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How hard is it to upgrade the CPU on an XPS M1330 laptop?

  • "Is this a simple buy and swap or is it an involved process where i need to be aware of things.

    thx!

    Stu

    XPS M1330 Laptop


    Shipped with: T5250,1.50mhz.

     

    Does anybody have suggestions to cost effectively upgrade?

  • hi

    its not that bad, leaps and bounds easier that the cpu upgrade i did on my insprion 1520,,,where you had to allmost take the entire notebook apart...

     

    its very easy,,dell has great upgrade help...here is a link...don,t forget to put thermal grease between cpu and heatsink.

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  • The CPU in the M1330 is extremely easy to upgrade compared to other laptops (like mine...had to take almost everything apart to remove the heatsink). Thermal grease is not required in laptops, but you can use some if you really want to.

     

    Dell Latitude D620, Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB Seagate Momentus 5400.4 HDD, 64MB Nvidia Quadro NVS 110M, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG, DVD±RW, Windows Vista Ultimate w/ SP1

  • totally agree
  • Okay, so what do you recommend i use?  What can i get that is cost effective and yet will give me enough bang for the buck that it's worth upgradinig from my core2due 1.5 in there now?
  • What kind of Core 2 Duo do you have? What's the model number (ie. T7600).

     

    EDIT: Oops, noticed it in the first post. I would recommend a T8100 or T8300. The processor you have right now is an extremely low-end Core 2 Duo.

    Message Edited by Robin24k on 10-04-2008 07:27 AM

     

    Dell Latitude D620, Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB Seagate Momentus 5400.4 HDD, 64MB Nvidia Quadro NVS 110M, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG, DVD±RW, Windows Vista Ultimate w/ SP1

  • agree with robin24k,,,the t8300 would be my choice, sort of hard to find-

     

    t8300

  • I thought the m1330 had the same chipset as m1530.  If so the best cpu for the money would be the t9300 2.5 ghz.  It is Penryn 45 nm technology.

    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

  • Hmm, I was expecting prices on the T9300 to be higher, but it's about the same as the T8300.

     

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Core2-Duo-Mobile-Processor-T9300-2-5Ghz-6M-800_W0QQitemZ260295637087

     

    Dell Latitude D620, Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB Seagate Momentus 5400.4 HDD, 64MB Nvidia Quadro NVS 110M, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG, DVD±RW, Windows Vista Ultimate w/ SP1

  • wow, i quess they have come down in price....t9300

     

     

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819111001&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Processors+-+Mobile-_-Intel-_-19111001

  • I wanted the x9000, but only ones that are even within my budget. are in china and they are Engineering Samples.  Cant see wiring 400.00 and expecting  anything good to become of the transaction.  So i went with New Egg, and do not regret it.

    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

  • I cerently  am using a instiron 1545 and it is falling appart and I just got a great deal on a m1330 in my 1545 i have a t9600 and it works great my 1545 is runing faster in the setup i have then it ever did but the screen is falling off and the m1330 that i have coming is in good shape will I frie somthing if I put the t9600 in the m1330 xps laptop?