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Joachim1978
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Dell Vostro 3550 with i5-2410M: replace motherboard from i3-2310M?

Hi,


I own a Vostro 3550 with i5-2410M, however the mainboard is apparently defective - the notebook is not starting anymore. Now I have the opportunity to buy a second Vostro 3550 and I intend to use the parts for repairing my own Vostro, however this one has only an i3-2310M CPU. Question: is the motherboard the same and I can use this for exchanging or have both version different montherboards?


Thanks and regards,

Joachim

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RE: Dell Vostro 3550 with i5-2410M: replace motherboard from i3-2310M?

Thank you for your message.



The I3, I5 & I7 (Sandy bridge) share the same motherboard. You can exchange parts between these laptops.

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RE: Dell Vostro 3550 with i5-2410M: replace motherboard from i3-2310M?

Just make sure both have the same type of video (GPU) - these were available with both integrated GPUs and discrete GPUs.  One board CAN replace the other but not without replacing the heatsink assembly and power adapter.

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