1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 13, 2012 8:18 AM by Intel_Karla

    Processor upgrade help


      I have a Dell Inspiron N5030 and i want to upgrade my processor. right now i have a Pentium(R) Dual-core T4500 @ 2.3GHz with 8 GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system and i was wondering if what processors i can replace it with to make my laptop faster for gaming

        • 1. Re: Processor upgrade help

          The compatibility of a processor is determined by the motherboard on your system due to the following:

          Their testing requires the use of our processors (not vice-versa). The board must be validated for the power and thermal specifications of the processor. The system builder must release a BIOS update for the board with explicit support for the stepping and frequency of the processor. They should also provide any configuration changes or updates specific to the board.


          Due to this, we recommend contacting Dell* and consult whether you have upgrade options or not, on your Dell* system.


          Compatibility information between Intel(R) motherboards and processors can be found here: http://processormatch.intel.com/