3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2010 9:59 AM by mechbob

    Upgraded Dell Inspiron 600m Pentium M 1.6 to 2.13

      I attempted (well I did) my Dell Inspiron 600m processor from a Pentium M 1.6 400 fsb to Pentium M 2.13 533 fsb.  I run the process ID tool... it see's the new processor (expected, 2.13 Ghz, 533 MHz, no L2), however it's (reported, 1.60GHz, 400 MHz, 2 MB L2).  I flashed the BIOS (from Windows) which didn't work.  Is there something I'm doing wrong?  What can I do to bring the system to the new processor (2.13GHz)?



      --- IPDT - rev ---
      --- Start Time: 12/15/2010 00:57:54---
      --- Skipping Config ---
      --- Reading CPU Manufacturer ---
      Expected --> GenuineIntel
      Detected --> GenuineIntel
      Found --- Genuine Intel Processor ---
      --- Temperature Test ---
      Temperature not supported.
      --- Reading Brand String ---
      Detected Brand String:
      Intel Pentium M  2.13GHz
      Brand String Test Passed!!!
      --- Reading CPU Frequency ---
      Expected CPU Frequency is --> 2.13
      Detected CPU Frequency is --> 1.60076
      CPU Frequency Test Passed with Warning!!!
      The processor frequency could be affected by over-clocking or power management
      features.  Intel(R) does not support over-clocking of its processors.
      Over-clocking is not compatible with the Intel(R) Processor Diagnostic Tool.
      In order to ensure the processor frequency is not affected by these, please
      enter BIOS and load defaults and disable any 'Over-Clocking' or power
      management features that may be affecting processor frequency. Also please set
      any software applications which control power management features to default.
      --- Reading FSB ---
      Expected FSB : --> 533
      Detected) FSB : --> 533
      CPU FSB Test Passed!!!
      --- Running Base Clock test ---
      ---  This CPU does not support base clock test ---
      --- Running Floating Point test ---
      Million Floating Points per Second, MFLOPS --> 144
      Floating Point Test Pass ---
      --- Running Prime Number Generation Test ---
      Operation Per Second--> 332290
      Prime Number Generation Test Pass ---
      --- Reading Cache Size --- 
      Cache Test not supported on this model processor.
      --- Determining MMX - SSE capabilities ---
      --- MMX/SSE/SSE2/SSE3/SSSE3/SSE4.1/SSE4.2 ---
      MMX      - Intel MMX Technology Feature Supported -->          Yes---> PASS
      SSE      - Streaming SIMD Extensions Feature Supported -->     Yes---> PASS
      SSE2      - Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 Feature Supported -->     Yes---> PASS
      SSE3      - Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 Feature Supported -->     No ---> No Test Required
      SSSE3      - Supplemented SSE 3 Feature Supported -->          No ---> No Test Required
      SSE4.1      - Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.1 Feature Supported -->     No ---> No Test Required
      SSE4.2      - Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2  Feature Supported -->     No ---> No Test Required
      Test Cycle Count = 100
      --- MMX_SSE - capabilities check complete ---
      Pass --- MMX - SSE Testing complete ---
      ..Query 4..
      --- Querying for Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Device (IGD) ---
      ..Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Device not supported on this processor..
      ..Skipping Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Device Presence Test..
      --- IMC NOT Supported on this Processor ---
      --- CPU Load ---
      --- Load Level = 8
      CPU Load Passed!!!
      --- Test End Time: 12/15/2010 01:01:53---
        • 1. Re: Upgraded Dell Inspiron 600m Pentium M 1.6 to 2.13

          Hello;  As first recommendation, check with Dell if your laptop fully supports the new processor and if indeed is supported, check if there is another way to update your system BIOS since it can be possible that your current BIOS version is not supporting this processor.

          • 2. Re: Upgraded Dell Inspiron 600m Pentium M 1.6 to 2.13

            I'd look up the chip i.d. on the site. Your old chip is SLxxx and your new chip is SLxxx. If you Google each code, you will see a site   ark.intel.xxxxxxxxx. Click on that one. It will bring your chip up. Look at the bus/clock multplier of each chip. I suspect they are different. The 2.13 @ 533 MHz is quad pumped at 133 MHz, It is only running at the bus/clock multiplier the 1.6 chip is running at so the BIOS doesn't see it as a properly clocked 2.13 chip. I think if you do the math with all the numbers, it works out that way. The hitch is if your motherboard supports a 533 front side bus and you have the proper RAM speed to support it. The computer I am on now has a 2.2 chip in it with a 22 times multiliplier, if I put a 3.0 chip in it, it only runs at 1.5 GHz because the 3.0 chip has a 15 times multiplier. My board doesn't support it. If you look the chip specs up, it will come clear. Whether you can get it to run at 2.13, I don't know.


            Good Luck

            • 3. Re: Upgraded Dell Inspiron 600m Pentium M 1.6 to 2.13

              Try going into device maneger and go to the CPU tab left click than right click scan for changes . than go to drivers and try to update. than see if it reports your new CPU correctly.