I do not know for you, but I really cannot conceive life without a computer. And I mean a real computer here, not a phone, not a tablet, not a watch, nor a smart wearable. A Personal Computer!
The big thing with a keyboard, a bit processor, a lot of memory and storage. This weekend, I decided to upgrade by faithful PC I’ve built three years ago. Indeed, after finally upgrading from Windows 7 to 10, I’ve noticed a significant increase in the average CPU utilization. Sure, my rig had some juice left, but I had the opportunity to do it now. The transplant went smoothly, and I surprised myself with the cleanness of the build I made (my case if fully closed, so it’s been three years I didn’t peek in it). Et voila, I am now set for the next five years I believe!
16 thoughts on “Upgrade my Workstation”
1200w allim !?
Yep, just to be on the safe side 😉
What monster did you put in there ? The cooling will follow ?
In fact it is cooler than the previous one. You can see the changes in the two task manager screen shots.
Thanks. This is my first stop. Win 10 with an old desktop I must go. Happy computing. Jamel. Regards Ray
witch motherboard is that
Ravi Roshan It is an Intel DX79SI Motherboard.
well yes i agree to what u said on having a PC alright then can u help me upgrade my laptop it is an old laptop but i like to upgrade thing’s to full potential i have already upgraded the ram but the processor is an problem
Ravi Roshan hi Ravi. It is likely that you will not be able to upgrade your laptop processor. Many reasons to it. First, CPUs are often soldered directly to the motherboard in laptops, so few extra millimeters can be saved off the thickness. It is almost impossible for an average person to do such desoldering/soldering. Second, assuming you could, then you would face a second major problem: thermal dissipation. Supposing that you would be interested by a more powerful CPU, it would generate more heat to dissipate. Again, for optimization reasons, systems designers tend to right-size their cooling solutions. So you would probably not be able to change the heat pipe, maybe the exhaust fan – if any is present (and your user experience would deteriorate). Net-net you would probably be better buying a new laptop when you will be ready to do so. Sorry that I have no better solution to suggest.
not really because i have dell inspiron1525 and it has an inter changeable
Ravi Roshan I see. Indeed, this one seems to have a socket. Then you should be good!
but i need u to help me find the fastest CPU for this laptop
Ravi Roshan I still would avoid trying to upgrade if this laptop is your main system. I would try only as an experiment and a learning project. Even if in theory it sounds feasible – you have a socket – you may face issues at any of the following steps:
– spin of the motherboard Dell used
– getting a faulty part
Again, the way I would take this project is to lower my expectations – and accept affront the risk of damaging my device. If you are ready take those risks (on your own), this could be an interesting project.
The first step is to ask Dell. There is nothing on their website anymore about the Inspiron 1525, but after all you are a customer, and they should be able to give you the list of supported processors. Then eBay is your friend. If asking Dell doesn’t work out, you can experiment (knowing the risks I mentioned earlier). I would recommend you to also fix a budget limit and when you do so, put things in perspective: this is a device from 2008! I would certainly not spend more than $50.
Now regarding the choice. You do not tell which processor you have today in your system. It seems that the 1525 uses a socket P and has an FSB running up to 800 MHz. These two characteristics are likely your limiting factors. Be careful, you are looking for a mobile processor, not a desktop one! The biggest problem is that sellers may not know – or tell – what they want to sell you. So he very cautious (see below the link to the Intel ARK site where you should always check). The other aspect to consider is the TDP. Dell is the only one who can tell you what they designed for. It seems that it is around 30-35 watts. However, knowing the model you have today, it can give you an idea around where you should pick your upgrade.
For details – and to check these parameters when you search for your upgrade, you can got here: ark.intel.com – ARK | Your Source for Intel® Product Specifications
Just type the reference on the search window located on the top right. For example for a T8300, you will get: http://ark.intel.com/products/33099/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T8300-3M-Cache-2_40-GHz-800-MHz-FSB?q=T8300
For a T8100, you get: http://ark.intel.com/products/33916/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T8100-3M-Cache-2_10-GHz-800-MHz-FSB?q=T8100
For the replacement procedure, you can find the service manual here:
And the manuals here: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/inspiron-1525/manuals
earlier u mentioned there would be issues with the BIOS what kind of issues
Ravi Roshan The risk is that your bios doesn’t recognize your new processor (or doesn’t configure it correctly). This happens if when they released your bios, the CPU was 1) not existing yet or 2) was not supposed to be part of the upgrade path proposed by the vendor.