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dell inspiron n5030 cpu upgrade

i was wondering if i could uprade my N5030's cpu? right now i have a Pentium(R) Dual-core T4500 @ 2.3GHz with 8 GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system

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Re: dell inspiron n5030 cpu upgrade

Yes, to a faster Pentium Dual Core or a Core 2 Duo.

No, to any Core i CPU.

Upgrading the CPU will void the warranty, if you have one remaining on the system.

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Re: dell inspiron n5030 cpu upgrade

ejn63, thank for the response and information.

I would like to add that upgrading the CPU will NOT void the warranty. The warranty is only voided by damage to the system, and any changes to the system that cause damage. Within the normal warranty, you can do any upgrades or normal changes to your system, down to upgrading parts and replacing the thermal paste.

This is not to say that your new CPU you purchase will be covered within a Dell warranty, unless you purchase it from Dell. However, the rest of the system will still maintain and in tact warranty.

  


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Re: dell inspiron n5030 cpu upgrade

well i checked and i have one of the fastest and i dont know which core to upgrade too. i want my clock spped to be faster to so games on my computer can be handled by the cpu

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Games can definitely benefit from a better CPU, but the GPU is a driving force in game and video performance. What type of games are you wanting to play and are not able to currently?

  


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Rhodium

Re: dell inspiron n5030 cpu upgrade

I'll leave it to a moderator to decide, but I'm just about 100% certain that it's been brought up before - and that a CPU upgrade WILL VOID any remaining warranty on the system.

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Re: dell inspiron n5030 cpu upgrade

well right now i can play Total War shogun 2 but it is very slow and the other is Supreme Ruler: Cold War. i can play these games but after a while they crash and when i look at my cpu it is at 100% for both games.

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It sounds like there may be something else going on over the cpu and other resource usage.

The cpu and other usage does not typically increase as use of a program progresses. Meaning that you do not have 40% usage when you start, then 60% usage an hour later, then 100% usage two hours later and a frozen game.

Bottlenecking is a problem, but should be evident relatively shortly in use. (within the first few minutes).

What other specs are you running in your system, and does the issue happen in all games, some games, specific parts of games, or just at random?

  


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Re: dell inspiron n5030 cpu upgrade

it happens at random times in-game and when i play these games the only things i have running are in my process and that's usually McAfee and whatever the computer runs. sometimes when i am in-game ill start the task manager and look at the cpu usage it drops and goes to 100% alot

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I would recommend turning off McAfee and testing, as it has been known to cause issues.

I would also recommend downloading CPU-Z and GPU-Z as great monitoring programs. They will provide you more information.

I also use HWiNFO64 as my preferred tool, but it can be a little complicated. It does, however, provide a great deal of information.

Maxing out at 100% can definitely lead to lower performance in games, but my concern is your RAM usage and GPU usage.

What are your current system specs?

  


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