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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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If you mean the heat slug, it doesn't matter - apply heatsink compound to both parts (they will both contact the heatsink assembly).

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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.

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Hi The contact point is between the processor and the fan assembly. The i3 380m I have found have two.

Apologies for being a numpty 

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If you mean the heat slug, it doesn't matter - apply heatsink compound to both parts (they will both contact the heatsink assembly).

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Many thanks

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