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Dell Inspiron 1525 Processor Upgrade Intel Core 2 Duo P8700


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#1 gasmith2

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

I am wanting to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 1525's Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2390 to an Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 which should be compatible with my computer.

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Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
2 GB of RAM

I installed the new processor (with a small amount of thermal paste & the battery out) and turned on the computer. The lights went on and I could hear the fan running, but nothing would come up on the screen. Then it would shut off. I re-installed the old processor and the computer booted up just fine. I did some research online and I saw that I needed to update my BIOS driver. I did so with the latest software and tried the installation process once more, but it resulted in the same outcome. I re-installed the old processor again and I'm using the comp now to type. What do I need to do to get this processor running?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:28 PM

CPU FSB is completely different, 1066 vs 533. Max FSB on the Intel GM965 Express is 800 FSB. I would venture that new CPU is not compatable with you existing chipset, and if it did boot, it would never run at full speed.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

I suppose I shouldn't have based my upgrades on Wikipedia, but it's just so darn convenient. Wikipedia shows the following:

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(For the processors listed above, they range from 800 MHz to 1066 MHz)

My video card is:

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I'm not seeing another motherboard for the Dell Inspiron 1525 so does that mean I can upgrade the video card (From Mobile Intel® 965 Chipset Family to something else) and then it will work properly?

What video card is compatible and where can I get it(link)?




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