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J.Wingate
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Latitude E6520 Upgrade parts?

I would like to upgrade the processor, WiFi Card, and Graphics Card if I can in my Latitude E6520. 

Current configurations (up to date if you check S/T):

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BIOS Version
A08
10/18/2011
Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz
Memory
Page File Size
16,143.6MB (8GB)
Storage
Samsung 840Pro 256GB SSD
Wireless
DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card
Display
Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Can anyone tell me what processors I can buy to upgrade also is there anything else needed for a processor upgrade IE: Heat tube/sink, Fan, housing, etc..
What WiFi Cards  can I upgrade to for faster connectivity?
There is not a Graphics card installed what can be installed? 
Also will the cooling system support such upgrades? I have a extended battery and not worried about life there. 
Any help will do. 
Thanks! 
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RE: Latitude E6520 Upgrade parts?

The processor is removeable, so that can be upgraded - you'll need a Sandy Bridge generation CPU (not the later Ivy Bridge or Haswell).  The wireless card is your choice - you can use anything that will fit in the system and take the standard antenna connections (probably two).

The video chip cannot be upgraded, nor can you add a video card.  If you wish to upgrade the video, the mainboard must be replaced with one that has a discrete video chip.

If you do this upgrade, you will also need a new heatsink assembly.

Board:

http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=15461

Heatsink assembly

http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=11920

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J.Wingate
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RE: Latitude E6520 Upgrade parts?

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vbrodgers
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RE: Latitude E6520 Upgrade parts?

Hopefully you didnt bu

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