If I'm looking at 400 dollars in parts for this laptop, might as well build a whole tower from scratch.

Anything I can do to pinpoint down the component causing failure?

Upto now, I haven't gotten any advancements from what I got initially, 20 seconds boot, completely black screen, so I know its an issue on my cpu/ram/mobo. I've tried without the cpu even there, and it does the exact same thing.
I have 2 extra stock CPU from my FX. I can send you one and see if it's not a bad CPU.
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Right, how much does it cost to send something from Florida to Cyprus ?

I'll pay for all the shipping costs ofc
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Right, how much does it cost to send something from Florida to Cyprus ?

I'll pay for all the shipping costs ofc
Just PM me your address and I'll go find my CPU after work and ship it to you. I'm sure it's not much.
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MY sig laptop was having the same issue. But after I took it apart, removed the ram, hard drives (raid 0), cpu & DVD drive. I thne took out the DC jack (in the back top left corner. And also took out the CMOS battery ( right under the wifi card). Put everything back in (except the battery). Held down the power button for 45 seconds. Put back in the battery.

And bam! it turned back on.

My laptop was dead for 1 month. Now I set the power options up so that this laptop will NEVER turn off again (even if I close the lid). This laptop has been running 24/7 for the past 3 days. Of course I have it on a chill pad (so heat's not an issue) and my power bill is only $110 a month (average NY price).

I assume my laptop (which is 2 years old) has a dying CMOS battery & DC jack. The new 6cell battery I put in the laptop didn't slove my won't turn on" problem. But after I did
     
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Just tried what you suggested, unfortunately no results with my laptop. Atleast now I know that the dc jack and cmos is ok too, which eliminates more and more options as I run more tests... hopefully its just a processor problem which will be resolved easily.
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Sorry it didn't work out for you.
     
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