Processor Upgrade

Dell Latitude d830 notebook computer (co...
August 9, 2010 at 23:36:07
Specs: Windows XP
I've got a Latitude D830 Notebook with a Core 2 Duo Processor T7250 and needed to know if: a) it can be upgraded to have a better processor, and b) if so, what are the best processors it can handle? I was hoping it could handle an "Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9600 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)."

If it helps at all, I believe that my motherboard is a MY199. That's the only motherboard I could find that was associated with the D830.

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August 10, 2010 at 00:10:33
why do u need new cpu?

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August 10, 2010 at 00:37:14
You probably could have it changed if you were determined but i'm sure its going to cost you quite a bit.

pre built laptops (and desktops) are usually built with roughly the same standard parts so you might find that your motherboard might not be able to function as fast as your new cpu so you may not get a great deal out of your upgrade.

i cant find your motherboard online so i cant look it up. But really... I wouldnt do it.
If its running slow, why not look at formatting and start fresh? and defrag any other partitions?
also end all unnecessary processes in task manager.

Sorry cant help you further (im more of a desktop fanatic!)

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August 10, 2010 at 05:51:14
Answer response #1.

Changing anything other than RAM in a laptop is not a good idea.

You do realize that laptop CPU rarely run at full speed, only happens when required to do so.

If you are a gamer then the issue is probably the Graphics chip, which can't be upgraded.

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February 17, 2011 at 16:42:48
Don't shy away from this. If you have some experience changing out processors in a desktop, you can do that in the D830. You will have to remove the keyboard. Some good videos are out there to step you through things. I don't know what the absolute maximum is, but Dell says you can go up to the T7800. I believe that's the highest 800 Mhz processor available right now. I also suspect that if there is a limiting factor on the MB, it's that. You need some good CPU paste and probably some heat "tape" I'm not sure of the technical term. The laptop heat sinks cool both the CPU and the video chip. I've always used paste for the CPU and tape for the video portion. Someone out there help us out!
I don't know what your purpose is or what your skill level might be, but it's not out of the question. Furthermore, unless you physically damage the components, you don't void the warranty. Dell, however, will not naturally warranty any parts you add. Does that help any?

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February 17, 2011 at 16:46:15
PS. I do believe the T9500 is 800Mhz. Cost might be a bit steep though.

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