The best processor?
Well, the best processor you could drop in would be an X9000 but that's not exactly worth the huge premium.
My advice to you would be to stick with the T7500, the T9300 depending on your usage won't give much (if any) performance boost.
If you really do want to upgrade the T9300 is the best buy.
Asus Rampage, Q9450 @ 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR2 800MHz (4-4-4-12), 8800GTS 512MB
X-Fi XtremeGamer, 4 1TB HDs, Triple Boot - Ubuntu (Hardy), XP Pro and Vista Ultimate 64bit
XPS (product red) M1530, A12 bios, Intel C2D T9300, 8 Gb (2x4) G-Skill Ram, 1 Gb Intel TCM, WD 320 7200 rpm hd, Intel 4945 wireless card, Sprint broadband card, bluetooth, x-fi express card, Hp Digital express card tuner, Vista Ultimate x64 sp2
hotrent1 wrote:i did it in my m1530, it was a breeze, and i feel more of a man now. I realize i probably will never see the benefits, but when you look under the hood, you feel like tim the toolman. the x9000 is next on my list when i can get it at my price.
there is previous post by gadgetboi
Kafkar wrote:Hey are we sure that X9000 can be used in XPS1530? Note that the TDP of X9000 is 45W, whereas the other T processors are 35W. I would say the highest CPU that you can put into that is T9500, as this is also the maximum what you can configure an XPS1530 from Dell site with...
The X9000 does indeed work with the XPS M1530, the problem as you said is that it dissapates too much thermal power for the cooling solution.
A couple of members tried it on one of the other forums I use and ended up getting BSODs during stress tests.