I got a XPS M1530 with a Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250 which i would like to the much faster T9300, Just wondering if its possible to buy one and install it myself.
If so is there any info on how to do this etc on the web?
Dell XPS M1530
Vista 32bit SP1
It should work fine, but the new CPU will not be covered by the warranty, so be sure you retain the original CPU for the duration of the warranty - were it necessary to return the system for repair or replacement, you could find yourself out the new CPU otherwise.
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
Can you buy the cpu from dell themselvs?
Can anyone point me in the right direction in buying the T9300?
Im from the UK btw :)
Dell don't offer CPU's in the XPS M1530 upgrades section, so you're going to have to try and source one from elsewhere.
Just Google 'Intel T9300', and you'll find a couple of UK sites offering them.
They're not cheap mind! You're looking at around £200!!
From experience, I've found that: “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!
XPS M1730: Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLifeIntel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHzDUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX 640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)8x Super-Multi DVD±RWCreative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series IIIntegrated 2MP WebcamDell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 ModuleIntel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-CardTV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control 4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)
230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion BatteryWindows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
bought mine locally, paid 275.00
Where exactly is "locally"? It's UK sources which are needed, remember ;)
And 275.00 what? Unless it's £'s - it's of little consequence?
Locally meaning he got it from a store near where he lives, and its probably $275 US dollars, which is actually cheaper than other places.