Looking to upgrade my processor

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  1. iBoost

    iBoost ohio state, son OT Supporter

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    I have a dell inspiron 6000 laptop and am looking to upgrade my processor, but am not too familiar with what is available. Is it possible to upgrade to a dual core processor and if so, is it an easy install? Can someone please show me what would be the best possible cpu for my laptop? thanks
     
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    no. you can swap within the same "family" of cpu, but that is a waste of money.
     
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    iBoost ohio state, son OT Supporter

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    so i cant upgrade my processor?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    direct answer: you can

    correct answer: Although you could, it would not typically be considered financially prudent to do so.
     
  5. lolerskates

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    first you need to look up your motherboard specs, then look at what socket your processor is and what it supports (amd, intel) you can only put a processor that is the same socket in
     
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    um... unless I am mistaken most laptops can NOT be upgraded. I am wondering if people are reading your post correctly or if I am just crazy.
     
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    you're crazy. I have a laptop sitting next to me that has had 3 diff cpus in it. But not because I wanted to "upgrade".
     
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    It's usually not worth it. If you want to upgrade, max out the RAM or get a faster drive if you are stuck with a slo-mo drive. If you are absolutely set on it, check out the support forums on Dell's site. They can tell you everything you want to know about your laptop.
     
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    i didn't see he had a laptop but they can still be upgraded
     
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    When I ready the thread title, the Kittah pic of "Hi im here to upgrade your ram" came to mind.
     

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