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Started by Jeff Corbett, January 30, 2021, 03:36:58 PM
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Quote from: Jeff Corbett on January 30, 2021, 03:36:58 PMHi Folks,I'm thinking of upgrading my old Aspire 5710 by installing a faster CPU. Currently sporting a Core 2 Duo T5500, it would speed up, it appears, by about 30% if I could find a reasonably cheap T7600, say, or to be a little less ambitious, a TT7400. I'm wondering, does anybody here know anything about those chinese manufactured CPUs available on the internet. Are they the real thing?/reliable?/worth considering? These old processors are no longer made by Intel apparently, so the only other choice would be a second-hand one. Both routes clearly come with attached risks, but which would be the best bet? Another issue might be the BIOS. Would that need to be changed before changing the CPU? I'd certainly be happier if the answer to that question was a resounding NO! Anyone out there got an opinion?/information?/advice? (even if it's just 'get a faster computer'. Thanks for reading this anyway,Best Regards,Jeff C.