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Solved: Laptop cpu upgrade help please

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  1. Davies79

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    Hi, I am looking to upgrade my cpu from 1.9 Ghz to 2.4 Ghz and need a little help with choosing one. An upgrade online suggested Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 .... would this be compatible with my laptop? and if I upgrade would i have any overheating issues? Sorry i know a little about this stuff but not experienced. Any help would be great.
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    You need to learn a bit more about processors and not assume the GHz rating alone is what makes a processor faster.

    Your Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop has an Intel Core i3-3227U 1.90 GHz processor which has a benchmark score of 2476.

    The Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40 GHz processor that someone suggested to you has a benchmark score of 1556.

    On top of the fact that what you want to do isn't possible, your laptop already has a much faster processor.

    The only hardware upgrade option for the vast majority of laptops is adding more RAM.

    Your laptop supports up to 16 GB of RAM, so you definitely have that option.

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  3. Davies79

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    ah ok ... so the upgrade suggested was useless then lol ... thanks for clearing that up for me. :) I was hoping to be able to run world of warcraft on this just on minimum reccomendations for my son and its says that i need an upgrade in that area. Is that not the case?
    Thanks.
     
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    You're stuck with the Intel processor and Intel graphics device in that laptop, but you can add more RAM.

    That's not a gaming laptop, so I don't know if adding more RAM will help or is worth the expense.

    I'm not a gamer or a hardware expert, so my input here is limited.

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  5. Davies79

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    ok thanks for all your help ... very much appreciated. :)
     
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    You're welcome. :)

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    It seems like the Cpu in that model laptop isn't in a socket, it's soldered to the motherboard, so it can't be changed easily any way.
     
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