I have been given a Inspiron N5040 a05. I am trying to find a replacement processor. The spec show a 2.53 Intel core I3 M380. It has one contact point . All the replacements I can find have 2. I am a complete numpty when it comes to hardware so any help would be magic
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It's not clear what you mean by "one contact point" but these CPUs are compatible with the 5040:
Celeron P4600, Pentium P6200, Pentium P6300, i3-380M, i3-390M
All are PGA988 format.
Other CPUs from the first-generation Core lineup may work, but CPUs from the 2nd through 6th generation will not. You'd have to try and see what works -- there are no guarantees.