I am an XPS 12 9q23 owner/user since 2013, and i was wondering the possibility of changing the motherboard to a 9q33 type (i7, 8GB RAM), i need the extra RAM and processing power, and what do I need to consider if this upgrade is possible
Any kind of help is appreciated
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It does not appear the boards interchange despite the similarity on the outside of the system. Further, used 9q33 systems on EBay are going for not much more than mainboards alone - if you want the upgrade (which would be a modest one at best) you may be better off with a complete system.
ejn63, it looks like you've learned something since en.community.dell.com/.../19489880 and have discovered even the motherboards are not upgradeable? Have you tried it? Has Dell said as much or have it documented anywhere? Thanks!
Since the 9Q33 didn't exist when the documentation for the 9Q23 was made, there won't be any confirmation or denial. If you look at the big Dell parts sellers, they do not list the 9Q33 board as working in the 9Q23 chassis.
Though the two systems share a similar chassis, it's very possible the manufacturer made small changes that don't allow a board retrofit.