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Windows 7: How can you tell what CPU upgrade your laptop mobo can support?

28 Jun 2011   #1
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 
How can you tell what CPU upgrade your laptop mobo can support?

I am considering upgrading my laptop cpu, but I am not sure what CPU upgrades are compatible with my board, and when I try to look I draw a complete blank.

My motherboard is:

Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0YXXJJ
Version A09
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge
Chipset Revision 18
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model HM57
Southbridge Revision 06
BIOS
Brand Dell Inc.
Version A09
Date 10/19/2010


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28 Jun 2011   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

BomberAF:

From my experience, I have not seen laptops that the cpu was not soldered onto the mb. But I could be wrong but most laptops require a heck of a lot of tools and experience to take them apart and put in a new cpu.

In the long run, it might be less aggrivation to just buy a new laptop as they are getting cheaper and cheaper.
You might want to let us know why you want to change the cpu?

Rich
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28 Jun 2011   #3
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
BomberAF:

From my experience, I have not seen laptops that the cpu was not soldered onto the mb. But I could be wrong but most laptops require a heck of a lot of tools and experience to take them apart and put in a new cpu.

In the long run, it might be less aggrivation to just buy a new laptop as they are getting cheaper and cheaper.
You might want to let us know why you want to change the cpu?

Rich

More power, but a lot of it was just down to curiosity
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28 Jun 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if it's the same laptop you were asking about yesterday, then it seems that it isn't too difficult to replace the cpu in this particular model.

i suggest contacting dell for further advice.
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28 Jun 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'm with Rich on this one. A few years ago I asked Dell how I could upgrade my CPU on an Inspiron 1200. They said the mobo and CPU were an integrated unit and proprietary to Dell's own specifications. They said I could send my 1200 back to them and they'd upgrade it to Inspiron 1500 specs. At almost the same cost as I paid for the 1200. But maybe things have changed since then. Have you asked Dell about it?
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