Upgrading My Laptop CPU

  DJKJScooby 20:16 28 Apr 2008

I have just bought myself a Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO V5535 and it has a 1.83GHz CPU and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this would be able to be upgraded to a faster unit e.g. Pentium 4 3GHz? It already has 2GB of RAM and the HD is running at 7200rpm but it still seems to be lagging a bit! Any help would be greatly appreciated? Thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 20:22 28 Apr 2008

I'm not sure that upgrading the CPU, even if it's possible, will make a lot of difference. What seems to be the problem, ie where does it "lag a bit"?

What OS are you using? XP should run well on that.

  MCE2K5 20:25 28 Apr 2008

Sepecs for ESPRIMO Mobile V5535 click here

  Technotiger 20:26 28 Apr 2008

The motherboards in laptops are not designed to
support replaceable CPUs. They tend to be directly wired to the board instead of through a socket, as with a desktop. Even in cases where the CPU can be replaced the clock on the board is not designed to be adjustable to different processor speeds.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:48 28 Apr 2008

1. Software

a) Clear out all temporay files and folders -- use Crap Cleaner click here

b) Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
Windows Defender click here

Free Antivirus software
Avast4 click here
AVG antivirus click here

c) Clean the registry -- Free Registry cleaners :-
RegscrubXP click here
Regseeker click here
TweakNow RegCleaner 1.3.2 click here
Easycleaner click here ( Use with care, It advises you to back up the registry first, this is a good idea as it cleans rather aggressively. )

d) Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Rght click MY Computer - select propeties - Advanced tab - Performance - advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a differnt drive (if you have one), click custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory = set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok.
If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the PC to crash (restart).

e) Cut down on the programs that load at startup -- Start - Run type msconfig - startup tab- untick everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispyware

and the services that run in the background. click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:49 28 Apr 2008

2. Hardware

a) Hard drives / IDE Channels:

i) Check the transfer rate, you need to have the transfer mode set to DMA not PIO.
Right click My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager - Expand (click the + ) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers right click Primary Channel - Advanced Settings Tab -
If transfer Mode is PIO then follow the instructions at click here to change.

ii) Check for errors and defrag your hard drives -- My Computer - select drive - properties - tool tab - Error checking / Defragmentation.

ii) If you are using Windows XP, it's a good idea to convert your system drive to the NTFS file system if you have not already. In addition to providing numerous security and data recovery improvements over FAT32 (the file system of choice for Windows 9x/ME and XP Home) it can also speed up your system slightly.

In fact, the only real reason for sticking with the FAT32 file system for any of your data is if you have more than one operating system on your PC and the other OS's can only see FAT32 partitions (as would be the case with Windows 98, for example, which is incapable of reading NTFS data).

To convert your drives to NTFS:
Right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage'
From the computer management window, expand storage and select 'disk management.'
Using the 'file system' column of the upper pane of this window, you can easily check what file system each of your logical drives is using. Make a note of this information.
Now open a command prompt window by going to 'start\run' and typing 'cmd'
To convert a disk to NTFS, type 'convert (drive letter): /fs:ntfs'
So for example, if you were going to convert your C: drive, you would type 'Convert c: /fs:ntfs' at the prompt.

b) Divers
Obtain the newest drivers for your hardware
This may seem a bit obvious, but keeping your system's drivers up to date can give both your performance and stability a boost. Video card manufacturers release updates especially often, and these can often give "significant boosts" to gaming performance as video card in question is "optimized."

Don't neglect the other components of your system either. Your motherboard manufacturer may have released newer versions of its Input/output drivers for your board, and sound cards and other peripherals can also benefit from newer software.

c) Memory
Add more physical memory, this of course means opening the "box" and fitting a memory module, make sure you buy one that is suitable for your PC. Crucial .com click here will guide you through the process of slecting the correct memory. click here for a guide to fitting memory.

  DJKJScooby 01:27 30 Apr 2008

Mon, [email protected]:25

Sepecs for ESPRIMO Mobile V5535 click here

So does the above mean that I could upgrade my new laptop to a Intel®Core™2 Duo Mobile T7300/2GHz/800MHz/4MB????

  Ditch999 10:04 30 Apr 2008

A laptop is a laptop. The only components you should even think about changing are the memory (relatively easy) and hard disk (can be complicated)
If you want better performance buy a better spec laptop or a desktop.

  DJKJScooby 10:49 02 May 2008

I have just bought this one in the hopes that I would be able to upgrade it as my last laptop died on me and I needed one fast. I have already looked at the CPU and found out that it is a relatively simple process of removing the CPU so the only information I require is will I be able to add a newer CPU and if so what should I look for while purchasing. From one of the top postings I have seen that the same model of laptop as mine comes with different CPU's; does this mean that my motherboard will be the same and therefore will be able to handle on of the faster dual core CPU's? Thanks for everyone's help.

  Ditch999 11:19 02 May 2008

The motherboard may be a different version from other V5535s and with it being FS they have a tendency to use their own branded boards and BIOS files which means that you cant find out what will or will not work. All you can tell is what you have installed already. If you are rich and want to take the chance of totally ruining your laptop then go ahead and the best of luck! If yours is the Intel Core Duo T2390 then, for a laptop, it is relatively quick. A Pentium 4 3ghz CPU will definitely not work.

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