Amd Proccessor help

Oliver1

Honorable
Apr 1, 2013
4
0
10,510
0
Hi there,
I've had my laptop for some time and I sometimes struggle with games like shogun 2, skyrim and battlefield 3.

Specs:
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD A8-4500M @2.80Ghz
Trinity 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 807MHz
Motherboard
Acer VA50_CM (Socket FT1)
Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
Memory 1024 MB
Driver version 8.941.4.1000
AMD Radeon HD 7640G + 7670M Dual Graphics
Memory 512 MB
Driver version 8.941.4.1000
Hard Drives
932GB TOSHIBA MK1059GSMP ATA Device (SATA)

I was hoping someone could give me a list of processors that could do roughly 3-4Ghz.

Price range of up to $700,
Thanks for looking at my post and I hope you can help me.
 

SoumyaHD

Honorable
Mar 19, 2013
28
0
10,590
4
Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch
Processor: 3rd Gen Core i3, Intel i3-3217U / 1.8 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory: 4 GB ( 4 GB soldered) / 8 GB (max)
Hard Drive: 500 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm
Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit Edition
3.5 stars
Editors' rating on 02/06/2013
3 stars
User rating out of 1 review
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$709.98
at 1 Store
Amazon.com - $709.98
Compare

Toshiba Satellite U845t
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$749 - $810
at 7 Stores
Toshiba - $749.99
Amazon.com - $798.00
J&R Music and Computer World - $809.99
Compare

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist
Processor: Intel 3rd Gen Core i5, i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 500 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8, English / MUI
4 stars
Editors' rating on 11/30/2012
4 stars
User rating out of 2 reviews
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$749 - $800
at 2 Stores
Amazon.com - $749.99
Quill - $799.99
Compare

Acer Iconia W700-6607
Processor: Intel 3rd Gen Core i3, i3-3217U / 1.8 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory: 4 GB, / 4 GB (max)
Hard Drive: 64 GB, - Serial ATA-600
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$729 - $899
at 4 Stores
Amazon.com - $729.99
eBay - $898.47
Datavision Computer Video - $781.14
Compare
Results continue below advertisement


Toshiba Satellite P845t
Processor: 3rd Gen Core i5, Intel i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory: 6 GB / 16 GB (max)
Hard Drive: 750 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm
Operating System: Windows 8
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$799.99
at 1 Store
Amazon.com - $799.99
Compare

Vizio Thin+Light CT14-A1
Processor: 3rd Gen Core i5, Intel i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 128 GB - Serial ATA-300
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
3.5 stars
Editors' rating on 07/31/2012
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$799.00
at 1 Store
Amazon.com - $799.00
Compare

Toshiba Satellite U845-S406
Processor: 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U / 2.6 GHz, Intel ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory: 6 GB, / 8 GB (max)
Hard Drive: 500 GB - 5400 rpm, - Serial ATA-300
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
3.5 stars
Editors' rating on 07/31/2012
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$749.90
at 1 Store
Amazon.com - $749.90
Compare

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
Processor: Intel Celeron 867, 1.3 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory: 4 GB, / 4 GB (max)
Hard Drive: 16 GB
Operating System: Google Chrome OS
2 stars
Editors' rating on 05/29/2012
4.5 stars
User rating out of 14 reviews
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$725.00
at 1 Store
Amazon.com - $725.00
Compare

Toshiba Satellite P755D-S5172
(15.6" - A series A8-3520M - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 6 GB RAM - 640 GB HDD)
Processor: AMD A series A8-3520M / 1.6 GHz ( 2.5 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
Memory: 6 GB / 8 GB (max)
Hard Drive: 640 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
3 stars
Editors' rating on 04/27/2012
0.5 stars
User rating out of 4 reviews
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$754.97
at 1 Store
Amazon.com Marketplace - $754.97
Compare

Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53
Processor: Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 i5-2557M, 1.7 GHz ( 2.7 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 256 GB, - Serial ATA-600
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
4 stars
Editors' rating on 10/24/2011
3 stars
User rating out of 11 reviews
Price History| Set Price Alert| Add to my list
$749 - $1,374
at 4 Stores
Amazon.com - $749.99
Datavision Computer Video - $1,353.11
Costcentral.com
 

Oliver1

Honorable
Apr 1, 2013
4
0
10,510
0
I think you missed my point, I don't want to buy a new laptop, I want to upgrade my laptops processor to something between 3-4ghz
 

zander1983

Distinguished
Mar 26, 2009
13
0
18,570
2


Cannot upgrade your laptop's CPU. That is the downside of using laptops for gaming.

 

random stalker

Honorable
Feb 3, 2013
97
0
10,610
20


ORLY? I don't want to sound like a wise ass or something, but you can upgrade your CPU. It just takes about an hour or two and some degree of skill and luck.
And yes - most of the time it is:
impossible (CPU being soldered to the mobo),
the upgrade usually doesn't make any sense at all (even if you put in a better CPU you won't notice any significant improvement),
and the most important part the upgrade being a colossal pain in the ass (the upgrade CPU must be explicitly supported by the mobo and the risks are way higher than playing with your desktop).

When you really feel like doing anything - upgrade your RAM, defragment your HDD and/or get a SSD - these things will get you better boost compared to CPU upgrade and are a lot safer to tinker with. A clean OS install may also help :)
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY