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Windows 7: Intel Turbo Boost VS Overclocking?

10 Jun 2010   #21
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In theory, as long as the upgrade cpu is the same socket type (PGA988), then yes; however, in practice, I can't find any mobile i5's, only one's already installed in machines. Granted, I didn't do much digging, but even if you did/could find one, Gateway would charge you an arm and most of the leg to swap the chip. May as well get the nicer chip now. I also just realized the i3 does not support Turbo Boost. IntelĀ® Coreā„¢ i3-350M Processor (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz) with SPEC Code(s) SLBPK, SLBPL

lol, and yeah, sorry about hi-jacking your thread.


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10 Jun 2010   #22
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

OMG HI-JACKED!???? I just realized this =P OH NOES!!! lol its ok.
Yeah, theres no turbo boost on it...I was wondering why it didn't have any turbo boost...
You put the wrong intel chip up there too, it is the core i3 330M not 350M =P
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10 Jun 2010   #23
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The i3 was is designed for non-gaming home or school usage. They also include a graphics processor on the same die as the microprocessor. I'm thinking at their price point and power consumption, they weren't meant to compete with the i5. Unfortunately, laptops have limited upgradability. A SSD would be the most worthy upgrade. A Guy
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10 Jun 2010   #24
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Why a solid state drive..? I heard it is completely quiet ( about all I have heard, that, and it is very very expensive...), but as for gaming/ hardcore multitasking, what can I expect there..?
Note: If the i3 was designed for non-gaming use, why include a GPU on the same die...and what graphics card would it be equivalent to? ( and then i3 GPU + ATI 5650 = What equivalent graphics card? )
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11 Jun 2010   #25
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Games don't use hard drives (solid state or mechanical) while gaming; they only use the hdd to load the map, after that, hard drive size/speed/whatever is pointless.

Onboard graphics aren't as robust as dedicated graphics cards, so they're ideal for a non-gaming machine.
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11 Jun 2010   #26
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ahhh, for gaming...I'd agree the i3 wouldn't be a great choice if you plan to game. A Guy
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11 Jun 2010   #27
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a Core 2 Duo T6600 right now...and it's great for gaming...( no lag...)
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11 Jun 2010   #28
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Notebookcheck: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics Card Review

I do like the GPU on this though (CPU might cut fps by 2-4fps). The CPU is a little low at 2.13, mine has the C2Dou 2.13, but has Asus Extreme turbo which safely boosts it to ~2.3 My games are fine CPU wise

For Low budget, this is a good machine.

I hook mine up to a 1680x1050 monitor and it does good. I usually get +30fps with medium to high settings.


Its hard to find laptops with good gaming specs. Most are very expensive. mine was low-budget price at $900
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Edit:My system appears to be higher on 3dmark score (first image in post)

The test in post was for i7 not i3

Sorry for misposting info
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11 Jun 2010   #29
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Edit posting new post so you'll see it

My system appears to be higher on 3dmark score (first image in post)

The test in post was for i7 not i3

Sorry for misposting info
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11 Jun 2010   #30
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

So an ATI 5650 is good for gaming? ( It is equivalent to a NVIDIA Geforce 250 GTS about...is that good? and good compared to the GTX model of it?) I currently have a G210 M ( 10 % below the 240M for gaming performance ) I really don't get why NVIDIA has the different models of GT , GTS, GTX and ones without a GT in their name...they should really just have one model, and for it to be GTX...I really do not know the performance difference when going from GT to GTS, to GTX and such...
hmm...I am off to compare the 5650 with a NVIDIA Geforce 7800M GTX & 8800M GTX...

EDIT: Your post above does not contain a picture for a benchmark...
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