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Upgrade dell N5050 to an Intel Core i7-2640M 2.8 GHz

Going to try to upgrade from an I5 to an ntel Core i7-2640M 2.8 GHz Same socket as the i5 

will let you all know how it goes

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Product Name
Intel® Core™ i5-2540M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz) Intel® Core™ i7-2640M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code Name
Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge
Launched Launched
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q4'11
Processor Number
i5-2540M i7-2640M
3 MB Intel® Smart Cache 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Bus Type
System Bus
5 GT/s 5 GT/s
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
Embedded Options Available
No No
32 nm 32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
BOX : $269.00 N/A
Link Link
# of Cores
2 2
# of Threads
4 4
Processor Base Frequency
2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
35 W 35 W
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3 1066/1333
Max # of Memory Channels
2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 21.3 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
No No
Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Graphics Output
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes Yes
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes Yes
Macrovision* License Required
No No
# of Displays Supported
2 2
Device ID
0x116 0x116
Intel® Insider™
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision
2.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 16
Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration
100 C 100 C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023) 37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography
32 nm 32 nm
Sockets Supported
FCBGA1023, PPGA988 FCBGA1023, PPGA988
Low Halogen Options Available
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Yes Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes Yes
Intel® 64
Yes Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology
Yes Yes
4G WiMAX Wireless Technology
Yes Yes
Idle States
Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Demand Based Switching
No No
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes Yes
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Yes Yes
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Yes Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes Yes
Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology
Yes Yes
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Technology
Yes Yes
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RE: Upgrade dell N5050 to an Intel Core i7-2640M 2.8 GHz

Hey what happen then?

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