wondering if i max out ram and install ssd

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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
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    wondering if i max out ram and install ssd


    I had a heated discussion with someone who claims to know computers last night. he tried telling me that I should max out the ram to the maximum of 8 gb and install a ssd hard drive and a new battery in my Lenovo edge laptop with the i5 2.67 processor instead of buying a HP elite book 12 inch laptop with an i7 2.13 processor and 8 gb of ram and my Lenovo will be faster than the HP. pretty much told him he is full of it since there is no way an i7 will be slower than an i5. just wondering if he has any idea what he is talking about
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  2. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Your friend was probably correct. Look at cpubenchmark.net.
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  3. Posts : 35,446
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    How much multi-threaded processing do you actually need?
    Comparing Intel Core i5 vs. i7 - CPUs Components - Products
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Pretty much use it for web surfing,Facebook, email, weather radar, and programming my ham radios. Nothing too intensive,. The way it is set up now it works nice except the battery is trash. But not sure if it is worth upgrading something when I can buy an unknown condition laptop with an i7 8gb of ram and decent battery. Is it worth spending time on upgrading a known good laptop with an i5 or risk $250.00 on something unknown with an i7
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  5. Posts : 35,446
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    If the battery's important that may even make the difference. But also think- 12-13s boot time with an SSD.
    HP EliteBook 820 G3 - 12.5" - Core i7 6500U - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD

    at £1027 is a lot more than I paid for this- or would have had to pay even had I had an i7.

    And depends what size SSD you're considering. (My laptop has an SSD + SSHD)
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  6. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
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    The one I was looking at is an hp elite book 2540p
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  7. Posts : 12,472
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    I have seen an i7 do 'pedestrian' computing at a noticeable slightly lower speed than an i5 but the i7 probably does heavy-duty processing faster. I have a Dell Studio 1747 17.3" with the i7 at 1.60GHz [an older model] with Win10 and it seems about the same speed as my MacBook Pro 15.6" with macOS at 2.66GHz, both have 8GB RAM.
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  8. Posts : 35,446
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Ok, so a lot less, 4Gb, 160Gb SSD, so you'd be using it for relatively minor tasks.

    My 8Gb RAM is 47% used with AV, Firefox (3 tabs), some utilities.
    My 256Gb SSD is 40% used, that's Windows + a LOT of programs, and almost no personal data.
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  9. Posts : 325
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Just for your information, my HP EliteBook 2540p has a 1.8" hard drive and uses a micro sata connection. It's about 3/4 the size of normal laptop hard drive. I replaced it with a SSD.
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  10. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
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    think that's what it has if it is even still available
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