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Upgrading CPU Dell inspiron 1525


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#1 whitestingray81

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

Hello folks,

 

I'm new to the forum, and I'm really starting to get into computers in my free time. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, and RAM maxed out at 4GB. I also added a bluetooth card (not that that matters).

 

The stock CPU is an Intel Celeron 2.0GHz, M 550 (at least that's what the program CPUID tells me). Can anyone recommend an upgraded CPU? I've read from another guy trying to do the same thing, that the most up-to-date processor this computer will take is an Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4GHz. Any thoughts? Looks like I can get a used one for under $20, which is appealing. I do not game, and this laptop is really just a spare. Any other recommendations? Is upgrading the CPU .4GHz even worth it? Thanks!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

Upgrading the CPU is usually not worth it in laptops, especially for such a minor increase in speed.  You may be better of saving the money and buying/building a new PC if you are wanting more performance-wise.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

Thanks for the input!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

i would rather have a Celeron in a laptop...less heat


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