Hello, I have a Inspiron 6400 with motherboard MD666 ( its failing) a Friend gave me a YD612 motherboard to my dismay once I disassembled my laptop I saw that where the lcd ribbon plugs into the mobo there isnt a plug for it on the mobo and theres a PCI slot. So after reading I realized I must buy the ATI X1400 Vd card. My question is, is that ALL that is different on these mobo's? and what happens with the LCD/Display ribbon/wire? I dont wanna Purchase the vd card to find out i have to yet again buy other parts etc.
2) what is the higest available CPU upgrade I can buy for this Mobo ( YD612) and the name of it so i can search Ebay.
Thanks so Much.
You cannot use a T9500 in that system You can only use the T7200, T7400 and T7600 - those are the fastest of the generation of CPUs supported by this system.
The newer Penryn CPUs will NOT work - the socket is the same but the pin assignments differ.
800 MHz FSB CPUs are NOT supported. 667 is the max.
You may need a new ribbon cable. The system will take any Core 2 Duo on an 800 MHz bus (but NOT on the 1066 MHz). The T9500 is the fastest of these -- though it will run you $300-400 , which is more than the system is likely worth (and the CPU will far outstrip the video card's ability - so go for a more modest upgrade).
Thanks. When I look at the several Video cards on sale online. there is a place to * snap* it onto the mobo but NO wires/cables/ribbons.
So does this mean the plug coming out of the LCD display will just sit unplugged?
No - video card or integrated, the LCD plugs into the mainboard.
If you compare the Mobo's you'll see that where the lcd cable plugs into the mobo on the MD666 is not present on the Yd612 mobo...( or at least i cant find it)
It does look like the display connector is on the video card itself for this model.
I managed to google xtra large photo of the vid card showing both sides and Correct it does * appear* that the lcd cable plugs into the vid card!Thanks!!! :)
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