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Alienware m17 r1 problems. Help please.

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December 12, 2013 4:17:49 PM

Okay. so hers the just of my problem. i am about to recieve the Alienware m17 r1 (not the m17x.) and it comes with the standard intel core 2 duo 2.27ghz (PGA988 - P6300) which can be seen here at (http://ark.intel.com/products/51680/Intel-Pentium-Proce...), i hate that processor. i mean this is alienware and that processsor could barely even run gta iv on low graphics. well i pla way more than just gta iv. i play games that are very cpu intensive like ARMA 3. well what i did is looked up a new restoration on this same type of laptop and found out that it can take a q9000 mobility quad core 2.0ghz. im worried that i wasted 60.00 on it cause of some kind of problem that may come up from it. like bios errors or mother board errors or anything. so if anyone can help ease my mind on if this processor will work or not then id be happy as can be, ill post the specs for all the serials and everything below.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
alienware Alienware M17 W841.B10
System Serial Number: 0123456789012345
Chassis Serial Number: 0123456789012345
Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.27 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory cache 3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache 64-bit ready Multi-core (2 total) Not hyper-threaded
Board: alienware alienware alienware Serial Number: 0123456789012345
BIOS: Intel W841.B10 10/14/2008
Drives Memory Modules c,d 150.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity 122.19 Gigabytes
any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

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December 12, 2013 4:33:07 PM

well i know with that generation of cpus, that alot of the boards at least on the desktop side only took core 2 duos, but being a laptop it may have needed a bios update to take the newer cpu, so u may have to reinstall the old one and see if there is a bios update or if dell can help u out if u cant find a bios or see if its officially supported
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December 12, 2013 4:37:04 PM

lazyboy947 said:
well i know with that generation of cpus, that alot of the boards at least on the desktop side only took core 2 duos, but being a laptop it may have needed a bios update to take the newer cpu, so u may have to reinstall the old one and see if there is a bios update or if dell can help u out if u cant find a bios or see if its officially supported


well its not a desktop its a laptop. so whats the best processor i can upgrade to? whats the socket type for the m17 r1?
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a c 175 à CPUs
December 12, 2013 4:44:35 PM

i understand that, but most likely it is a bios issue as its not up to date to take a quad core. Dell does not specify what cpu it can be upgraded too, so if u saw someone upgrade the exact model then it theoretically work, but contact tell or try the bios update found here

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/al...
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December 12, 2013 4:46:25 PM

lazyboy947 said:
i understand that, but most likely it is a bios issue as its not up to date to take a quad core. Dell does not specify what cpu it can be upgraded too, so if u saw someone upgrade the exact model then it theoretically work, but contact tell or try the bios update found here

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/al...


That all i needed to know then. thank you very much. :) 
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