can I put Gateway T7400 cpu in my Dell 520

November 27, 2010 at 15:42:17
Specs: Windows 7, 1.66/4GB=Max
My Dell Latitude D520 cam with (Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz 2M L2 Cache, 667Mhz Dual Core} would like to put a Gateway M465-E (Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16GHZ 4MB L2 Cache,667Mhz}

Specifications Dell
o Mfr Part Number: LF80537GF0282M
o Process Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5500
o Frequency: 1.66 GHz
o FSB: 667 MHz
o Cache: 2 MB
o Process: 65 nm
o Socket: Micro-FCPGA
o Power Consumption: 34 W
o Package: OEM
o This processor is a Dual Core processor
o This processor supports Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
o This processor supports Execute Disable Bit capability
o This processor supports Enhanced SpeedStep Technology


Specifications Gateway
o Mfr Part Number: LF80537GF0484M
o Process Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7400
o Frequency: 2.16 GHz
o FSB: 667 MHz
o Cache: 4 MB
o Process: 65 nm
o Socket: Micro-FCPGA
o Power Consumption: 34 W
o Package: OEM
o This processor is a Dual Core processor
o This processor supports Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
o This processor supports Execute Disable Bit capability
o This processor supports Intel Virtualization Technology
o This processor supports Enhanced SpeedStep Technology



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#1
November 27, 2010 at 18:06:16
I could not find a processor support list for your Dell 520 (maybe it is their site, maybe it in an incomplete model number, maybe my brain is on vacation) but both are Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo processors, so I would say that If you can 'Load Optimal Settings' in your BOIS after the swap out, it should work just fine. [I guess I am assuming you do not intend to use your Gateway again, unless you plan on downgrading that one and also using it or selling it.... Should work too.]

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#2
November 27, 2010 at 20:25:36
Just make sure that the motherboard socket is compatible with the cpu. For ex. if you are buying an i5 760 1156 socket then you need a motherboard with a 1156 socket too.

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#3
November 28, 2010 at 05:50:15
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Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5500 and Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7400 should both be the same socket (if the mobile's use the same socket as the desktop, that would be the 775 socket), but I could not double check your board's CPU compatibility list but it should be fine. Just make sure your BIOS recognizes the change and load optimal settings for the new(er) CPU, save and exit.

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#4
November 29, 2010 at 10:55:44
It all depends. Sure it may in theory be socket compatible, but that doesn't mean the Bios will read it correctly or at all even. Your bios has to be microcoded to read it in order for you to use it. If it's not microcoded to read it than that processor is either going to run much slower then what it's rated for or not at all. So just don't assume it will work, unless you know for sure it will and the only way to do that is to call up Dell tech support and ask them if the T7400 is supported by your Dell laptop out of the box. If not ask them if there is a Bios update that will support it. If there isn't then it's not going to work properly or if at all and you are wasting your time and money swaping out a cpu that's not supported by your Bios.

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