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    Hi guys the other day my mate came up with his old laptop been in a cupboard for weeks, since his kid got into minecraft he barely gets on his gaming rig, so hes looking for something just to browse the net.

    I nearly wet myself when i saw what he was using, acer aspire 5315 , intel celeron 550 2ghz, 512mb ram, 80gb hard drive, and windows vista. Thing took like 10 mins to boot and even longer to do tasks it was painful.

    So he has left it here for me to upgrade. I have ordered the 2gb ram, a nice cheap ssd that will do the job and now im looking for a cpu, before i pull the trigger im having mixed reports n what works, i know its hit or miss with laptops but the sockets always confuse me.

    Been on notebookreview all morning in the support threads having a look, by the looks the cheapest dual core 2ghz worht buying is the t7500 but the t8100 or t8300 would be a better option and both still under a tenner.

    Someone able to tell me if they will work and be compatable ?

    thanks guys
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  • #2
    The easiest way to judge is by looking at the FSB. If the chipset supports whatever you're putting in, the odds are that it'll be fine.

    Take a look at the T5000 range too. They should be cheaper and perform just fine. It's worth a go.
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    • #3
      cheers for the advice mate, were just looking to get the best cpu possible without hitting other areas like overheating and bottlenecking if the bus is slower no point in a faster fsb and that.

      The t5750 seems a good shout but prices arent that bad , the t5750 is a fiver and the t8100 is a tenner so not much in either
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      • #4
        just got the t5750 for all it was, wouldnt notice between the t8100 with the ssd i dont think
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        • #5
          There is a pin mod to bring down core voltage by 0.1 volts which will in turn reduce the temps by about 10 degrees.
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          • #6
            holly crap thanks man, i read about undervaluing but it it aint overheating then i wont be fixing it lol
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            • #7
              It's very easy. A strand of copper wire to join two pins together which are on the edge of the socket. It's absolutely worth doing, even if it isn't overheating.

              All that you need to do is stick the copper into the socket, not on to the CPU, and it's done.

              This is to drop it to 1.10v: http://forum.notebookreview.com/atta...10v-png.47797/

              This is to drop it to 1.00v: http://forum.notebookreview.com/atta...00v-png.47796/

              I can find you a pin diagram too if you need it.
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              • #8
                Well didn't end up doing the pin mod, but thing flys with the sad and new cpu and ram. And it even runs windows 10 without a hitch
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