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Windows 7: My system spec issue


05 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 
My system spec issue

OK, another issue I have come across. Im sorry for being so thick in others eyes. Im a Tech support advisor for Tesco and I only know the basics and a bit extra just to advise whats best for customers, Not fix or drastically alter their machines. Ill start this front the beginning:

The options in PCWORLD I had for my current laptop was this-

Black or Red
Intel Pentium 1.3Ghz
3GB DDR3
250GB HDD
£469.00

White
Pentium dual-core (2CPU's)
4GB DDR3
320GB HDD
£500

I didn't want the extra RAM or HDD space but I did want white and dual pentium so I pondered a bit about what to get. I was leaning more toward the white even though I didnt need the extra stuff. Then I saw Tesco got a new laptop in, Toshiba T130 13K, 3GB DDR3, 250GB HDD, White but said Dual Pentium for £469.00 so I thought, bargain, matches what I want for £469 so im getting an extra core for nothing.
Anyway, the WEI has just told me that I only have 1 core, im royaly *@'$"% off. dxdiag states this:
Genuine Intel(R) CPU U2700 @ 1.3Ghz, ~1.3Ghz
DirectX 11

What is the second 1.3Ghz thing about and why does WEI reckon I have DirectX 10 when Diag says it's 11? Which ones right? Is it single or dual core and is it 10 or 11?

Also is my computer absolute poo? Honestly? is single core useless at 1.3Ghz when average systems have dual 2.2's maxing at 4.4Ghz total when Im only maxing 1.3 total?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

1) Yes, the CPU is crap to put it bluntly, that would be a slow CULV CPU.

2) Your GPU supports a certain level of DirectX, check the display tab.

Post a shot of HWInfo32's summary screen too. Here it is for my gaming system:

My system spec issue-specs.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
1) Yes, the CPU is crap to put it bluntly, that would be a slow CULV CPU.

2) Your GPU supports a certain level of DirectX, check the display tab.

Post a shot of HWInfo32's summary screen too. Here it is for my gaming system:

Attachment 52174
Balls. Yep, its a 13.3" so its designed to be portable and the Drivers DDI says 10 so it is DirectX 10?
Where do I find the HWinfo32 thing from?
Are processors easy to change and cheap to buy? I wanted a Core 2 Duo?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
1) Yes, the CPU is crap to put it bluntly, that would be a slow CULV CPU.

2) Your GPU supports a certain level of DirectX, check the display tab.

Post a shot of HWInfo32's summary screen too. Here it is for my gaming system:

Attachment 52174
Balls. Yep, its a 13.3" so its designed to be portable and the Drivers DDI says 10 so it is DirectX 10?

Are processors easy to change and cheap to buy? I wanted a Core 2 Duo?
Not in a laptop unless you built it yourself - the portable in my specs is my work laptop, and is a perfect example of an ultraportable. A single core will make multitasking an issue, and that is compounded by the low clock speed. Yes, that's DirectX 10. Fill in your system specs too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
1) Yes, the CPU is crap to put it bluntly, that would be a slow CULV CPU.

2) Your GPU supports a certain level of DirectX, check the display tab.

Post a shot of HWInfo32's summary screen too. Here it is for my gaming system:

Attachment 52174
Balls. Yep, its a 13.3" so its designed to be portable and the Drivers DDI says 10 so it is DirectX 10?

Are processors easy to change and cheap to buy? I wanted a Core 2 Duo?
Not in a laptop unless you built it yourself - the portable in my specs is my work laptop, and is a perfect example of an ultraportable. A single core will make multitasking an issue, and that is compounded by the low clock speed. Yes, that's DirectX 10. Fill in your system specs too.
Oh crap, guess am stuck with it now then. My system has never been slow though, it has peaked at 100% a quite a few times but never slowed down and I read DDR3 was double the data rate of DDR2 equivalent, that right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Yes, although the other memory characteristics are just as important, such as specific features like EEC and especially timings/latency. This is why store bought PC's are useless - poor parts and no info. In additional, all that memory will not be utilised effeciently if there isn't a proper CPU driving it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Yes, although the other memory characteristics are just as important, such as specific features like EEC and especially timings/latency. This is why store bought PC's are useless - poor parts and no info. In additional, all that memory will not be utilised effeciently if there isn't a proper CPU driving it.
Well I only work weekends cus finding work in britain is slim cus of the current state the country's clueless leaders have gotten us in so I have to put up with whatever comes along for now. When I get a full time job I may do a custom build, probably a better option.
So my motherboard/setup wont accept a higher grade CPU?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Yes, although the other memory characteristics are just as important, such as specific features like EEC and especially timings/latency. This is why store bought PC's are useless - poor parts and no info. In additional, all that memory will not be utilised effeciently if there isn't a proper CPU driving it.
Well I only work weekends cus finding work in britain is slim cus of the current state the country's clueless leaders have gotten us in so I have to put up with whatever comes along for now. When I get a full time job I may do a custom build, probably a better option.
So my motherboard/setup wont accept a higher grade CPU?
No. Here is your CPU info. Yes, its not much:

Intel® Pentium® Processor SU2700 (2M Cache, 1.30 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) with SPEC Code(s)

It also will not support XP Mode in 7 Professional/Ultimate, but you can use Virtual Box instead if you wish.
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