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Old 02-04-2016, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a HP DM4-2015dx laptop with an i3 2310M (2.1 ghz) cpu. I can get an i5 2540M (2.6ghz) cpu for $37. on ebay
Would this be worth the $$ and time to upgrade this laptop?
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you certain that those CPU models are correct?
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Edited: Left out the "M" for mobile. According to HP's web site, that i5 is qualified for this laptop
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Cool, in that case what are the other specs of the laptop?
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on board Intel 3000 graphics, It currently has 6 gb DDR3 memory but it can go to 8gb. I put a Samsung 250gb SSD in it last summer. Windows 10 pro
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http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02845383
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Should be a good upgrade then, IMO.
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Thanks,
wasn't sure if I would get that much more out of it for the $37. cost
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The only difference between the two is CPU boost. I think boosting to 3.3 might be worth $37.
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yup... that i5 has turbo-boost up to 3.3 ghz on a app that uses one core of the two. I thought it would be a good deal for the price. Just wanted that confirmed by someone else too.
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I men if we were talking like 75 or above idk if it'd be worth it but 37 isn't much.
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