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Windows 7: Expert Knowledge Required - Updating GPUs?

08 Oct 2009   #21


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
For what you'd pay for a chip of the same line, your gains for going up 200 mhz or so aren't going to be noticeable, so it won't not be worth upgrading.
Fixed it for you. :)
Chuckle. I hope you do better tech work.

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08 Oct 2009   #22

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200 mhz on a Core2Duo laptop aren't going to make much of a difference at all, in terms of actual performance. Not anywhere near as much as memory, or a faster hard drive. Line up a bunch of indentical Dell laptops, with varying levels of the same processor line, but the same hardware everywhere else, and compare them. This is all done with the same image as well. That little bit in processor speed won't translate to anything noticeable. If you jump lines to one with much more cache, such as going from 2 MB to 4 MB, absolutely. If you think pure MHZ still means something, you haven't been paying attention to the processor wars between Intel and AMD for about 6 years now.

It would be rather foolish to pay $200, possibly void a warranty, etc for a very minimal, at best gain, which is exactly how I worded it earlier....not worth the money. There's a little concept called ROI we use in the management world.
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