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I was recently given a Compaq Presario CQ57 (300 Series)  by a friend running Windows 10 64 Bit.  

 

Processor - AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz

 

It was running very slow so I upgraded the Hard Drive to an SSD and increased the RAM to 8GB. I then did a clean install of WIN 10 64 bit.

 

While this has improved the speed a little bit it is nowhere near as fast as I would have expected. 

 

The only software I am running at the moment is McAfee Anti-Virus and Firewall.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions that could still be making it very sluggish. I gather that it is not possible to upgrade the processor.

 

Thank you

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I recommend you try the steps from the below link and check if that fixes the issue.

 

http://hp.care/2bFDPcU

 

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Thank you for this information but I'm afraid none of the suggestions have helped. Having installed an SSD and increased the RAM to the maximum of 8GB I am very puzzled. Could it be that there is something wrong with the processor or motherboard?

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Depends on how you define "wrong". The ugly fact is that manufacturers should never have offered laptops with such lame processors as yours. An SSD and memory can only help so much as everything the computer does has to go through the processor ultimately. On most computers with decent processors the memory and storage are the bottleneck but for you it is that processor which is slower than some tablet and cell phone processors now on the market. 

 

Some benchmarks:

 

PassMarkData courtesy Passmark
 
Core i3 3220
4,229
 
E 300
619
 
An i3-3220 scores 7 times as high on a standard benchmarking measure as an E-300.
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@Huffer wrote:

 

 

 

Depends on how you define "wrong". The ugly fact is that manufacturers should never have offered laptops with such lame processors as yours. An SSD and memory can only help so much as everything the computer does has to go through the processor ultimately. On most computers with decent processors the memory and storage are the bottleneck but for you it is that processor which is slower than some tablet and cell phone processors now on the market. 

 

Some benchmarks:

 

PassMarkData courtesy Passmark
 
Core i3 3220
4,229
 
E 300
619
 
An i3-3220 scores 7 times as high on a standard benchmarking measure as an E-300.

Can the processor or motherboard be upgraded to something better. I appreciate this might be as expensive as a new notebook but would be interested to know from an educational perspective.

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You would have to replace the motherboard as the AMD E series are soldered on I believe. Actually for that vintage computer a motherboard would not be very expensive nor a processor. It would be the labor that would cost. 

 

If you want to try to do it yourself we can help. 

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@Huffer wrote:

You would have to replace the motherboard as the AMD E series are soldered on I believe. Actually for that vintage computer a motherboard would not be very expensive nor a processor. It would be the labor that would cost. 

 

If you want to try to do it yourself we can help. 


I would certainly be interested in giving this a go and would appreciate your help. What would be a good compatible Motherboard with processor that I could upgrade too? I gather that the graphics are also integral to the processor.

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@AjayK47 wrote:

@Huffer wrote:

You would have to replace the motherboard as the AMD E series are soldered on I believe. Actually for that vintage computer a motherboard would not be very expensive nor a processor. It would be the labor that would cost. 

 

If you want to try to do it yourself we can help. 


I would certainly be interested in giving this a go and would appreciate your help. What would be a good compatible Motherboard with processor that I could upgrade too? I gather that the graphics are also integral to the processor.


I have found a video on Youtube showing how to remove the Motherboard and would like to give it a go as an educational experience.

 

What Motherboard / Processor could I replace it with to get a much better performance? Any help much appreciated.

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Here is the Service Manual:

 

Manual

 

The CQ57 series was designed to be sold at a very low price point. It has no option for a good processor. All the options for this model are very low-priced, weak processors. It was very popular as a Black Friday doorbuster for example. Of the motherboard and processor combinations offered (see p. 18) the "best" would be this one:

 

For use only with computer models equipped with an Intel Pentium processor and a graphics subsystem with discrete video memory 646176-001

 

And this processor:

 

Intel Pentium P6300 2.26-GHz processor (3.0-MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W) 635500-001

 

And this fan and heatsink:

 

For use only with computer models equipped with an Intel Pentium processor and a graphics subsystem with discrete video memory 646180-001

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-CQ43-HD6370-512-HM55-Intel-Laptop-Motherboard-s989-646176-001-646176001-/...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-P6200-2-13-GHz-Dual-Core-CP80617004122AW-Processor-/2915564690...

 

[The P6300 is very hard to find but the P6200 is readily available and would still be good and it is cheap]

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/646180-001-647710-001-HP-HEATSINK-WITH-FAN-FOR-DISCRETE-GRAPHICS-/1722139834...

 

You are looking at about $70 worth of parts here. You might also need to replace the wireless card, which would be another $5 or so. Memory will swap over. This would mean a virtual complete rebuild of the laptop but it could be done and would be a big improvement but you would still have a very low end laptop by today's standards, just not a completely useless one. Let us know if you need any more help. 

 

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