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Windows 7: Dell D520 CPU Upgrade

21 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Dell D520 CPU Upgrade

Hi folks

I want to upgrade my Dell D520 processor form 1.83 Ghz to 2.00 Ghz or something in this range

Atm I've upgraded the RAM to 4GB HDD to 500GB. Socket is 479.

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5600 @ 1.83GHz 55 C
Merom 65nm Technology
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Dell Inc. 0NF743 (Microprocessor) 57 C
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Intel Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family (Dell)
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000BPVT-16HXZT3 ATA Device (SATA) 38 C
Optical Drives
High Definition Audio Device

Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5600
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5600
Code Name Merom
Package Socket 479 mPGA
Technology 65nm
Specification Intel Core2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model F
Extended Model F
Stepping 2
Revision L2

Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0NF743 (Microprocessor)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i945GM
Chipset Revision 03
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801GHM (ICH7-M/U)
Southbridge Revision A1

Where and what are my options to buy and upgrade with?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

According to Dell that model is a Latitude D520 Notebook/Laptop, somewhat an older model that looks just a bit newer than my Latitude D810.
CNET had a review on it back in 2006.
Finding a new CPU that will fit may be difficult, used ones may be problematic. And the BIOS may need an upgrade so as to support it, plug the Service Tag number in at Dell Support to check availability.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Nov 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

You're welcome. I should have added that performance-wise there may not be a noticeable improvement with going from 1.83GHz to 2.00GHz.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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