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M17xR4 upgrades

Phx-Rush

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My rig runs fine as is, but I'm still looking at upgrading vice getting a new rig. This is 2012 vintage with an I7-3740QM and a 680M GPU. From what I'm gleaning from threads, is the CPU upgrade to an I7-3840QM worth the time and money(and is this the best I can do for a CPU). Will I get any appreciable benefit? My first upgrade after I bump up my Hard drive space will be a 780M GPU which will be a little better and it looks like most of the issues have been dealt with in threads here and at TechInferno forums.
Any thoughts are appreciated
 

kepano24

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So you want to spend 568.00 for the new proc....Dude, i have a m17xr4 from Oct 2012....I have a 680m gpu with i7-3720qm.....I can max my cpu out at 3.999ghz (4.0ghz), even though intel says 3.6ghz max. Done easily in the bios...it will runs hotter. But the only thing i have come across that stresses my gpu and cpu is Crysis 3 and Metro 2033 both games..
Your current cpu should be a little better than mine....why would you upgrade for MAYBE 0.1 ghz...
Advice dude, you dont need to spend the money for something you will not notice....My laptop runs flawless and fast...32g of ram..I keep the registry clean and hard drives clean of junk..I notice a HUGE difference when cleaning the reg and drives with WISE REG and HD cleaner as recommended by my IT guys.

One thing I noticed in my bios recently, even though I have 32g vengeance ram @1600mhz, the bios had my ram and 1300mhz..I had to manually fix it in bios and the clocks 10-10-10-27 for mine...Runs great now....Im willing to bet your ram isnt even running at 1600...

Ignore my sig below it says i have same cpu as you...I just edited it and should be 3720qm
 

Phx-Rush

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