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August 11, 2010 8:54:43 AM

I've recently acquired an Aspire 5251-1513 notebook and I was thinking about replacing the wimpy V120 (2.2GHz) with something a little bit more powerful. My intent is for it to be capable of running Dragon Age: Origins, which needs a 1.8GHz dual core. I believe the V120 is 25watts and runs on the S1 socket. Does anyone have any recommendations for a CPU?

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a b à CPUs
August 11, 2010 3:43:14 PM

the BIOS may not support a dual core. it's a job to say, i can't find any official data yet.
a b à CPUs
August 11, 2010 5:18:43 PM

replacing a notebook cpu is tricky, and impossible most of the time (cpu is soldered into the socket)
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August 11, 2010 5:23:32 PM
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Its socket S1 so it should be possible, since its a physical socket like AM3,though you'll have to take apart the notebook, which is a long and gruesome process.

For the CPU, Its safe to go for a Athlon/Turion/Phenom PXXX/NXXX, but if you can not find one, maybe a Athlon/Turion MXXX would work also.
August 12, 2010 3:35:02 AM

Best answer selected by dartfrog731.
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August 12, 2010 4:54:25 AM

jefe323 said:
replacing a notebook cpu is tricky, and impossible most of the time (cpu is soldered into the socket)


I must have gotten lucky then with my cheapo compaq if that is still the case. I was able to upgrade from a T2310 to a T7700. :D  Like others have said, it can be a tedious process. If you do it, take your time.
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