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Advice Wanted About Processors


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#1 TechniMan

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:31 PM

Does anyone know where I can get a reasonably cheap 3GHz notebook processor (preferably Intel) in South-West England?
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

I'm a little confused. First off, why doesn't it matter if it's Intel or AMD? Computer's use either one, but can't use both. Also, why does it need to be 3ghz? I don't know of any laptop processors that go that high. A Core 2 duo processor running at say 1.4ghz would be much faster then any single core running at 3.0ghz.
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:29 PM

Do you have a specific motherboard that you wish to use, if so...what is it?

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:09 AM

sorry sterling, it's just i prefer intel for some reason (don't ask me why, i can't remember) and i have quite a few games now that require 2.8GHz to play them preoperly, although i can still lpay them with my current 1.8, if very slow (eg one minute trying to shoot someone, freezes for a couple secs, then i'm dead)
i'm sure i'll live without it, but it would be nice if i could get one
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:48 PM

That's alright. Intel is (currently) the leader in processors, and if your board uses Intel, you can't use an AMD processor in it. If you give us the model of your computer and/or motherboard, we might be able to help you with an appropriate upgrade.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:04 PM

Would you please post the make and model of your motherboard.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:20 AM

sorry guys, im not on often (i know i should be)
er, im not sure what it is, how do i find out what it is?
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:51 PM

Well if its not a custom built computer, just give us the model of the computer. For instance if it's a Dell, it might be a "Dell Dimension 3000", or something like that. It usually says on the front of the computer case.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:24 PM

If you download SIW it will show you what the motherboard and most everything is.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

it won't install for some reason, so i looked and found AIDA32 instead
it does the same thing, just waiting for it to download lol...
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:47 AM

FYI - SIW doesn't install, it just runs. If you double click on the downloaded executable, it'll generate a system report. If it doesn't work, then there's an issue either with the download or with your Windows installation.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:52 AM

well then, it won't run - it says it's not a valid Win32 application
ok, looks like it'd be better to tell you my laptop's a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ18E

Edited by TechniMan, 30 March 2008 - 08:54 AM.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:00 AM

Here's a couple of possible reasons for that error:
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