05-14-2014 02:20 AM
can i upgrade my cpu from,
i7-2720QM to Intel i7 2920XM 2.5G 8M, I have read some discussion about thermal performance.
at the moment I have installed 32 gb of ram at1600 mhz, but i have the feeling that my 2720 do not really support it, up grading the processor my system will benefit ram "wise" awell?
i used my computer moslty for 3d cad and rendering, some of the application I used the most do not support multy treads, that is why I wont the maximum cpu power per core.
thank you in advance
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05-14-2014 10:30 AM - edited 05-14-2014 10:32 AM
First, I do not think it will affect RAM speed, other than the benefits from a larger cache. The 2920XM (2960xm is even faster) is 55w TDP and will need a different fan to help with the extra heat. Fan part numbers from manual are 04W0437, 4W1574 or 04W1575.
05-14-2014 10:42 AM
There will be no effect to the ram, the only benefit from this upgrade is a slightly higher clock speed and 8MB cache instead of 6MB. The downside is that the 55W processor will run hotter and thus will need the more powerful fan/heatsink, and it will run hotter, albeit not a lot, but the fan will most certainly have to work harder on keeping it cool resulting in more noise.
A much better performance upgrade rests in SSD technology than a CPU upgrade on an already almost top-of-the-line machine.
05-15-2014 02:44 AM
thank you for the reply,
I allready have a ssd on my device, however something I require more power specially for rendering and conmplex computation single core based. I really do not want to have an "instable system" as I am often usign it for long hours.
how does more cache will benefit my system? is there something else I can do?
05-15-2014 08:24 AM