HP 6710B - Upgrading CPU & HDD

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  1. A||uSiOn

    A||uSiOn Member

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    Hey guys

    I got this HP 6710B and its got a t7250 2.0ghz 2MB Cache with a 120GB 5400rpm.

    Now I wnat to upgrade her and give her a nice boost in performance,.

    1. Upgrade the drive to a 500GB Seagate Momentous 7200.4 16MB Cache

    These drives are rated the fastest drives on the market from my googling I been doing.

    2. Upgrade the processor to a T9600 2.8Ghz 6Mb Cache

    Now the only information I have found is that theres a model a 6710b that has the t9500 in it , I also found this thread which seems to have no hard evidence - http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=218173

    And also in this PDF it shows the chasis comes with all these cpus as an option - http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12685_na/12685_na.PDF

    So I am questioning if a T9500 will fit surely a T9600 should ? :)

    Any info would be appreciated.
     
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  3. bennyg

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    Noooo... [edit: to OP] there are Socket Ps that were made for 800FSB and later ones that were made for 1066FSB. t9600 is a 1066FSB cpu.

    I chucked a t9500 in this lappy that replaced a t7300 which replaced a t5470, all 800FSB procs. Now just because later Vostro 1500s can support 1066FSB Penryns doesn't mean Dell hasnt made a quick update to allow it...

    I got a nice boost in speed from the T7300->T9500 but I waited a while till I got one very very cheap... along with a very nice screen :leet:

    Upgrading to a 2x2.8 with more cache will give a significant boost in perf but it will be so ridiculously hugely expensive. If you find such a CPU on sale (not already IN a laptop that is) in Aus at all.

    Regarding HDD - if you're after speed and have no budget (which you don't if you're seriously considering a T9600) get an SSD. Otherwise looking at HDD transfer rates/seek times etc is kind of like agonising over what model of Daewoo to choose in a race against a Porsche.

    edit: how much RAM you got?
     
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    A||uSiOn

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    Ram is sorted its got 4gb

    I need space more then speed and the 120Gb 5400 fujitsui doesnt cut it
     
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    try it and let us know. I have one of these laptops lying around.
     

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