Martman5
1 Copper

6400 upgrade processor

I have an old 6400 laptop that I want to upgrade for my daughter. It has a t2300 duo core processor with the M socket. What is the fastest processor I can install? I updated the bios to version A 17. Thanks

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8 Xenon

Re: 6400 upgrade processor

The Intel T7200, T7400 and T7600 are the three fastest ones you can use.

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DELL-Allan D
4 Ruthenium

Re: 6400 upgrade processor

Hello Martman5,

Inspiron 6400 was shipped tested and shipped with 2 kinds of processors. 

1. Intel Core Duo Processor T2300 (2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB).
2. Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB).

Hence I would like to say that upgrading the processor to Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) would defiantly work fine as it has been tested on the system. 

Hope this helps!

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Martman5
1 Copper

Re: 6400 upgrade processor

Hi,

Thank you for the response. I think you're right the specs look similar except for the speed increase.  The T2300 can only handle a max of 2 gigs ram. It looks like the T7600 can handle 4gigs. If I install this chip with 4 gigs and it works, then the 6400 would have some life left in it.

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Martman5
1 Copper

Re: 6400 upgrade processor

If I install a T7600 do you think it will work? Do you think my bios will recognize it? can it handle 4 gigs of ram. Thanks for your help.

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8 Xenon

Re: 6400 upgrade processor

The system can take up to 2G of RAM, max, regardless of the CPU - at least officially.  4G may or may not work - but they chipset is old enough that you'd see only about 3.2G of the 4, even with a 64-bit OS.

Yes, the T7600 will work in this model. It's the fastest of the socket M CPU.  Just BE SURE you get a genuine T7600 - not a remark or an engineering sample (which won't have a clock lock and won't work).

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