Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:21 AM
Where to start?
There are sooo many issues with upgrading the processor. First most laptops, especially DELL, you have to be careful what processor to get. IT HAS TO BE COMPATBLE WITH YOUR HARDWARE.
The BIOS (brain of the Computer) has to get along with the Processor (the work horse/engine) and the Spec number has to match that of system capabilities.
Further, if you upgrade this yourself, you run the risk of causing a static charge which could damage the whole machine to the point of not being able to use it.
If you install the wrong processor the machine could be TOAST. How's that for a compatability issue?
Although I highly recommend against this, you can buy the processor from newegg, compusa, cdw, and tigerdirect to name a few.
Again, this is only if you're willing to risk your current hardware.