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Old 07-17-2012, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So on the requirements for college laptops next year I'll need a laptop with a Intel Core i5 2520M, 2.5GHz or equivalent processor.

My current laptop has an amd phenom ii n640 dual-core mobile processor. Does this processor live up to the requirements? Also, the laptop requires 4GB of RAM, my laptop has 4 with 3.75 listed as usable. Does this make a difference? Thanks for the help.
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Why do you "require" an i5? What are you studying for?

For RAM, you most likely have a 32-git operating system that can only use up to ~3.5gb

What is your budget also? Depending upon that, we will pick out an ample system.
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Why do you "require" an i5? What are you studying for?

For RAM, you most likely have a 32-git operating system that can only use up to ~3.5gb

What is your budget also? Depending upon that, we will pick out an ample system.
Or he has a laptop with integrated graphics.
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Why do you "require" an i5? What are you studying for?

For RAM, you most likely have a 32-git operating system that can only use up to ~3.5gb

What is your budget also? Depending upon that, we will pick out an ample system.
I'm studying biochemistry, not too sure why it's required it could be more of a recommended sort of thing. My parents would be willing to help quite a bit with a laptop so I'm not too concerned. Is my processor far off?
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Or he has a laptop with integrated graphics.
I believe I do, not sure how to tell. I have a 64 bit Windows 7 system.
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Why do you "require" an i5? What are you studying for?

For RAM, you most likely have a 32-git operating system that can only use up to ~3.5gb

What is your budget also? Depending upon that, we will pick out an ample system.
Also, I have a Toshiba Satellite L675D if that helps. The college also recommends a 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card, I have a Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n. Would this be a problem?
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