I was wondering if someone can help...I have a Latitude E6430 it has 16 gig of RAM Windows 10, Samsung 860 EVO drive,upgraded screen 1600x900 resolution,back lit keyboard, Intel on-board graphics,and the 7260 Intel wireless card
I am looking to upgrade the CPU from an I5-3320 2.6 GHZ Dual core to an i7-3540M 3.0GHz Dual Core or possibly a quad core I7 can this be done without worrying about overheating issues or modifications
I basically use the machine for processing photos,watching movies no game playing
I actually can get the i7-3540M 3.0GHz Dual Core for around $60.......is it worth it to do this upgrade ????
Thanks in advance....shirschb2
The Latitude E6430 does support the i7-3540M 3.0GHz Dual Core processor.
Regarding cooling: The E6430 has 2 heatsink part numbers. 9C7T7 for Nvidia motherboard. 0XDK0 for Intel motherboard.
So it appears you do not need to upgrade the cooling for the processor upgrades.
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Thanks for the reply...then why have I seen that configuration been sold all over the internet with that same CPU...see examples links below ???
can you please clarify....Thanks in advance....Stu
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I must have misread the same thing???
The i7-3540M has the same "TDP" and "Stepping" but a 57% success rate???
If I have the CPU at work I will test and post the results???
P.S. Dell needs to add a "Time Stamp" when people change/edit a post/reply.
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