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inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

hi,i want to upgrade my CPU.

i have an i3-2350M 2.3 GHz-sandy bridge-socket supported: PPGA988 -( http://ark.intel.com/products/53438/Intel-Core-i3-2350M-Processor-3M-Cache-2_30-GHz ).

chipset: HM67

i want to know if it is  possible to upgrade to an i7-2860QM  which support socket :FCPGA988 -( http://ark.intel.com/products/53476/Intel-Core-i7-2860QM-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz )

thnx in advance. 😄

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Re: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

Hi,

You can find the list of all the processors below tested by Dell on your computer:

  (click on image for enlarged view)

You can check the comparison of 'i3-2350M' and 'i7-2860QM' from the link: http://intel.ly/122fJzI The lithography and the dimensions of both the processors is same but the Core junction temperature, Maximum TDP (Thermal design power) and the clock speed are way different and may cause system instability issues.  

Dell does not offer processor or motherboard upgrades for purchase as discrete items, nor does Dell recommend upgrading the processor or motherboard in any given system. Therefore, Dell cannot support systems in which the motherboard or processor has been upgraded through third-party services or products. For more information, you can refer to the link: http://dell.to/VKnn0O 

Please reply for further clarifications. 

Thanks and regards,
DELL-Chinmay S
#IWork4Dell 

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Re: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

thnx man

i have finallly get my answer 😄

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Re: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

Hi zxcasdqwe,

You are most welcome.

Please feel free to get in touch in case you have any further questions. 

Thanks and regards,
DELL-Chinmay S
#IWork4Dell 

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Re: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

can i upgrade my dell n5050 cpu b815 with Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor

(3M Cache, 2.10 GHz)

i try bt when i start my laptop it beeps 7 times and whont start

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Re: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

my bios was a4. can i try with a5?

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RE: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

Hello,

I see in the link you provided above "comparison of 'i3-2350M' and 'i7-2860QM' from the link: http://intel.ly/122fJzI " and the content says 

Max memory size for Intel® Core™ i3-2350M Processor (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz) is 16GB !! is this true ?
My current configuration has 6GB ram in built and I am planning to upgrade.

Will I be able to extend up to 16 GB or is it limited to 8GB as some of the sites state.

Please Help.

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RE: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

Hi,

You can find the list of all the processors below tested by Dell on your computer:

  (click on image for enlarged view)

You can check the comparison of 'i3-2350M' and 'i7-2860QM' from the link: http://intel.ly/122fJzI The lithography and the dimensions of both the processors is same but the Core junction temperature, Maximum TDP (Thermal design power) and the clock speed are way different and may cause system instability issues.  

Dell does not offer processor or motherboard upgrades for purchase as discrete items, nor does Dell recommend upgrading the processor or motherboard in any given system. Therefore, Dell cannot support systems in which the motherboard or processor has been upgraded through third-party services or products. For more information, you can refer to the link: http://dell.to/VKnn0O 

Please reply for further clarifications. 

everything is the same except the clock speeds, which the i7 is only .2 Ghz difference

Compare Intel® Products

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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
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Essentials
Status
Launched Launched
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q4'11
Processor Number
i5-2540M i7-2640M
Cache
3 MB Intel® Smart Cache 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Bus Type
DMI DMI
System Bus
5 GT/s 5 GT/s
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX AVX
Embedded Options Available
No No
Lithography
32 nm 32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
BOX : $269.00 N/A
Datasheet
Link Link
-
Performance
# 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
TDP
35 W 35 W
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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
eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
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™
Yes
-
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
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Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration
1
TJUNCTION
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
See MDDS See MDDS
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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
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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: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

Can i upgrade my n5050 (i3 2350 to i7 2720qm)?

Please reply me fast as possible.Its has same TDP.

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RE: inspiron n5050 cpu upgrade help

No . you can't . Go to intel ark website and compare socket  types to your i3 socket. to the 2nd generation i7 sockets . I was going to try to upgrade mine to an i7 with the same socket as the i3 but never did do it.