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Windows 7: Upgrading notebook


05 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Upgrading notebook

I've had my notebook for about two and a half years now and its starting to run slow and lag often. I noticed that the cpu usage when just browsing the internet is around 50%, when watching a movie around 70%, and when playing a video game or using a big program around 90%. The notebook has a relatively slow cpu speed (1.2GHz). Is it possible to put a new cpu in my notebook without replacing the motherboard as well? It also has 4gb of RAM which I am going to upgrade to 8gb soon. I don't really have money to buy a brand new notebook so I was just looking for ways to upgrade my current pc. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


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05 Jan 2013   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm not answering your specific question. I personally would wait until I could afford a full notebook upgrade.
But these tips may help your performance:
Optimize Windows 7

At the risk of being strung up, one of Windows 8 virtues apparently is to help low power PCs performance.
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06 Jan 2013   #3
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Follow these steps to to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is normally better than getting a new PC considering how much crap that comes preinstalled.
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