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adiwalsh
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Best upgrades to make Compaq Presario CQ56 faster? Any advice?

Hi, so I have a Compaq Prescario CQ56 with a AMD v140 processor and 2GB of RAM on windows 7, I do a lot of video editing and things on the laptop and it can be really slow when the videos are rendering. I need to upgrade it somehow to make it faster with the video rendering times and make it so I can use the internet and other things while a video is rendering.

 

I was thinking about upgrading to 4GB of RAM and installing a AMD Mobile Phenom II N970 Quad 2.2GHz processor, I read on another forum somewhere that this processor would be okay with my laptop model.

 

Can anyone give me advice on a better processor or different way to make the computer faster, would the RAM and new processor make a big difference?

 

This is my first time posting here so forgive me if I miss something out. The laptop is on Windows 7

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banhien
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Re: Best upgrades to make Compaq Presario CQ56 faster? Any advice?

Hi,

 

Welcome to this forum. Video rendering requires CPU power and yes you need faster CPU. Please check the following links to find the right CPU for your machine:

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-e-g-Windows-8/can-a-cq56-v140-processor-be-upgraded/t...

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-PCs-Pavilions-Presario/Compaq-Presario-CQ56-Processor-Upgrade/...

 

http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-compaq-presario-g-series-mini-notebooks/590881-coping-compaq-cq56...

 

http://www.techfuels.com/cpu-components/63656-require-modify-cpu-compaq-presario-cq56-115dx.html

 

For RAM: 4Gb is ok. You can upgrade to 8Gb if you are running 64bit OS.

 

Regards.

BH
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adiwalsh
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Re: Best upgrades to make Compaq Presario CQ56 faster? Any advice?

Thanks for the fast and helpful reply, I am running Windows 7 64 bit so I could upgrade to 8GB RAM, from what I was reading on the links you gave me, that processor will go fine with this laptop. Do you think it would make a big difference? Also, are there any other processors you could reccomend? Thanks again for the fast reply

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andrewx12
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Re: Best upgrades to make Compaq Presario CQ56 faster? Any advice?

at least double your ram to 4gb or 8gb if supported

 

ssds are also a good choice

 

CPU upgrades can be hard if u haven't done it before.

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banhien
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Re: Best upgrades to make Compaq Presario CQ56 faster? Any advice?

Hi,

 

Video encoding or rendering requies a lot of CPU power, I would not buy this machine for video editing work.

 

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adiwalsh
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Re: Best upgrades to make Compaq Presario CQ56 faster? Any advice?

Hi, so I've been looking at things and I've come up with a few options.

 

I think I will upgrade from 2GB RAM to 8GB RAM and upgrade from the v140 processor to the AMD Mobile Phenom II N970 Quad 2.2GHz processor, and maybe in the future a SSD.

 

Would all this make a big difference?

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erico
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Re: Best upgrades to make Compaq Presario CQ56 faster? Any advice?

Yes,It will make a big difference.




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