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dell inspiron 7000 (Intel Mobile 440BX AGP)

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May 19, 2004 3:20:07 AM

First off i wanted to upgrade the cpu in this insprion which is hte 300lt for p2 300mhz with the ati agp 2x onboard 8mg video model. I am having a really hard time finding out what the max cpu can go into a mobile 440bx but it looks like any of the modile p3 or p2 on 18micron will fit? So i see a p3 933 for about 77bucks, seems like a cheap upgrade to a $3000 lab top...any ideas why the p3 900 mobile and the p3 800 are priced higher?

I think i have a p2 300 right now, would a p3 933 go in the 440bx mobile chipset?...

If anyone knows, please respond, thanks!

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a b V Motherboard
May 19, 2004 4:28:34 AM

You might have an MMC2 card, which puts both the CPU and chipset northbridge on a cartridge. You can read more about that <A HREF="http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20001107/mobilecpu-10...." target="_new">Here</A>. If that's what you have, ANY MMC2 cartridge will work.

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May 21, 2004 12:37:23 AM

thanks for the info. i guess i'm going to have to look farther into this. time to open up the inspiron :) 

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May 21, 2004 12:39:52 AM

from what i've seen it sounds like it IS likely to be soldered onto a card what pluggs into the mainboard, but hopefully not directly on the mailboard. I guess i'm just going to have to open it up. Thanks for you guy's ideas.

Anyone know why the mobile p3 933 is cheaper then the 800's? just a supply / demand thing or processor difference?

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a b V Motherboard
May 21, 2004 12:46:23 AM

800 is 100MHz bus, 933 is 133MHz bus, older chipsets don't support the higher bus speed. But that's not going to matter if it's MMC2, because you'll be buying a processor CARTRIDGE instead of a processor. I see MMC2 cartridges pulled from Dells on eBay frequently.

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a b V Motherboard
May 21, 2004 12:47:30 AM

Most older Dells used MMC2 cartridges I believe, which is a standard (ie, not proprietary to any OEM) part.

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