processors

  novice3 09:39 05 Jul 2006
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Which is the best processor etc to look for in a laptop? My main requirement is that it (the laptop) is as quiet as possible.

Give us a little more info on what your main uses will be. For example gameing, surfing or work related i.e Word and Excel etc.

  novice3 09:53 05 Jul 2006

General personal use - mostly surfing, digital camera, sometimes Word, etc

Ok next we need to know the make, mdel etc of your motherboard. Also how much you are willing to spend!

  novice3 10:03 05 Jul 2006

"make, mdel etc of your motherboard"

?? Basically, I need a laptop that's quiet. I thought that some processors were much quieter than others? Certainly some laptops are much quieter than others!

I would hope that there is a quiet laptop about for around £800?

  Belatucadrus 10:56 05 Jul 2006

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1200 and it's effectively silent, the fan kicks in occasionally as the heat builds up, but it's infrequent and whisper quiet.
If quietness is a primary requirement, I'd suggest looking at the lower spec laptops, they aren't as powerful, but as a result generate less heat and I doubt there's a laptop on the market that can't do what you've listed.

  biteblue 13:56 05 Jul 2006

It is not the processor that makes the noise it is the cooling for the processor and other components within the machine. An Intel Centrino or Celeron with a low clock speed will need less cooling so may be quieter.

  PaulOwen 13:57 05 Jul 2006

We need to know the make and model of the mobo to recommend a compatible CPU.

  Belatucadrus 14:05 05 Jul 2006

We'd only need to know the MOBO details if novice3 was looking to upgrade an existing Laptop, but that's not the way I read this thread. I think they're looking for specification gudance on a new machine.
I wouldn't recommend playing around with Laptop chips anyway, difficult to get at and marginal performance increase makes it IMHO a futile exercise.

  novice3 16:54 06 Jul 2006

"..looking for specification gudance on a new machine."

Yes, you're absolutely right Belatucadrus. Sorry for the confusion.

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