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OK, here are the current specs:

Core 2 Duo T7200 @ 2Ghz
2Gb DDR2 @ 667Mhz
256MB Nvidia 7400 Go w/ TurboCache (Currently Speed = 560 Clock & 1070 Memory)
80GB Hitachi @ 5400 RPM 8MB Cache.

So I have plans to upgrade the HDD, RAM and Eventually CPU.

I was thinking of the following:

Hitachi 200GB, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache, SATA
4Gb DDR2 @ 800Mhz (5-5-5-18) - Not the best CAS but better than the OEM Dell. Can My MOBO support this RAM?
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M Can My MOBO Support this CPU?
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Haha. No way the laptop is taking the Q6600, the T series are whole different procs on different sockets. Otherwise, all the other upgrades look possible. You might want to go solid state for the hard drive though.
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Haha. No way the laptop is taking the Q6600, the T series are whole different procs on different sockets. Otherwise, all the other upgrades look possible. You might want to go solid state for the hard drive though.
Where can I get T series CPU's. I have only been able to find E series from TigerDirect.

What's the difference between solid state and reg. HDD?
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Where can I get T series CPU's. I have only been able to find E series from TigerDirect.

What's the difference between solid state and reg. HDD?
solid state is like the memory you find in your flash drive... no moving platters.

and as far as socket T, you'll pay through the nose for any upgrade.
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Is there any way to get around Dell BIOS so I can have control over my CPU? My warranty is up so that I not a concern anymore. I would just like to squeeze some more power out of the CPU and the RAM.
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OEM = no dice, sorry man.. you can use riva tuner for the GPU and thats about all =(
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Quote:
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Is there any way to get around Dell BIOS so I can have control over my CPU? My warranty is up so that I not a concern anymore. I would just like to squeeze some more power out of the CPU and the RAM.
You cannot change the CPU settings because Dell locks the BIOS. You can install more memory. If you go to www.newegg.com you will find more Socket P processors that you can use in your laptop, but they will be very expensive. I think the best thing to do is get a nice 4 GB kit of RAM - it will make your laptop really fly!

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OEM = no dice, sorry man.. you can use riva tuner for the GPU and thats about all =(
Currently what I using.

@ pbpenguins412

Is a step up to T7500 worth it?
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What would you guys suggest for RAM and HDD? Is solid state more expensive?
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Currently what I using.

@ pbpenguins412

Is a step up to T7500 worth it?
In all honesty, I've found that clock speed for laptops makes very little difference. I have a Pentium M 1.7 GHz in my laptop and I'm very happy.
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