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Upgrading Processor In Dell Inspiron 1000

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#1 letsplayskatch


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 11:33 AM

Howdy all.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1000 Laptop.
I have just upgraded the RAM to 515mb - the maximum it is able to intake, but i would also like to upgrade the CPU from 2.20GHz to something around 3GHz. I have been told that replacing the processor is a simple job.
Could someone please suggest what I should be looking out for to get the best for my money. Are there any processor suggestions out there for the type of speeds im looking for?
Also, what else could I do to make my laptop run its applications quicker [as well as some large internet-FPS games] ?
Many thanks!
Scott. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 11:16 AM

I wasn't able to find anything on upgrading the CPU - and considering the reviews that I read (the system is a no-frills notebook), I'm wondering if it's worth the time and money to do this.
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Posted 17 November 2005 - 11:17 AM

I have no idea whether the processor in that machine can be upgraded. Dell Support would be able to tell you for sure. At any rate, notebook processor upgrades are generally far more involved than CPU upgrades for a desktop machine. "Simple" isn't a word I'd use with most people when discussing processor upgrades of any sort. Most processor upgrades are going to be limited by the processor slot on your motherboard, plus the motherboard's specifications (what kind of voltage it can deliver, blah blah).

You can, however, overclock Mobile Celerons. I'll leave you to research that on your own, since overclocking doesn't come without risks. To maximize performance with your laptop as it stands, uninstall any services that you don't actually need and stay plugged in whenever possible. Mobile Celerons automatically try to preserve power by scaling back performance as soon as you switch to battery.

Your machine was designed to be a low cost, light duty machine (word processing, web surfing, e-mail). It's fine for doing the stuff it was meant to do. You should start looking around for a new laptop that's meant to be a desktop replacement (Dell's newest XPS laptops, for example) or go to a desktop machine alltogether if gaming is a serious consideration. The Inspiron 1000 uses a SiS video card that only uses 32MB of RAM. What's worse is that 32MB comes out of your system memory. Your FPS experience will more or less boil down to watching a slide show of you getting fragged.

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