2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2016 12:54 PM by Intel Corporation

    Upgrading a CPU from a Core 2 Duo T9600


      Hi, I am trying to upgrade my Alienware M17x R1 to a faster CPU. The configuration information for my laptop is listed below:


      Processor- 1

      • CPU_Name- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz
      • CPU_Manufacturer- GenuineIntel
      • CPU_Caption- Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
      • CPU_Version
      • CPU_ProcessorId- BFEBFBFF0001067A
      • CPU_CurrentClockSpeed- 2801MHz
      • CPU_AddressWidth- 64Bits
      • CPU_DataWidth- 64Bits
      • CPU_SocketDesignation- Socket 479


      I was informed by Dell support that the following CPUs can be used on the upgrade:


      ntel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8600

      Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8700

      Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9600

      Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9800

      Core 2 Quad

      Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q9000

      Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q9100

      Core 2 Extreme

      Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Processor QX9300


      I think then Core 2 Quads use a different socket than the Socket 479 that I have on my laptop, but would like to confirm what are my valid upgrade options from the T9600.


      Thanks in advance.