Hi, I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 with 2GB of DDR3, an AMD v140 processor and a 250GB 5400 RPM hard drive. I do quite a lot of video recording and editing on the laptop but it is really slow and 5-6 minute videos can take 4 hours to render, I can't use the computer for other things while videos are rendering either. I've been thinking about upgrading to an AMD Mobile Phenom II N970 Quad 2.2GHz processor, 4GB of RAM (Maybe 8GB) and a 250GB SSD, I have never upgraded a laptop before so I don't really know if it will make a big difference in performance.
The laptop is running Windows 7 64 Bit.
Do you think the processor and RAM upgrades will make a big difference and allow me to render videos faster and use the internet while a video is rendering? Also, are there any other processors or recconmendations you can give me to make the computer faster in general?
EDIT: I've never replaced a processor so I don't really know which are compatible, could I put an i3 or i5 in there? Or is there a list of compatible ones I can see?
Any help much appreciated. Thanks
Edited by adiwalsh, 15 May 2013 - 09:30 AM.