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hi is anyone know what i7 cpus are compatable with this motherboard?

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Dell Xps L502x

current cpu: i5-2410m

mainboard Version:   A00

mainboard Name: 0YR8NN

mainboard Serial Number: BGS60Q1.CN4864315E1503.

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RE: hi is anyone know what i7 cpus are compatable with this motherboard?

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The system takes second-generation Core i CPUs -- the fastest of these that was shipped with and will work within the power constraints of the system is the 2670QM

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RE: hi is anyone know what i7 cpus are compatable with this motherboard?

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which would be better for games the 2670QM or a i7 2640m?

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RE: hi is anyone know what i7 cpus are compatable with this motherboard?

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Most games can't use more than one or two cores -- so the 2640m is fine.  That said, either CPU is very capable of running most games -- the limiting factor won't be the CPU, but the GPU -- the one part of your system that cannot be upgraded.

If you now have an i5 CPU in the system, going to the i7 won't net you much -- it'll simply shift the bottleneck to the GPU.