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Vostro 1500 upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by smishra34, Aug 14, 2015.

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  1. smishra34

    smishra34 Thread Starter

    Aug 14, 2015
    Hello Friends,

    I have a Vostro 1500 laptop with dated configuration. Can I upgrade my processor to intel i5 and increase my RAM from existing 4GB limit to 16 GB. Please advice.

  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    What do you mean by dated configuration?

    The only hardware upgrade option that most laptops has is adding more RAM.

    Yours is already maxed out with 4 GB of DDR2 RAM.

    There is no way that you can magically make it accept 16 GB of RAM.

    That model laptop comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

    Even if its processor was user-upgradeable, I doubt that it can use an Intel Core i5.


    That model laptop is about 8 years old, so I'm guessing yours came with Windows XP 32-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit.

    What's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?

    Last edited: Aug 14, 2015
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    No, you cannot do either. Core 2 and Core i series processors use different sockets, Core i series processors are available in many generations and even those generations use different sockets between them. And the RAM is already maxed out as well. What you need is a new laptop.
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