Laptop CPU Upgrade

  lemmiwinks 10:41 27 Sep 2008


I have an old Dell Inspiron 510m laptop which i am looking to upgrade.

I've already found the RAM and HDD that will, fingers crossed, be good but i have no clue about upgrading the processor!

First of all, is it possible?! I currently have a Intel Pentium 1.70GHz M processor and a Intel 855GME chipset. I've been on the intel website and it looks like thats the best processor for that chipset!

Does anyone know if its possible to put a 2 or 2.2GHz Intel pentium M processor in the 855GME chipset?


  MarvintheAndroid 14:58 27 Sep 2008

My advice is to abandon that line of thought, the difference in performance would be negligible and really really not worth the effort.

Concentrate on the RAM.


  Dragon_Heart 01:53 30 Sep 2008

....... with MarvintheAndroid.

If you are replacing the HD and reinstalling Windows it will appear faster.

A RAM upgrade is the best option unless you need extra HD space, if so go for an external USB drive.

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