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Windows 7: what is my next improvement???


13 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, I don't think that I want to really change the card, anything else I could change SSD???

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13 Aug 2011   #12

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Personally, I don't place too much emphasis on the WEI score. Some of these suggestions may help you speed up and improve performance. To me, that's more important than the WEI.

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13 Aug 2011   #13

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Music Guy123 View Post
Yeah, I don't think that I want to really change the card, anything else I could change SSD???

Sure you could , but it's going to do bugger all for your video issues.
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13 Aug 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, it is rare that I use HD video, I have only done it once. I think I will get a ssd, I have seen the general performance boost on a friends computer. I have a budget of 80 uk pounds and so far I have found a mushkin Callisto deluxe. Is it any good, does anyone else have a recommendation for a cheapp ssd???
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14 Aug 2011   #15

 
 

Cheap SSD?

Intel X25-V 40GB 2.5-inch SATA II Internal MLC Solid State Drive (includes free game voucher): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SATA II 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Kingston SSD V100 64GB SATA2 2.5inch Hard Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-96G...3300099&sr=8-3

Select size vs price accordingly. You don't have to worry about Sata III. I'm not sure if your chipset even supports ICH10R, so you probably wouldn't even get full speeds from a sata II SSD.

Regardless, it will still be a noticeable improvement over a HDD and will give your PC a healthy kick in the bum.
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14 Aug 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Where to focus upgrades to increase perfomance really depends on what you want out of your PC.

For example, if a gamer, the graphics card will be important.
If you do lots of rendering, CPU may be more important.

But being as this is a laptop, you will be somewhat limited in what you can do.

The best possible upgrade, across the board will be a SSD. (Aside from gaming, wont help much here. this is more GPU dependant)
In fact, the results will be far greater,overall, than anything gained from a Overclock.


And I agree, don't put too much into those scores. They just give a rough idea.
And as many have mentioned, the graphics are whats keeping the score down.

But the thing is, if you are not a gamer, this really will not have much impact on your experience using the machine.
So it could easily be overlooked.
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14 Aug 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am a software developer so I am not really concerned about graphics, I think I will get an SSD, it should make a lot of difference, my processor is already running at about 70 degrees centigrade when running something like eclipse. Therefore an overclock may be risky. Thank you very much for all the help everyone, it really us much appreciated! My next step is to decide my SSD! will have a look at the links and see!
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14 Aug 2011   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

With 70C load temps, you're OK, but I wouldnt let it get much warmer than that.
So yes, Ocing would probably be a bad idea.

Even so, perhaps look into a good cooling pad? Cooler the better, although I do not think your in any danger at that temp.


Good luck with your upgrade. Lots of good ones to choose from out there.
You will not be dissappointed.
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14 Aug 2011   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, have almost decided the ssd, it is between my mushkin Callisto deluxe and the ocZ vertex 2. Which is better???also about cooling, it does get a lot hotter but I have built a custom stand that will bring the temp from 80 down to 50 which really isn't bad!!!
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14 Aug 2011   #20

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

I'm running a couple of OCZ's (- separately, not in RAID..)
- they're pretty amazing, very fast..



- and reliable, too..
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