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    **Laptop CPU Upgrade Selection? Please Help, Thanks :)**

    Hi,

    Please could some knowledgeable people help me with selecting a fast processor upgrade either i5 or i7 (with 4 cores if possible) for the Dell Latitude E5430.

    I read that I need to confirm compatibility with:

    1. Socket support.
    2. Chipset support.
    3. Motherboard wattage support must support the TDP of given CPU.
    4. Bios support.

    before I can choose a CPU.

    I have looked here http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket%20G2%20(rPGA988B).html

    and check out my specs on CPU-Z but am still baffled which one to choose.

    Ideally I am looking for the fastest compatible i5 or i7 processor (quad if possible).

    Thanks in advance..

    Here is the CPUZ Blurp...

    drive.google.com/ope…TXM

    10 Comments

    Original Poster

    http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket%20G2%20(rPGA988B).html

    You just need your m/b info, then Google compatible cpu's, to be honest it's probably not worth changing it, looking at that models specs online it's a pretty basic 2014 laptop,

    Original Poster

    westy125

    You just need your m/b info, then Google compatible cpu's, to be honest … You just need your m/b info, then Google compatible cpu's, to be honest it's probably not worth changing it, looking at that models specs online it's a pretty basic 2014 laptop,



    Would you recommend upgrading the, CPU, RAM or HD to SSD? Or just leaving it how it is?

    I bought for £110 on ebay with the current specs:

    Intel Core i5 3320M 2.6GHz Dual Core
    8GB DDR3 @ 800 Mhz
    500gb 7,200 HD
    Intel HD 4000

    Thanks

    Kevlar Engineer

    Would you recommend upgrading the, CPU, RAM or HD to SSD? Or just leaving … Would you recommend upgrading the, CPU, RAM or HD to SSD? Or just leaving it how it is? I bought for £110 on ebay with the current specs:Intel Core i5 3320M 2.6GHz Dual Core8GB DDR3 @ 800 Mhz500gb 7,200 HDIntel HD 4000Thanks



    SSD would be the biggest impact (and easiest), by far. It has enough RAM, and the processor is competent enough for most things. I wouldn't bother trying to upgrade the processor.

    Original Poster

    I am using the laptop for, surfing the net, office, outputting to 1080p TV, downloading and streaming. Thanks

    Kevlar Engineer

    I am using the laptop for, surfing the net, office, outputting to 1080p … I am using the laptop for, surfing the net, office, outputting to 1080p TV, downloading and streaming. Thanks



    Definitely SSD as you will feel the speed increase every time you turn it on, or open a program, all the time really. None of that would come close to stressing out the CPU that's there currently (in fact a lot of people use Atom-powered laptops/tablets for those kinds of tasks).
    Edited by: "Muir" 17th Aug 2016

    As above stick a 500 gb ssd in, you will think it's a new laptop! Fresh install of os will be great also

    Original Poster

    and Hukd for ssd?

    Kevlar Engineer

    and Hukd for ssd?



    Depends if you must have it now or if you're willing to wait for a deal. Personally I'd rather do it right away for neatness (so you don't start using the HDD and then later have to transfer things to the SSD). This looks decent:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSSDHII-480G-G25-Ultra-Sata-Internal/dp/B00M8ABFX6/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1471459535&sr=1-3

    For an older laptop, you really don't need an expensive SSD to get the benefit. Depending on how much space you think you'd need, you could go for a smaller size to save money.
    Edited by: "Muir" 17th Aug 2016
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