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Rikchell
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Dell Inspiron n5010 processor upgrade core i7 640m

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I want to upgrade my old dell 15r, it came with a core i3 380m, i want to change it to a core i7 640m or if it not possible to a core i5 580m. My chipset is an intel ibex peak-m hm57, intel ironlake-m. 

I want to know if my bios may be a problem or can i swap the processor and will work. They are all pga988a, tdp 35w.

Ty

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ejn63
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RE: Dell Inspiron n5010 processor upgrade core i7 640m

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These shipped with 620m CPUs -- those will definitely work.  The 640m should work but there are no guarantees since the system never shipped with those.

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Rikchell
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RE: Dell Inspiron n5010 processor upgrade core i7 640m

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So, the i7 620m should work ?

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ejn63
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RE: Dell Inspiron n5010 processor upgrade core i7 640m

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It was shipped with that model, so it will work.

That said, if you leave everything else the same, it may not boost things as much as you'd think -- if the system still has a conventional hard drive in it, you'll get a much bigger bang for your buck out of replacing that with a solid state drive than you will upgrading the CPU.

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Rikchell
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RE: Dell Inspiron n5010 processor upgrade core i7 640m

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Ty, i will get the core i7 620m. I have 6gb ram, its enouth, the os never use everything, but i will consider changing the hd.

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