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Old 07-25-2012, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, my birthday (and college) is coming up relatively soon and I'm looking to upgrade my laptop.I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E520 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...34246254). I'm pretty sure this is what I got, the specs are the same but idk if 11433EU is relevant. I've been searching for a while but I'm not a computer guru so a lot of it passes over my head and I need help. Right now my computer has the i3 but I want something faster that can play SC2 (on Low) while streaming if it's possible. My friend said heat is going to be a big issue with getting a more powerful CPU so I also need help to cool it if possible.

I think these links might be relevant:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edg...d-p/662377

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edg...d-p/761803



I'm planning to put the laptop off to the side and use a desktop monitor/keyboard/mouse connected to the laptop. Like I've seen the pros do, so I think it'd be easier to cool in it's own little place.

Price range: Unlimited, for both CPU and cooling fans.

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Old 07-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So what exactly are you asking and none of the links in your post.
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In a laptop, any CPU you CAN upgrade will be negligible. You won't get much performance out of it.
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Plus it would be super expensive to upgrade a CPU in a laptop. Believe me, I've looked... not really worth it for a negligible gain in performance.

Also, to the OP: your links in your first post don't work.
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