My understanding is that both the T9300 and my existing T7300 (at 2.0 GHz) have 800 MHz Front Side Busses.
I would like to put a T9600 at 2.8 GHz in there, but it has a 1066 MHz Front Side Bus. Am I correct in assuming that I cannot put a 1066 FSB processor in a Dell Laptop that was built for an 800 MHz FSB processor? Or is it possible? (I talked with Dell Tech Support, and they told me that it was not possible to upgrade the processor at all.)
I need to run a specialty video capture application (Cineform Neo HD), and it requires a minimum of a 2.4 GHz processor, and preferably 2.6 or above, so I need to get the fastest CPU I can.
Alright. No problem. It looks like the inspirion 1720 uses the 965 chipset, like my laptop. I'm pretty sure the fastest cpu it supports is the T7700 2.4ghz. I researched this quite a bit when upgrading mine from a t2330 to at t7500.
>>It looks like the inspirion 1720 uses the 965 chipset, like my laptop. I'm pretty sure the fastest cpu it supports is the T7700 2.4ghz. I researched this quite a bit when upgrading mine from a t2330 to at t7500.
So if I understand you, then since I also have the 965 chipset, I should at least theoretically be able to use a T7700 at 2.4 GHz?
But then I wonder why Dell told me my motherboard maxes out at 2.0 GHz?
because dell wants you to buy stuff from them. looking around, you should be able to put the t9300 in your system, as it supports the 965 chipset, socket p.
In other words, Dell says it won't work, when actually it will?
I guess my main concern right now is overheating. My reason for upgrading would be to use the machine for video editing. However, yesterday I was previewing a bunch of photos for about an hour, and the machine got really hot (stuttering, missing key commands), and then after I shut it down for a half an hour, it stayed warm the rest of the day.
Is there any realistic way to keep an E1720 cool? I already have it on a laptop cooling pad, but if I use it hard, the thing just gets hot. I drilled holes in the cover for D:\, but it just does not ventilate properly enough to use it hard.
Or is there any laptop that one can really use hard for video editing, and have it stay cool?