Toshiba laptop CPU upgrade c655-s5049, an antique by todays standards

notelano

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Nov 12, 2014
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But I'm frugal....CHEAP.....trying to squeeze a little more life.

scanned at Crucial.com and got HDD recommendations.

Toshiba c655-s5049
The only changes I've made was a RAM upgrade- to 4 Mb

I'm not a computer guy, so my terms might be lacking...
basic uses- internet surfing and streaming tv, ITunes.

My current HDD is Intel Celeron 900 2.2Ghz

CPU usage spends lot of time at 90-100%
Physical memory is around 34%

crucial spits out a few HDD's that are stated as upgrades. I was considering this
WD Black HDD 750 GB SATA-600
Part number: WD7500BPKX

Would this possibly solve my issues with high CPU?

Noticeable difference in speed?

Are all the Crucial recommendations plug/ play/ reload Windows 7 SP1 and go?

Thoughts?
Suggestion?

Thank you!
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popatim

Splendid
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No, Harddrive speed has very little impact on the CPU. It may in fact raise your cpu usage as a faster drive can feed data faster but since you're already up at 90 percentile I doubt that would be the case.

Only in loading of files and related tasks, like windows startup.

Yes
 

popatim

Splendid
Moderator


No, Harddrive speed has very little impact on the CPU. It may in fact raise your cpu usage as a faster drive can feed data faster but since you're already up at 90 percentile I doubt that would be the case.

Only in loading of files and related tasks, like windows startup.

Yes
 
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