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I am going to be swapping my T5550 for a 9300 or an 8300 in th enext few months. I know the 9300 is the penryn and am curious it is worth the 100 dollar price difference to get the 9300. Ive got a 8400gs vid card and 4gb ram, should I swap the video card while I am at it or will the proc upgrade give my laptop some guts? basically want to know if its worht 100 more dollars to get the 9300
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I don't think you can change the video card. Why are you getting a new processor, are you going to be doing cpu intensive work on it?
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Yes get the 9300. Its got 2x the L2 Cache. The 9300 is one of the best C2D CPUs out right not besides the extreme series.
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I dont think you need more power in laptop or is it just me. You video card is way to low for the CPU you allready have so no point really.
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I dont think you need more power in laptop or is it just me. You video card is way to low for the CPU you allready have so no point really.
no its not just you, i posted the same thing... and vostro, we're talking about laptop processors, not q9300...
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Yes get the 9300. Its got 2x the L2 Cache. The 9300 is one of the best C2D CPUs out right not besides the extreme series.[/B]
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no its not just you, i posted the same thing... and vostro, we're talking about laptop processors, not q9300...
I know the T8300 and the T9300. The 8300 has 3MB L2 Cache and the 9300 has 6MB of L2 Cache like i said earlier. Its a better buy for $100 dollars more. The extreme series I talked about is the X9000 CPU that runs at 2.8 and is the only CPU that is DESIGNED to OC.
Edited by Vostro - 5/23/08 at 10:14am
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post #7 of 11
Do a video card swap too. If you've got a Dell, then you probably can since you didn't go with the integrated solution to start with.

Other than that, I wouldn't buy the 9300 for $100 more, just not worth it IMO.
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Thanks SGTSpike.
other guys, I do not have an integrated video card, my post says 8400GS. It is a dedicated card. The reason I am upgrading the processor is because the T5550 is weak as hell, and my wife loves to play the sims (most cpu intensive game ever imo, hope they fix their code for the next one) and I know the 5550 will explode. Its an hp laptop, the dv9000 series from best buy. I bought it for 1000 with plans to upgrade the cpu myself, it has 4gb ram, 8400gs dedicated graphics card, 320gb hdd, two hdd bays, 17"screen blah blah blah standard laptop crap. Point is I am upgrading it because I want to, and I bought it because I can upgrade it. Thanks again sgtspike for answering
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I dont think you need more power in laptop or is it just me. You video card is way to low for the CPU you allready have so no point really.
And its actually the proc that is holding me back, HP kept the laptop price low by putting in a near-obsolete processor in it.
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i know you have a discrete gpu, but its still not a desktop, it is really hard to upgrade graphics in a laptop. that, and the t5550 is not that weak, its a core 2, and its dual core, i don't know what sims game you're playing, but while it might be cpu dependant, i highly doubt you're going to get poor frame rates with it, you don't really even need that high of a framerate, its not an fps or anything.
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