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Rpga989 upgrade i3 to i5

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June 25, 2011 12:08:09 PM


Hello, i want to upgrade a core i3- 330M processor to a core i5-580M in a laptop Dell vostro 3500 and wanted to know if it will work?

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June 25, 2011 12:13:44 PM

I don't see a reason it won't, its the same TDP and series.
Disassembly would be a pain and warranty should be voided though, turbo might also be compromised.
June 25, 2011 12:52:50 PM

i found that the difference between i3-330M and i5-580M is turbo boost witch is disable on i3-330M but enable on i5-580M . Could i do a bios update ?
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