I own a Compaq Presario CQ60.
Processor: AMD Sempron Processor SI-42 2.10 GHz, Level 2 cache 512 KB Memory: 4GB (2x 2GB) Storage: 160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M 512MB vRAM overclocked to 900
I think I need to upgrade the processor because it's a single core and I play games while having 9000 Google Chrome tabs open, instant messenger etc. Will I see major benefits if I upgrade the processor to a similar Core Duo one? Would L2 cache 512KB -> 2MB be a big upgrade?
I was reading and since it's currently a 'S1G2 processor', apparently an AMD Turion ZM-80 seems to be the best to replace it with which has 32W of Thermal Dissipation Power (TDP) and a 2MB L2 cache. My current processor is only 25W TDP. If you don't think overheating will be an issue, perhaps I could go to a ZM-88 (35W TDP)?