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Cpu Upgrade

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November 3, 2012 7:55:34 AM

Hi guys. I bought a Dell Inspiron N5050 a few months ago. It's currently completely stock with an i3 processor running 2.3 Ghz. I'm wanting to upgrade the processor, but I'm not sure on compatibility. I'm well aware of battery issues, overheating, and all of that. It's not my first time doing this, but finding the right processor can be a headache. Just hoping someone has a list of compatible CPUs. Any help would be appreciated. Chipset is Sandybridge. Southbridge is HM67. Motherboard is listed as manufactured by Dell...01HXXJ. The BIOS is currently A03, with an upgrade available to A05. Socket is rPGA 988B(or G2). It's 35W. I don't know if this helps. I know I probably could call Dell, but customer service can be a pain and they've been known to be wrong. Found that out with my Toshiba. Thanks again.

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