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Thank you, I hate repeating myself. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ I'm going to try to give all the info I can. If you are using applications for rendering and such, that is where the more RAM would come in handy. Edited by Frizzlee, 08 May 2016 - 12:11 AM. You'd likely see a lot more performance by upgrading the internal drive to an SSD for the same $300-$400. http://pghtix.com/dell-xps/dell-xps-13-ssd-upgrade.html

This includes 'What should I buy?', 'Does a ____ do what I need?', 'How much is _____ worth?' and 'How long until (something obvious) happens?' type questions. You may be able to find a used CPU salvaged, but they tend to be expensive. Hope all that helps. You can also custom order all sorts of things from Intel and other brands.http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-940XM-Processor-PGA988A-2-13GHz/dp/B00SGSLLFQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462681989&sr=8-1&keywords=i7+940xm That said: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/322099593334?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true - this is a good price and in the USA http://ark.intel.com/products/43122/Intel-Core-i7-720QM-Processor-6M-Cache-1_60-GHzhttp://ark.intel.com/products/43127/Intel-Core-i7-940XM-Processor-Extreme-Edition-8M-Cache-2_13-GHz http://ark.intel.com/compare/49666,43122,43127 - more info here

It might work, but it's an extra risk if I decide to go for these CPU's... No submissions to crowdfunding sites or ongoing campaigns. In case your interested:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D3G30W2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2E1SJ0W5T7RAT&coliid=I1JBSSDI33U87G I actually did try the BIOS/CMOS and it didn't work. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Fatvod[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago(0 children)How exactly do I check wether its PGA or BGA?

The cooling system--which I doubt you can replace with a better one because this isn't a desktop--is essentially proprietary. Upgrading the CPU in a Dell Studio XPS 1640. Though who knows - you're not gaming at some huge resolution and though you might have details set to medium or whatever, in that situation the CPU could help. No, create an account now.

Shit, give it a shot. Also how come you hate the laptop? Thanks and happy New Year! check it out The software sends the command all the over the CPU.

Only a small upgrade is possible, because I have much higher priorities this year, including a new car. So I can run the other CPU it would just make my machine hotter? In plain words, the Central Processing Unit is the brain of the computer, as the name suggests it. I don't know if it's what you'd call up to date for hardcore gamers but I don't tend to play any newly released games.

Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613286/upgrading-my-dell-studio-xps-cpu/ What is the best possible CPU upgrade from Core 2 Duo P8700 on Intel PM45 MOBO? I'm thinking my heat sync is damaged because it has some melting and dents in it. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Markus_Antonius 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago(0 children)Before being able to answer if any upgrade is a good idea, it's important to know why you feel you need to upgrade?

Upgrading Core 2 Duo in my XPS 1640 2.4Ghz. http://pghtix.com/dell-xps/dell-xps-8900-psu-upgrade.html I know it voids the warranty but i will put origonal in if i have to make a warranty claim. Then I bought an SSD. Please feel free to post comments for any errors, improvements or additions.

Spam and Self Promotion: Spam and self promotion are not allowed. Worth EVERY PENNY!! Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. http://pghtix.com/dell-xps/upgrade-dell-xps-13-ram.html And the rest of the laptop is great its just the processor holds it back.

I also don't plan to replace DVD and modify the casing to fit another HDD/SSD. permalinkembedsavegive goldaboutblogaboutsource codeadvertisecareershelpsite rulesFAQwikireddiquettemod guidelinescontact usapps & toolsReddit for iPhoneReddit for Androidmobile websitebuttons<3reddit goldredditgiftsUse of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. © 2017 reddit inc. An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request.

Even cheaper, if used.

I made a poll and I would appreciate your response about the best possible CPU upgrade for my Dell. Things are loading faster and I'm having nowhere near as much troubles connecting to the internet and staying on. I just re-did my thermal paste just because, and the stuff was like sand! Typically for gaming you should not need more than 8GB RAM.

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You can get one for ~$30-35 new. It's used as a backup computer, mainly for internet, MS office, and occasional image and video edit. Thermal paste does expire! permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]gaqua 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago(2 children)Your processor wouldn't help that much either.

Just think about this: an X9100 is rare and unless you are willing to risk $15-$20 to get who knows what from China, it normally sells near $60-$80 mark in the This includes tech support and PC building questions. And the .4 upgrade would be like 50 bucks so I doubt I could sell the old one for that much. People who say that thermal paste doesn't expire...

Definitions and ArchitecturesI) Processor Introduction So, we all hear about the computer parts, and the CPU is one of the most important parts. Right? Your need of an upgrade puts you in an interesting spot, where you won't get much improvement even if you attempt to max out your current platform. Tch darn, I was hoping one of them would support 16gbs.

That is going to give you the most bang for your buck. No, yes or yes but the BIOS won't correctly name it but it runs so who cares. Alright although in my last reply I did say i'm just going to get a new laptop since a new CPU is half or more of the cost of this new They probably hadn't cleaned out their heat syncs lol!

I think they may have even been the original installed RAM for this computer, which would make them 7 years old. So I am not sure if heat will be a determining factor for my CPU upgrade. If I remove CPU and PSU from the equasion, I might shoot straight towards the 480 GB SSD. (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Why I want to upgrade: I found out after ordering in 2x8gb ripjaws and receiving them yesterday that this CPU can not handle more then 8gbs RAM.