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Hello. I have an Asus G60Vx, and I was wondering what would be the fastest mobile CPU I could upgrade it to. I'm looking for a noticeable performance difference in comparison to the P7450 it comes with. Since I have the A12 motherboard revision (unfortunately), I cannot upgrade it to any of the Mobile C2Qs. I know the fastest Duals are the T9900 and the X9100, but what are the prices for these? Can I get any of these CPUs used?
    
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Q9000/Q9100. Was the best quad core at the time. But good luck finding one. The t9800,t9600,p9600,9700 might be a bit easier to find, and are still smokin fast dual core chips.
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Q9000/Q9100. Was the best quad core at the time. But good luck finding one. The p9500,p9600,9700 might be a bit easier to find, and are still smokin fast dual core chips.

It'd be pretty darn nice to be able to upgrade to a Mobile Core 2 Quad, but unfortunately, I can't. I need to have the A1 motherboard revision, which is the one that supports C2Q; the A12 doesn't.

I was also thinking about the P9700, though I'd like to know if you can get any of these CPUs used.
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EBay would be your best bet seeing as most people offer a DOA warranty. Out of the 3 processors you’re looking at the P9700 , T9900, and X9100.

The P9700 should be thrown out; most laptops can handle a TDP of 35 or more. Most Asus laptops come with T-series processors and the T9900 outperforms the P9700.

This leaves you with the T9900 and the X9100.
The X9100 has an unlocked multiplier so you can get around 3.5GHZ should you want to overclock it, it does have a higher TDP but does offer slightly better performance over the T9900. The thing that should make the decision for you is the price.... Go with whichever is cheaper. If they’re pretty much the same price and temp is not a huge issue now for you go with the X9100. My 2 cents.

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Originally Posted by Asus Overclocker;12796278 
EBay would be your best bet seeing as most people offer a DOA warranty. Out of the 3 processors you’re looking at the P9700 , T9900, and X9100.

The P9700 should be thrown out; most laptops can handle a TDP of 35 or more. Most Asus laptops come with T-series processors and the T9900 outperforms the P9700.

This leaves you with the T9900 and the X9100.
The X9100 has an unlocked multiplier so you can get around 3.5GHZ should you want to overclock it, it does have a higher TDP but does offer slightly better performance over the T9900. The thing that should make the decision for you is the price.... Go with whichever is cheaper. If they’re pretty much the same price and temp is not a huge issue now for you go with the X9100. My 2 cents.

Good luck

Thanks. I was looking at those two, but was also considering the T9800. The X9100 is cheaper than the T9900, but the TDP is also 9W higher, not to mention I'd have no use for the unlocked multiplier because the BIOS in the G60 does not allow for over-clocking. I'd have to use software over-clocking with something like SetFSB like I have now.

The T9900 has a very high clock speed, a reasonable TDP, and I can over-clock it to 3.4GHz on stock voltage. The only thing that puts me off about it is the high price, since it's $50 to $75 more expensive than the T9800 and only 3% faster stock.

The T9800 I think is the best value of the bunch. I get a high stock frequency of 2.93GHz, a lower price, good heat output, can also over-clock to 3.4GHz on stock voltage, and availability also seems to be better.

What do you think?
    
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I have personally never used the BIOS for overlcocking. I Use SetFsb, this tool allows you to overclock your CPU to your heart’s desire. As for the T9800 that works too, it is still a tad bit better than the P9700 so if it’s the best bang for the buck, go for it.

If you have the money and I just did this. I bought a working laptop just for the processor, you switch your old processor for the new one then sell the laptop and a lot of times you can get what you paid back out of it. It’s a lot of time buying, switching parts, then selling again but if you get a free processor out of it I personally don’t see a problem lol.

Just a thought.
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I have personally never used the BIOS for overlcocking. I Use SetFsb, this tool allows you to overclock your CPU to your heart’s desire. As for the T9800 that works too, it is still a tad bit better than the P9700 so if it’s the best bang for the buck, go for it.

If you have the money and I just did this. I bought a working laptop just for the processor, you switch your old processor for the new one then sell the laptop and a lot of times you can get what you paid back out of it. It’s a lot of time buying, switching parts, then selling again but if you get a free processor out of it I personally don’t see a problem lol.

Just a thought.

Thanks for the tip. About SetFSB, though, is there a way to make it apply your over-clocked settings when you log into Windows? It's kinda annoying having to set the clocks after each time I put the computer to sleep or when I log off.
    
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Yes, it was actually some ramdon person who decided to fix this problem. He has links to download his sort of "patches" to fix this problem. I downloaded them and now every time windows starts so does my OC settings. Although it does not always apply them when the computer wakes up from sleep or hibernate mode.

Here is the link and the "patches" are at the bottom
http://www.n10user.com/viewtopic.php?id=766
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Yes, it was actually some ramdon person who decided to fix this problem. He has links to download his sort of "patches" to fix this problem. I downloaded them and now every time windows starts so does my OC settings. Although it does not always apply them when the computer wakes up from sleep or hibernate mode.

Here is the link and the "patches" are at the bottom
http://www.n10user.com/viewtopic.php?id=766

Thank you very much. +rep again.
    
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