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Processor Switch or Not?

I bought a Laptop for my wife, Compaq Presario V5305WM
Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3300+
2.00GHz processor speed
Up to 1600MHz system bus running at AC/DC Mode 25 watt
128KB L2 Cache
512MB 333MHz DDR System Memory
Max supported 2048MB
24X DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
60GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M IGP with 128MB DDR (shared)
Integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ45 connector)
54g 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM / SpeedBooster support
High Speed 56K modem
The question is How good is the Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3300+ ? She told me she wants a Pentium, A friend of mine has a new ,
Intel Mobile Pentium 4
Package type 478-pin FC-mPGA4
Processor speed (GHz) 2.3
Bus speed (MHz) 400
L2 cache size (KB) 512

Would this be a better Processor, and would it work well in the laptop without any other Modifications? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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Pentium 4s are not good in laptops.

In reply to: Processor Switch or Not?

That's the old desktop CPU. There was a call for this CPU and the laptop makers provided them in spite of heat and battery issues.


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In reply to: Processor Switch or Not?

Sempron is a budget CPU and there is a reason for this. If you want to stick with AMD then the Turions would be better though I'm not sure if one would fit into that motherboard or not. I am 99% positive that you can't just pop in a Pentium 4 M, which is a somewhat old processor as there were Core Duo and now Core 2 Duo in laptops as its successor, without doing some major work on the socket.

Pentium is the old line from Intel. I would think a Core Duo or Core 2 Duo would be far better but then that's JMHO.


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