Jordan Lazarov
2 Bronze

Dell Inspiron 1654 Intel core i3 upgrade

Hi everyone. 

Can i replace the current processor i3-330m with the i7-640m  or Intel Core I7 740QM  or

I7 840QM Q3SE ? 

...or which is the best processor for this laptop?

Thanks and Regards!

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DELL-Hemalatha
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RE: Dell Inspiron 1654 Intel core i3 upgrade

Hi Jordan Lzarov 

Thanks for writing to us. 

I7 processors are not tested on this laptop. 

Following are the ones which are tested and are sure to work

I5-520M :: part # N14CN

I5-430M:: part# DD23V

I5-540M :: part# 564CD 

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ejn63
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RE: Dell Inspiron 1654 Intel core i3 upgrade

The quads won't work - -they draw too much power.  Further, they have no onboard video - if your system has Intel integrated video, they won't replace your i3, which has integrated video.

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Jordan Lazarov
2 Bronze

RE: Dell Inspiron 1654 Intel core i3 upgrade

Thank you very much for the answer!

is that mean the i7 640M will work correctly? It has two cores and video and 35W power like i3. The difference is only Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 766 MHz  vs  667 MHz  and  Processor Base Frequency 2.8 GHz Max Turbo Frequency 3.46 GHz vs 2.13 GHz on i3.

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Jordan Lazarov
2 Bronze

RE: Dell Inspiron 1654 Intel core i3 upgrade

Thank you very much for the answer!

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ejn63
10 Diamond

RE: Dell Inspiron 1654 Intel core i3 upgrade

Since it appears the system never shipped with an i7 CPU, the best you can do is try it -- it may or may not work, but no one can make a guarantee.

If you're still running the system on a conventional hard drive, an SSD is a better upgrade than any CPU you can install.

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