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Question HP 8710p upgrade , T9300 to a T9500 / X9000?

Danozzz

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Good evening.

My HP 8710p is running the T 9300 cpu, it can be a "little clunky" on some games.

Would the t9500 or the X9000 be better suited to my pc?

Cost is not an issue, and I play basic games.

Thank you for any input.
 

NTMBK

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If cost is not an issue and you want to play games, I would recommend buying a new laptop. Even with a slightly upgraded CPU, your laptop is not going to play games well. In particular the graphics chip is very old and underpowered, and you have no way to upgrade that.

However, out of the two options you give, I would recommend using the T9500. The X9000 has a higher power consumption (44 watts), and that might be too much power and heat for your laptop to handle.
 
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Hans Gruber

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I start seeing CPU models and this brings me back to my thinkpad collection. You want a T9600. That is the value play. $10-15 for a 2.8ghz clock.
 

VirtualLarry

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To be sure, these are all Core2-era dual-core CPUs, aren't they? Junk the laptop, IMHO. Get something a bit newer. (For gaming, I mean. For browsing, the Core2 still can't be too bad, just remember to swap in an SSD and install Win10.)
 

Danozzz

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I start seeing CPU models and this brings me back to my thinkpad collection. You want a T9600. That is the value play. $10-15 for a 2.8ghz clock.
Thanks Hans. Correct me if wrong, but I am limited to 800 fps due to the chipset. Will a T9600 exceed this?
 

Hans Gruber

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Thanks Hans. Correct me if wrong, but I am limited to 800 fps due to the chipset. Will a T9600 exceed this?
The T9500 (2.6ghz)is the closest CPU of that era that you can get to a x9000 (2.8ghz) in speed. The X9000 CPU goes for $65-80 which is crazy in 2020. But that is the top of the line CPU of that generation. People pay a premium for the best performing CPU.

In order of best performance X9000 2.8ghz, T9500 2.6ghz, T9300 2.5ghz, T8300 2.4ghz but with 3MB of cache vs. 6MB on the other chips. I have a drawer full of the T8300 CPU's.

Your chipset limits you to 800mhz memory which is equal to the FSB (front side bus) of 800/800mhz. You can use either 667mhz or 800mhz ram.

I updated my post correcting errors based on memory vs. accurate literature.
 
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Danozzz

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The T9600 is the closest CPU of that era that you can get to a x9000 in speed. The X9000 CPU goes for $65-80 which is crazy in 2020. But that is the top of the line CPU of that generation. I have two myself in W500 Thinkpads. They have 1920x1200 screens with 16:10 ratios. Those are the top of the line thinkpad of that era.

I was giving the best option with regards to budget and speed. You can get a T9600 on ebay for between $12-15. It's a 2.8ghz CPU and a step below the X9000 which is a 3.06ghz CPU.

Your chipset limits you to 800mhz memory which is equal to the FSB (front side bus) of 800/800mhz. You can use either 667mhz or 800mhz ram.
Thanks Hans, You have been a great help. I will install the X9000 and if it runs hot go to the T9600.
Thanks again
Danozz
 
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Hans Gruber

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Thanks Hans, You have been a great help. I will install the X9000 and if it runs hot go to the T9600.
Thanks again
Danozz
The T9500 is the next step below. It's a 2.6ghz CPU. The X9000 is a 2.8ghz CPU. I was off by a generation. The X9000 runs hot as blazes. Make sure you use good thermal paste.
 

Danozzz

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So the X9000. Then the T9500 not the 9600.

I'm using the Cooler Master, MASTERGEL MAKER.

Thanks again.
 

Danozzz

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RESULTS.
The new X9000 works great as it should.
Yes it runs warmer, temps from the old T9300 were 56 deg. The X9000 runs about 20 deg warmer.
The old 8710p does run faster, not by much but definitely a small improvement.
This is as far as I can upgrade this unit.
It fills all my requirements.

Again, thank you all for your advice.
DannOzz
 
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