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#1 cmoccero

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:36 AM

I have a Compaq Presario v3000 that I recently fixed by baking the motherboard in the oven at 385 degree's. That fused the sodder back together where the video chip was, where it had separated due to the heat from the components. Now I am wondering what the BEST processor upgrade is for this laptop along with the optimum RAM upgrade.

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Mobile AMD sempron 3400+ 1.8GHZ
Wistron Board model 30b5
Nvidea Geforce Go 6150 chipset
DDR2 dual channel Qimonda RAM, 333MHZ, 512MB installed - PC2_5300

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:36 AM

I really don't think a processor upgrade is really worth it because the cost of the processor itself is expensive.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:43 AM

A lot would depend on the socket type, if its a AM2 you can feasibly find a turion or athlon to work in it, however, mobile AMD CPUs are hard to come by. They dont sell them new, youd have to find one on ebay, and thats a maybe-youd be better off maxing out your ram in my opinion.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:09 AM

It says socket S1, and I can't seem to find out how much RAM my computer can hold.
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:42 AM

My guess is that a faster processor will generate more heat. Since the motherboard has a history of heat related problems, I'm not sure I would invest in an upgrade that will raise the temp in the case and possibly cause additional problems.
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 03:33 AM

Well, just to be sure try downloading Speccy and I can get a better idea from there what can be done to it.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 04:22 AM

Hahaa to be honest I know all about those defects, I fixed this one by placing the motherboard in the oven at 385 degree's for 7:45 and it fixed it. I understand that a faster processor will bring more heat and now I'm starting to get other idea's. I know this laptop can hold 2 gigs of ram, and with a HD upgrade would it be able to run games like half life 2 on maxed settings smooth even with my stock processor. And what spec's do you want, I would be happy to get them for you.
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Posted 25 December 2010 - 11:02 AM

Run speccy, it will get them all. And a larger hard drive will not really improve your performance that much, its just storage.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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