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#1 ghostfach

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:55 PM

I own a Dell Inspiron 1525 with an Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 processor @ 2.00GHz
I was wondering how would I know which processors are compatible for upgrade, I wouldn't want to buy a processor that isn't compatible.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:09 PM

Technically you could upgrade it but you would have to find a compatible processor which is really hard since they barely sell mobile processor.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:26 PM

best bet would be to contact DELL and see what CPUs are supported by that laptop, and then hunt through sites like ebay or pricewatch, and try to find a used one. A better, easier upgrade maybe to upgrade your ram.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:39 PM

"Since the user is able to customise the unit, included hardware varies from laptop to laptop. However, there are several components which are generally fitted as standard in each unit:
  • Processors: Intel Celeron 540, 550 or 560, Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370, T2390, or T2330, or Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, T5450, T5550, T5750, T7250 or T8100."
I have found that on wikipedia and found a brand new T8100 on ebay for a very reasonable price. 3 has been sold already.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:20 PM

Thank you both for the help, I plan on upgrading the RAM as well.
Also, how much of a difference will the T8100 make compared to my current CPU?

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:50 PM

Based from benchmarks it should make a big difference.

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