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June 6th, 2024 23:04

I would appreciate if you advice on CPU...

XPS 15 7590

XPS 15 7590

Hello everyone, I am the owner of an XPS 15 7590 i7-9750H 2.60GHz (intel 9th gen) that I bought in the beginning of 2019. I still like the laptop, but lately (a few good months) it has been very slow.

After running a few benchmarks, I found out that the processor is the actual problem.

I would like to purchase the better 14th generation of the i7 but I am not sure how to check if the motherboard supports the new chip and if I need and can upgrade to DDR5 RAM.

I believe the CPU socket is 1440 FCBGA.

Please assist me if you have gone through this. I would greatly appreciate advice and ideas on upgrading.

Ps. I have already replaced the RAM with bigger plates.

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June 6th, 2024 23:11

FCBGA CPUs are soldered to the system board -- they are not upgradeable.  The only way to upgrade to a 14th generation CPU is with a new notebook.

There is no longer an XPS 15 system (excepting some old stock still being sold), but the XPS 16 models do have the CPU you're looking for and are the clearest upgrade path for a new Dell system.

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June 9th, 2024 10:13

@ejn63 Thank you very much for your response. While doing my research, I came across this, but I was hoping it was not the case...​  It is a shame that a product that you pay £2k for, you cannot upgrade or is not decent enough 4 years later...

All the best to you!

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