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HybridAlien
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** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **

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?

 

Thanks

 

 

Dell XPS M1530

T7250 2GHZ

4GB Ram

Vista 32bit SP1

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ejn63
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Re: ** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **

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.

 

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xpsM1530/en/SM/cpu.htm#wp1084976

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hotrent1
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Re: ** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **

I upgraded to the t9300.  Wise upgrade for the money.  You get 6mb L2 cache, penrynn class. Install is a breeze.

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

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HybridAlien
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Re: ** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **

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 Smiley Happy

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Re: ** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **

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 Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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hotrent1
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Re: ** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **

bought mine locally, paid 275.00

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

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Re: ** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **


hotrent1 wrote:

bought mine locally, paid 275.00

 

Where exactly is "locally"?  It's UK sources which are needed, remember Smiley Wink

 

And 275.00 what?   Unless it's £'s - it's of little consequence?

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 Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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parkjoony
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Re: ** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **

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.

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hotrent1
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Re: ** Is it possible To Upgrade From A T7250 To A T9300 CPU? **

sorry for not giving better details. looked at receipt, price 375.00 US dollars.  the shop matched best price i could find on web. 

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

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