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Windows 7: I need a professional opinion.

22 May 2010   #1
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
I need a professional opinion.

Will changing form a Celeron 1.3 to a ULV 7300 Core Duo 1.3 processor, and changing from a 5400 rpm hard drive to a 7200 rpm hard drive give me any noticeable performance improvments, or will it be so little I won't notice. I do nothing major on my laptop. Just surfing, insurance quotes from various companies quoteing software, quicken, Office 2007, internet etc. I run W7 HP. 32 bit

I have chance to trade up my laptop with the two above upgrades and also to an b/g/n wireless card form a b/g for aobut $150-$175. How much is this total trade up worth, if anything? It is the same model laptop, except for the three upgrades.

I really appreciate any input from this forum.

Thanks,
Bill


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22 May 2010   #2
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

I personally think you will notice an improvement; what about upping the Ram also.
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22 May 2010   #3
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Thanks

To get a 4gb stick for this rig costs about $150.

What do you think these other three options I mentioned in the original post are worth. I cant afford both. Would I be better to get the 4gb ram, and keep the old laptop with the new ram? Or get the newer laptop, but still with 2 gb ram, and the other three upgrades?
Thanks,
Bill
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22 May 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The duo core will be noticable. The faster disk barely. But as manhunter says, the key to performance is RAM. 3GBs is ideal for a 32bit system.

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What do you think these other three options I mentioned in the original post are worth. I cant afford both. Would I be better to get the 4gb ram, and keep the old laptop with the new ram? Or get the newer laptop, but still with 2 gb ram, and the other three upgrades
In that case I would vote for the upgrades - meaning the new laptop.
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22 May 2010   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
To get a 4gb stick for this rig costs about $150.

What do you think these other three options I mentioned in the original post are worth. I cant afford both. Would I be better to get the 4gb ram, and keep the old laptop with the new ram? Or get the newer laptop, but still with 2 gb ram, and the other three upgrades?
Thanks,
Bill
get the newer laptop , you can upgrade the ram later when you can afford it
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22 May 2010   #6
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
To get a 4gb stick for this rig costs about $150.

What do you think these other three options I mentioned in the original post are worth. I cant afford both. Would I be better to get the 4gb ram, and keep the old laptop with the new ram? Or get the newer laptop, but still with 2 gb ram, and the other three upgrades?
Thanks,
Bill
Ah, I'm slightly confused now. I thought the options presented were purely that of an upgrade in hardware - not that of a new laptop on offer. In which case, I personally would go with the new laptop (and the upgraded spec.) and live with the 2GB Ram - Windows 7 will cope with that with ease for your needs IMHO. Anyone else/?
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22 May 2010   #7
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

yes for sure. u will see nice increase. but u should also note by going from single to dual and 5400 to 7200 your battery life is gonna take a bit hit
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22 May 2010   #8
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks. I didn't think about that, and I spend several hours a week on battery with clients in their home. That is an important condideration.
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