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Upgrading a Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop CPU - Turion TMDTL60HAX5DM to Turion Ultra; TMZM88DAM23GG CPU? Will it work?

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September 21, 2013 11:42:03 PM

Hello,


I have been considering upgrading to an AMD Turion X2 TL-68 from a TL-60. I saw positive customer feedback on ebay saying that this worked (TL60 to TL68)! I have been considering buying a TL-68 for some time but they seem rather overpriced even on ebay for used 4 year old processors.

However I see that there are these Turion Ultra X2 processors that look like they have a higher bus speed and L2 cache. They appear to fit the same socket (S1) + g2 (I don't know if that makes a diference) - they both have the same nuber of pins - 638. Would it be worth it to try upgrading to one of the highest AMD - TMZ processors such as the M87 or M88 if I can get one? Will it work? It appears as though it would. I am aware that the processor will run hot but I don't plan to overclock it. What do you think? Any feedback would be helpful. I want to try this. Thank you!


Sincerely,


Nick

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September 22, 2013 4:29:45 AM

It should physically fit, both processors are 35W so heat shouldn't be an issue. The only issue I can foresee is BIOS support from Dell, I'll suggest flashing your BIOS to the latest and greatest from Dell for your model. See if it works with that, if not, you'll need to find a modded BIOS that would allow for the swap (that can be tricky)
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September 22, 2013 2:32:08 PM

C12Friedman said:
It should physically fit, both processors are 35W so heat shouldn't be an issue. The only issue I can foresee is BIOS support from Dell, I'll suggest flashing your BIOS to the latest and greatest from Dell for your model. See if it works with that, if not, you'll need to find a modded BIOS that would allow for the swap (that can be tricky)



Hello again. Does the difference between S1 and S1g2 sockets make any difference in compatability? What difference does this imply? If the ZM-88 and the TL-68 are interchangeable, what is the difference in the ZM-88 turion x2 ultra series that identifies it as having a 'g2' socket? Anything? They both have 638 pins, apparently. Theoretically this should work even though this isn't a common upgrade. It may be the ultimate upgrage for my motherboard.
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September 22, 2013 3:00:03 PM

The "G2" does make a difference. S1G2 sockets are different electrically compared to the S1G1 socket. The Turion X2 Ultra chips will not work in your Inspiron.

I wish they did. I have a Latitude D531 which uses mostly the same parts, and it would be nice to have newer upgrades available.

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September 22, 2013 6:37:56 PM

Yes it does make a difference and my fault for not checking your current CPU socket. I had assumed it was S1G2 - didn't try to figure out what you were trying to say with the " (S1) + g2 " statement
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September 23, 2013 1:20:36 AM

C12Friedman said:
Yes it does make a difference and my fault for not checking your current CPU socket. I had assumed it was S1G2 - didn't try to figure out what you were trying to say with the " (S1) + g2 " statement


So the Best CPU I can upgrade to then is a TL-68? Then that's what I want to do if I can get one at a decent price. Is the performance increase worth another $50.00 investment? I already replaced the processor once from a sempron to my current TL-60. My system runs slower than it should because I have an outdated version of linux that can no longer update. Also My system is partitioned 50/50 - linux/ widows vista. The windows is screwed up and I don't use it anymore. The system backup feature doesn't work and the antivirus software is outdated and refuses to uninstall.

I guess I should post a new thread question. That would be, what is the best file backup (possibly free or low cost) program to use to back up windows and/ or linux user files (downloaded and/or installed) or valuable program files such as windows outlook messages and contacts / thunderbird messages and contacts? How can I recover files from a ghosted version of a formatted sysem into a new or older operating system such as vista to windows xp or up to windows 7? I plan to unpartition my current laptop, but first I need to save all my files. I need to download a new supported updated version of linux and transfer my widows files onto the xp system in my other computer.
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