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Upgradeing a Dell Inspiron 1525

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February 16, 2013 7:50:51 AM

I have a 5 year old Dell Inspiron 1525 and am using it to play Tekkit on(modded Minecraft) and was wondering if it is worth upgradeing to a Core 2 Extreme x7900 Mobile($100 from ebay new) 4 GB's of RAM specifically built for this computer($55 from Amazon) and a New 9cell Lithium battery($15-20 from Amazon). The total is about $170. So is it even worth upgradeing? Thank you for your help.
P.S. I can't Forget the specs!:
Intel T2330
2GBS of RAM
112GB Hard drive
Mobile Intel 965 express Chipset Family(can't upgrade)
If anybody has any upgrade suggestions please let me know.
February 21, 2013 8:46:39 AM

I would go with the items your planning to buy, just make sure the motherboard can support the new components.
February 22, 2013 5:51:11 AM

Ok. Also The Keyboard just broke and the connector pin connecting the keyboard to the laptop has just broke. So if you know how to fix it Please tell me! :) 
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February 23, 2013 9:50:41 AM

Are you located in US - I will look through my supliers' choices then?
February 25, 2013 3:18:22 PM

Yes I am in the USA. Thanks for looking
February 25, 2013 11:49:45 PM

In this post I will provide keyboard solutions, I can not recommend specific supplier.
http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_prod/Dell-Inspiron-1525... $ 23.67
http://www.rakuten.com/prod/laptop-keyboard-for-dell-in... $ 10.48
http://www.cputopia.com/keyboard-replacement-dell-1525.... $19.98
Plus shipping.
Youtube happened to be the best for keyboard replacement tutorial, first video has good audio comments, second has stupid music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMNjfJR2kH8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPvSLJL6fJg

After watching both videos, I can change keyboard in 15 minutes.

Next I am looking into compatibility of your parts.
February 26, 2013 12:30:18 AM

You can use any of the Core 2 CPUs on 800 MHz or lower bus speed -- excepting the Extreme Editions. These max out at the T9500 CPU:

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=33918

X7900 benchmark is 1856 http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core2+Ext...

T9500 benchmark is 1762 http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core2+Duo...

Not such a big difference.

This is your manual ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/e... in pdf format

Is it worth upgrading, difficult to say. If money are tight, probably yes.
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