02-01-2012 02:04 PM
I bought my son a G575 for Christmas, thinking that even the most modest laptop would suffice for the simple online games he plays, but apparently not so. It has the AMD C-50 processor and is painfully slow. I have tried optimising the graphics for game playing but it still struggles.
So I'm wondering what I can do to upgrade. I was hoping to be able to overclock the processor (it's used mainly on mains power) but I've found no evidence that this can be done. Is it worth, I wonder, upgrading the RAM from 4Gb to 8Gb? Finally, is it possible to upgrade the processor to an E-450?
Any suggestions gratefully received!
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02-01-2012 11:38 PM
If you are running Win 7 32 bit, then upgrading the memory to 8GB won't help, if you are running 64 bit it would be recognized. Unless you have a lot of applications loaded, I'm not sure going to 8GB buys you that much, but others may have contrary opinons. Certainly going from 1 to 2 or 2 to 4 would have more telling results.
Upgrading the HDD could help - fitting a 7200 model or even an SSD could boost performance.
But, before you throw money into the hardware, perhaps you can speed things up by doing a bit of housecleaning. How many applications & processes are loaded up? Anything loading up at boot that you really don't need?
02-05-2012 04:26 PM
Thanks for your comments.
I'm running 64-bit Windows so the extra RAM will be recognised but, as you say, I'm not sure it will make a lot of difference.
The software setup is pretty minimal and I've tidied up the registry, so I don't know that there's much more I can do without a hardware upgrade.
02-06-2012 12:01 PM - edited 02-12-2012 02:35 PM
as I experienced, some amd chipsets are slower than intel and as mark said, installing the ram will make some difference on performance but i believe there will be not much difference.
about upgrading cpu, you can take a look at the document below for supported devices.
hope this helps.
04-29-2012 09:44 AM
06-04-2012 10:40 AM - edited 06-04-2012 10:42 AM
I got a similar issue so I figured I'd post it here.
I got this laptop for mostly work related stuff and some light gaming but the processor is complete garbage making it hard to do either on it. I have already upgraded the memory and have gone through the standard steps (cleaning the registry, removing unused programs, Etc.) and have had no luck in speeding up the CPU (AMD E-350).
The Windows Assessment shows my Ram, Hard drive speed, and graphics all above 5.5, But the processor is stuck at a Measely 3.7 and opening a simple program like Firefox or Media Player Classic immediately shoots my CPU to around 70%. I need to be able to have multiple programs running for my job and as soon as I open any two or more programs, My CPU is maxed out and my computer turns to slop, not to mention the computer also has Windows 7 64 Bit which already takes a lot of memory and CPU.
Is there anyway to speed it up short short of replacing the processor or laptop?