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Stay away from the Hitachi drives, the failure rate on those is far and away higher than WD or seagate. I work in a computer repair shop for Iowa State University and we see atleast 20 dead/dying drives a week and Hitachi drives make up the largest portion of them. We also get the most DOA drives from Hitachi, 3 DOA drives durring one repair really pisses people off.

Don't forget that the heatsink in your laptop is designed to disapate the heat that your current processor puts out and not a whole lot more. Upgrading the processor will add more heat and your heatsink might not beable to keep up
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Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
In all honesty, I've found that clock speed for laptops makes very little difference. I have a Pentium M 1.7 GHz in my laptop and I'm very happy.
I really don't how this holds any sort of validity. Benchies show a pretty big improvement on between the pentium mobile and the core 2 architecture. My guess is that you don't see a difference because you don't use that much power anyway. On my m1210, I run 3 firefox windows with about 10-15 tabs each, excel, word, powerpoint, adobe pro, while re-encoding video or 3d rendering. And when I get bored, I throw counterstrike source into the mix, on max setting, with very little noticeable slowdown.

Also for those saying that rewriting a bio is impossible. It's not. Now I don't know about the socket, but my last laptop had a hacked bios from tabletpcbuzz that had added tables for newer dothan processor id's. This is beyond me though.

I don't think the upgrade to a t7400 would really be worth it (166mhz?). The increase is minute. Now if you had a yonah, or even one of the lower meroms, I would say sell your processor and go for it, but you still have to think of bang for you buck. You can support a 2.33 t7600, but they run 400$ on ebay. t7400 runs 220ish and t7200 runs 150ish. This means that the most efficient $/mhz is the t7200. My suggestion is to take the 70$ you would spend on the difference in a processor upgrade and buy 2 x 2gb ram.

Also don't waste money on solid state just yet. Too expensive.
    
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