Question about Toshiba Tecra A7-S712 Notebook

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I need more speed

I have a Toshiba Tecra A7-S712 with a 1.83 Ghz Intel Core Duo Processor T2400 and would like to upgrade to a minimum 2.4 Ghz processor to operate a 2009 CAD program and Quickbooks 2009.

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  • mhescock Feb 10, 2009

    Okay -- the CAD software does use more memory, I am upgrading from 512 to 1 or 2 gig of ram. However, Quickbooks will not sopport 2009 with out a processor speed of 2.4Ghz minimum and currently I only have 1.83GHz

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    Doorguy27 May 11, 2010

    CAD programs tend to you really rack up memory. How much ram are you using? What type of video card? Those two thing are very important. You can tweak both the vcard and the ram. Little heads up though this will make your laptop run much hotter.

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Well, thats no problem, and its easy doen...BUT i recomend you to start with upgrade the memory. In the spec of your laptop it says that there is 512mb memory, and that your laptop supports 4gb of memory. Im sure that you will need ever mb of that max memory if you want to run a cad program on your laptop, you need the memory more then you need the differns betwin 1,83 and 2,4 cpu that you want. Best is for sure t upgrade both to max, but if you have to choise one, take the memory!

Here is all you want to know about your laptop, including all avalible drivers (if you need any)
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1209156&rpn=PTA70U&modelFilter=A7-S712&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768664&selModel=1209156%7CPTA70U

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    Nicolas Feb 10, 2009

    Well, i still sugest that you uppgrade the memory to max, and if the cad program requries an 2.4 cpu then you should upgrade the cpu to, but still you gona need the max of memory for running a cad program smooth.



    Thank you for the rating and i wish you good luck with your upgrading and your cad program:)



    Nic

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I would max out my memory before i would buy another processor. if your mem is maxed out at this time, try XP smoker. its a really good optimizer geared for windows. it will make your cpu 3 times as fast as the current processing rate you are experiencing now.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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    Michael Masters Feb 10, 2009

    gt versions of the nivida cards are excellent for this type of workout and, they run cool.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Feb 10, 2009

    if you max your mem out. this should compensate for the lack of processor speed. the duo core will run this quickbooks in tandem with your maxed out memory. windows can recognize up to 4 gigs of mem.

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