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Old 11-28-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default How do I increase my processor speed?

My processor speed is only 1.73 GHz and I need to increase my processor speed to at least 2 GHz, so how can I do it? Do I need to buy a better processor? Or can I just overclock my GPU? And if I can, how do I overclock my GPU? I've look it up, but I'm not really sure how...Anyhow, Here are my stats or w/e...
Dell Inspiron 1525
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit Service Pack 2
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @1.73GHz
Memory: 2GB
I can't think of anything else to add, so let me know if you need any more info. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
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Hold on there a bit... that's a laptop? AFAIK all Intel's T**** CPUs are laptop processors. If it is, you really shouldn't be overclocking anything, laptop cooling is usually designed to handle just the heat the components can put out at stock speeds and you'd most likely end up running the system too hot even if you managed to OC it and keep it stable.

Overclocking any prebuilt machine is a bit risky anyway, you'd have to use software to do it which may or may not brick your system (I've never heard of this actually happening, though, but a lot of people seem to think it's dangerous).
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So how do I increase the processing speed? Do I have to buy a better processor? Is it possible to increase the processing speed?
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No, it's really not possible on a laptop. Those aren't made to be upgradeable... the processor is fine, though, if your system is being unusually slow that's most likely not the issue. If it can't run games, it's most likely because of the lacking GPU, not processor, but you really can't upgrade that either.
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No, I can't use Photoshop. Photoshop requires a 2 GHz processor.
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No, it's really not possible on a laptop. Those aren't made to be upgradeable... the processor is fine, though, if your system is being unusually slow that's most likely not the issue. If it can't run games, it's most likely because of the lacking GPU, not processor, but you really can't upgrade that either.
laptops can be upgraded in such as ram,cpu,hdd,cd/dvd drive.
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No, I can't use Photoshop. Photoshop requires a 2 GHz processor.
Have you actually tried it? It's not gonna just die on you (well, it shouldn't anyway) if you don't have exactly a 2GHz CPU. It might run a little sluggish at times, but unless you're doing some serious professional work you should be fine running it on your current computer.
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laptops can be upgraded in such as ram,cpu,hdd,cd/dvd drive.
HDD and RAM are pretty much the only feasible ones. You can't really upgrade the CPU because there's a good chance your cooling isn't going to be able to handle it, and CD/DVD drive... well, those are a pain to change but while it's possible, why would you ever want to do that? The only reason I can come up with is replacing a broken one, but then that would be a repair, not an upgrade...

I'm not saying that it's absolutely impossible to upgrade them, but it's nowhere as feasible and useful as upgrading a desktop (extra RAM and a faster/bigger hard drive only help so much).

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Yes when I try to install it, I get the blue screen of death mid-way. I assume it's because my processor speed is inadequate...I've tried to install it like 5 times now.
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Yes when I try to install it, I get the blue screen of death mid-way. I assume it's because my processor speed is inadequate...I've tried to install it like 5 times now.
Blue screen of death? Wow... no, that's nothing to do with processor speed (if it is, the installer has to be a mighty big pile of garbage), there's got to be something up with your system or the installer (or both). What exact error are you getting?
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