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I'm shopping around for an upgrade for my core 2 duo T8100 cpu. I have an area-51 m15x laptop and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on what type of cpu would be a good upgrade. I was looking at core 2 extremes, but I was also curious if pentium processors clocked at a higher frequency(Ghz) would perform better than an extreme at a lower speed. I think i can only use 800 fsb cpus. Also I want to be able to run higher-end pc games on it.

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Hello,

I would advice you get pentium processsor of 2.2Ghz or anything above this, this are the pentium processor that have high speed of frequency clocking rate, so get any pentium processor that runs from 2.2 Ghz, it will be good and nice one for your laptop,most especially for the game.

Take care.

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