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Do I need a faster processor?

I use an early version of AutoCAD in my architectural practice which serves me well. Recently I purchased a 3D program, Chief Architect Home Designer Professional. After building a project, while moving between view orientations, it seems to take forever. The same is true when I initially open the program.
The HP laptop (HP ENVY x360 Convertible) OS is Win10, the processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 2Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s).
If I upgrade to a faster processor will that increase the speed when moving between views in the 3D program?

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Actually it's part CPU and part GPU.

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Since you have just the Intel graphics, your CPU gets to do all the work. So while the i7 of same or better class may help, it will be marginally faster.

Did you change to SSD and boost the RAM too?

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Do I need a faster processor?

In reply to: Actually it's part CPU and part GPU.

Thank you for responding to my question is such a timely manner.
No. This pc right is off the showroom floor. As stock as it can be.
What do you suggest I do?

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Took a quick look at the laptop line

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And found no user upgrade path to the CPU. Same for the GPU. So the most you can do now is to change to SSD and kick the RAM to 8GB or more.

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Do I need a faster processor?

In reply to: Took a quick look at the laptop line

Thank you R. Proffitt,

If I understand you correctly: I cannot replace the current cpu with a newer, faster one. Therefore, the only option would be to purchase a new computer. Or, replace the existing HDD with an SSD and increase the RAM to 8Gb, or more, depending upon what the computer will accept.
Then, I must ask, if, after making these upgrades, will the cost be justified by the performance increase? Do you believe these upgrades will result in a smoother and faster transition between the 3D views?

Best regards,

Roy

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I can't guess the exact payback.

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But that's your options for getting the most out of what you have. (RAM and SSD.)

The SSD alone can reduce many millisecond delays to microseconds and the RAM helps too. As to the CPU, I guess you could try but no where did I find support for that. You would do so on your own and take on all the risk, etc.

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Do I need a faster processor?

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Thank you R. Priffitt,

If the SSD alone will reduce the time it is worth investigating. I will check out the SSD and RAM and proceed from there.

I thank you for your honest input. You have helped me tremendously.

I wish you a successful and profitable 2017. Happy

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Please

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please try to upgrade your processor and ram also because in architectural field you should have upgraded processor for heavy software like Auto-cad 3d max , Maya, Photoshop etc

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Please tell how.

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I looked the model under discussion and found no support for a CPU change.

If you found a document or site, please share that detail. You don't want the OP to think less of you here.

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