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Hello everyone,

What Should i Consider when Upgrading My Processor? i want to go for core 2 duo (something like 2.33), but there must be some things to consider in my Chipset for compatability, what are these?

my chipset is Intel 945PM, but this is all what i know

plz help

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For upgrading reasons i suggest:

1. a cup of coffee and a few hours of free time

2. running NERD (see link in my signature) to have a peek/confirm the innards/specifications of your HP

3. Intel Homepage for 945: http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/945pm/index.htm

Have a look at the Datasheet for INTEL 945 HERE especially Chapter 1.3; 1.2.1

4. Read the Comparison Table for INTEL CPUs and Chipsets: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/mo...b/CS-007967.htm

5. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Modellnummern

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel...microprocessors

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel...microprocessors

You might need a second cup of :)

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For upgrading reasons i suggest:

1. a cup of coffee and a few hours of free time

2. running NERD (see link in my signature) to have a peek/confirm the innards/specifications of your HP

3. Intel Homepage for 945: http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/945pm/index.htm

Have a look at the Datasheet for INTEL 945 HERE especially Chapter 1.3; 1.2.1

4. Read the Comparison Table for INTEL CPUs and Chipsets: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/mo...b/CS-007967.htm

5. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Modellnummern

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel...microprocessors

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel...microprocessors

You might need a second cup of :)

this is like giving a monkey a car to drive

:)

i saw laptops (Acer for example) have the same chipset i have with a core 2 duo (based on the 64bit archeticture), look here

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The Core 2's (at least the ones available now) are meant as a drop-in replacement for existing Core Duos, so for now they use the same chipset.

At some point the Core 2 Duos wil be upped to an 800 MHz bus and a new chipset will be introduced though.

And now for my 2 cents: I don't really know how much of an improvement you're going to get. The Core Duo is a good chip and unless you really want to dump a few hundred dollars on a new processor that may kill your battery life for an arguable performance boost in an operating system that doesn't really support 64 bit well... your call.

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The Core 2's (at least the ones available now) are meant as a drop-in replacement for existing Core Duos, so for now they use the same chipset.

At some point the Core 2 Duos wil be upped to an 800 MHz bus and a new chipset will be introduced though.

And now for my 2 cents: I don't really know how much of an improvement you're going to get. The Core Duo is a good chip and unless you really want to dump a few hundred dollars on a new processor that may kill your battery life for an arguable performance boost in an operating system that doesn't really support 64 bit well... your call.

thank u all for the reply

well i want a 64bit for 64bit programs, windows vista, etc,

but

does the motherboard needs to be supporting 64bit processors? Intel.com says the core 2 duo is for 945PM/GM chipset (here & here), however, HP technical support says that my motherboard (intel 945PM) does not support 64bit, i don't get it, why this controversy

i am not really concerned about speed as much as i am concerned about 64bit archeticture (i would be happy with a 1.8 64bit processor)

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i am not really concerned about speed as much as i am concerned about 64bit archeticture (i would be happy with a 1.8 64bit processor)

I'm not sure how Vista is going to work, but I have seen a lot of reports of compatibility issues with XP 64 bit with 32 bit programs, not to mention the crappy driver support. Now I DO think that Vista will end up being better in the 64 bit realm after some time and after all of the issues are worked out, but I'm not sure what kind of performance increase that would give you.

If you aren't concerned about speed though, I really see no point in an upgrade.

But the Core 2 Duo will work in your laptop (unless the processor is soldered onto the board like mine is... and Apple just relesed the Core 2's today too... crap), unless the HP people know something that I don't (which they probably do, but it goes against everything I've read).

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I'm not sure how Vista is going to work, but I have seen a lot of reports of compatibility issues with XP 64 bit with 32 bit programs, not to mention the crappy driver support. Now I DO think that Vista will end up being better in the 64 bit realm after some time and after all of the issues are worked out, but I'm not sure what kind of performance increase that would give you.

If you aren't concerned about speed though, I really see no point in an upgrade.

But the Core 2 Duo will work in your laptop (unless the processor is soldered onto the board like mine is... and Apple just relesed the Core 2's today too... crap), unless the HP people know something that I don't (which they probably do, but it goes against everything I've read).

it is not soldered, but what about the bios update? HP don't recommend/support updating the processor, i am not sure how i am going to get the update

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Great, but make sure you exactly know which chipset is used in your HP as sometimes the official specifications for end users are not detailed enough (use NERD to read out the northbridge's name)

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