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E6430 CPU Upgrade

Hi All,

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

 

 

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Re: E6430 CPU Upgrade

@SHKJ6961,

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.

Justin C


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SHKJ6961
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Re: E6430 CPU Upgrade

Hi Justin,

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 ???

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1TS-000A-01KS1

 

https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-latitude-e6430-14-core-i7-3540m-6-gb-ram-128-gb-ssd-english/

 

http://ekratu.com/en/computers/224-dell-ref-latitude-e6430-intel-core-i7-3540m.html

can you please clarify....Thanks in advance....Stu

 

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Re: E6430 CPU Upgrade

@SHKJ6961,

As I said, the Latitude E6430 supports the i7-3540M 3.0GHz Dual Core processor.

Therefore, your desired upgrade should go fine if you so choose to do so. 

Justin C


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SHKJ6961
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Re: E6430 CPU Upgrade

Thanks for the help...I actually mis-read your reply...(sorry about the mistake) thanks again !!!!

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Re: E6430 CPU Upgrade

Welcome to the Dell Community  @SHKJ6961 

I must have misread the same thing???

The i7-3540M has the same "TDP" and "Stepping" but a 57% success rate???

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Core_i5_Mobile/i5-3320M_(PGA).html

If I have the CPU at work I will test and post the results???

Best regards,

U2

P.S. Dell needs to add a "Time Stamp" when people change/edit a post/reply.

EXAMPLE: Posted on 03-03-2019 04:18 PM - edited ‎03-03-2019 04:21 PM


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Re: E6430 CPU Upgrade

@SHKJ6961 

Removed the i5-3340M CPU.

i5-3340.png

Installed the i7-3540M CPU.

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Works fine.

Boots to BIOS and will start to install W10. 

Regards,

U2


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Re: E6430 CPU Upgrade

thank so much for your help !!!!

U2CAMEB4ME
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Re: E6430 CPU Upgrade

Your very welcome @SHKJ6961 

U2


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