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I have an Alienware Sentia 3200 laptop. I was thinking of upgrading the CPU, but the BIOS is really old and I don't know what it supports. Is there any way of getting a free BIOS update or finding what my mobo supports?

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Manufacturer: ALIENWARE
Model: SENTIA
Chipset: Intel i855GM/GME
BIOS
American Megatrends Inc 1.08.08
Date: 03/05/2005
    
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Really I don't think that it would be wise to change out the CPU. Because the heatsink in your lappy is designed to cool that CPU, it won't properly cool a faster proc, unless that proc puts out less heat than the one that you have in it now. I would say don't worry about the lappy and get something that will suit those SLI'd GTX's better, that 939 aint good enough for those nice GPU's.
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Everyone has being saying that to me so I have decided to completely upgrade in a month's time to a qx9650. I got the 8800gtxs really cheap and thats why I have them. I was planning on changing the fan in the laptop as well as the CPU is only 1.7ghz Pentium M
    
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