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Windows 7: How could i overclock my intel i3 550?

23 Feb 2012   #11
linnemeyerhere

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GTraymond2820,
I have a HP ProBook 4530 and I added a ssd and maxed the ram at 8gb, it's not going to blow away any i7 rig any day soon but it more than holds it's own. Ram is so inexpensive as are ssd's relative to hdd's I would strongly suggest these when you can and you can place your current hdd in an external enclosure and run via usb. Otherwise save your monies and watch for a gaming i5-i7 rig on sale as I'm seeing i7's as low as $599usd....oh and you live in discount electronics heaven in NY.


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23 Feb 2012   #12
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

SSD( Solid state drives) sorry but those things are way to expensive and im still 15 in high school.
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23 Feb 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Actually they are not that bad in price. They had an OCZ Vertex 120GB on sale for $110 - at TigerDirect. If you put that in relation to the currently very high prices of HDDs, it is a good deal (considering the amazing speed of a SSD).
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068616&CatId=5300
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23 Feb 2012   #14
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I saw alot of ssd selling at $1000 probably was looking at the wrong place

Btw is it hard to install a ssd i dont have anything on my harddrive worth keeping anyway.
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23 Feb 2012   #15
linnemeyerhere

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GTR,
It's a snap and many great comments available here to assist you. It all starts with having your W7 install disc and the other software discs for the programs and games you use. Actually the process is greatly speed up with and ssd and once everything is loaded the boot and shut down speeds plus calling up a program is lightening quick. Also much less power drain and runs totally cool.
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23 Feb 2012   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
I saw alot of ssd selling at $1000 probably was looking at the wrong place

Btw is it hard to install a ssd i dont have anything on my harddrive worth keeping anyway.
Here is a little guide to get you started. But if you do a new install, it is dead simple. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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