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want to change processor dell inspiron 1200

by libarkin / April 24, 2013 12:26 PM PDT

I have a old dell inspiron 1200 with a intel celeron r/m 1.30ghz 1.24 gb i want to change it to a intel pentium 4 2.4 ghz is it possible i am going to upgrade the cooling on it but will pentium 4 work please let me know thanks

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 1:08 PM PDT

The difference in power requirement and heat production besides any other issue means you are unlikely to accomplish this.

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Don't count on it, but check
by Willy / April 24, 2013 5:13 PM PDT

I suspect this is a laptop which tends to limit cpu upgrades. If this can be done, you will need the m-version or mobile cpu of that P4 otherwise if this becomes a desktop cpu(it has been done) they were extensively cooled to work. So, even if you could cool it better, i don't see it happening well from what the maker provides. This also may not be a direct unplug cpu and drop-in new cpu arrangement. it maybe one of the "moduled cpu" and thus again has to be a true replacement or if capable resolder new for old. So, overall this isn't as easy as it seems. if you haven't already look at the cpu once torn down or review its repair manual if available. You maybe lucky here as Dell offers that in many cases unlike other makers just the users guide.

tada -----Willy Happy

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