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Upgrading my Alienware M11x CPU (Socket P)

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October 31, 2011 6:39:04 PM

Hey dude, I have a question hoping you will clear it. My Alienware CPU on M11x (R1) is quite out-dated (Intel SU7300) its a Penryn-3M, Ultra low voltage CPU. Now im asking you if i can upgrade to a normal voltage CPU or high voltage CPU, because my motherboard supports Socket P, i will not have any problems with it? Because theoreticaly i can choose from all the processors that are supported by Socket P, I just want to be 100% sure.

Also i found a list of all Socket P processors. (Again, can i choose any processor from here, i should right?)

Socket P

Socket P supports some Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core and associated Celerons based on Merom and Penryn cores. These chips were produced from 2007 to the present.

Core 2 Duo

Merom-2M

Core 2 Duo T5250 1500 2048 667
Core 2 Duo T5450 1667 2048 667
Core 2 Duo T5550 1833 2048 667
Core 2 Duo T5750 2000 2048 667
Core 2 Duo T5850 2133 2048 667

Core 2 Duo T5270 1400 2048 800
Core 2 Duo T5470 1600 2048 800
Core 2 Duo T5800 2000 2048 800
Core 2 Duo T5870 2000 2048 800
Core 2 Duo T5900 2200 2048 800
Core 2 Duo T7100 1800 2048 800
Core 2 Duo T7250 2000 2048 800

Merom

Core 2 Duo T7300 2000 4096 800
Core 2 Duo T7500 2200 4096 800
Core 2 Duo T7700 2400 4096 800
Core 2 Duo T7800 2600 4096 800

Penryn-2M

Core 2 Duo T6400 2000 2048 800 35
Core 2 Duo T6500 2100 2048 800 35
Core 2 Duo T6570 2100 2048 800 35
Core 2 Duo T6600 2200 2048 800 35
Core 2 Duo T6670 2200 2048 800 35

Penryn-3M

Core 2 Duo T8100 2100 3072 800
Core 2 Duo T8300 2400 3072 800

Core 2 Duo P7350 2000 3072 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P7370 2000 3072 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P7450 2133 3072 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P7550 2233 3072 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P8400 2233 3072 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P8600 2400 3072 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P8700 2533 3072 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P8800 2666 2072 1066 25

Penryn

Core 2 Duo T9300 2500 6144 800 35
Core 2 Duo T9500 2600 6144 800 35

Core 2 Duo P9500 2533 6144 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P9600 2667 6144 1066 25
Core 2 Duo P9700 2800 6144 1066 28

Core 2 Duo T9300 2500 6144 1066 35
Core 2 Duo T9400 2533 6144 1066 35
Core 2 Duo T9550 2667 6144 1066 35
Core 2 Duo T9600 2800 6144 1066 35
Core 2 Duo T9800 2933 6144 1066 35
Core 2 Duo T9900 3066 6144 1066 35

Chipsets

GM965 533/667/800
PM965 533/667/800

GM45 533/667/800/1066
PM45 533/667/800/1066

Core 2 Quad

Penryn QC

Core 2 Quad Q9100 2266 2/6144 1066 45
Core 2 Quad Q9200 2400 2/6144 1066 45

Penryn QC-6M

Core 2 Quad Q9000 2000 2/3072 1066 45

Core 2 Extreme

Merom XE

Core 2 Extreme X7800 2600 4096 800
Core 2 Extreme X7900 2800 4096 800

Penryn XE

Core 2 Extreme X9000 2800 6144 800

Core 2 Extreme X9100 3066 6144 1066

Penryn QC XE

Core 2 Extreme QX9300 2533 2/6144 1066

Chipsets

GM965 533/667/800
PM965 533/667/800

GM45 533/667/800/1066
PM45 533/667/800/1066

Pentium Dual-Core

Merom-2M

Pentium Dual-Core T2310 1466 1024 533
Pentium Dual-Core T2330 1600 1024 533
Pentium Dual-Core T2370 1733 1024 533
Pentium Dual-Core T2390 1866 1024 533
Pentium Dual-Core T2410 2000 1024 533

Pentium Dual-Core T3200 2000 1024 667
Pentium Dual-Core T3400 2166 1024 667

Penryn-1M

Pentium Dual-Core T4200 2000 1024 800

Chipsets

GL960 533

GM965 533/667/800
PM965 533/667/800

GM45 533/667/800/1066
PM45 533/667/800/1066

Celeron M

Merom-L

Celeron M 520 1600 1024 533
Celeron M 530 1733 1024 533
Celeron M 540 1866 1024 533
Celeron M 550 2000 1024 533
Celeron M 560 2133 1024 533
Celeron M 570 2266 1024 533

Celeron 575 2000 1024 667
Celeron 585 2167 1024 667

Merom-2M

Celeron Dual-Core T1400 1733 512 533
Celeron Dual-Core T1500 1866 512 533

Celeron Dual-Core T1600 1666 1024 667
Celeron Dual-Core T1700 1833 1024 667

Penryn-3M

Celeron Dual-Core T3000 1800 1024 800
Celeron Dual-Core T3100 1900 1024 800

Chipsets

GL960 533

GM965 533/667/800
PM965 533/667/800

GM45 533/667/800/1066
PM45 533/667/800/1066

LV and ULV

Low-voltage and ultra-low-voltage processors are usually soldered to the motherboard and therefore unassociated with a particular socket. You will unlikely be able to remove or replace a low-voltage or ultra-low-voltage processor.

Pentium M

Banias, LV

Pentium M LV 1.1 1100 1024 400
Pentium M LV 1.2 1200 1024 400
Pentium M LV 718 1300 1024 400

Banias, ULV

Pentium M ULV 900 900 1024 400
Pentium M ULV 1.0 1000 1024 400
Pentium M ULV 713 1100 1024 400

Dothan, LV

Pentium M LV 738 1400 2048 400
Pentium M LV 758 1500 2048 400
Pentium M LV 778 1600 2048 400

Dothan, ULV

Pentium M ULV 723 1000 2048 400
Pentium M ULV 733 1100 2048 400
Pentium M ULV 753 1200 2048 400
Pentium M ULV 773 1300 2048 400

Core Solo

Yonah, ULV

Core Solo ULV U1300 1066 2048 533
Core Solo ULV U1400 1200 2048 533
Core Solo ULV U1500 1333 2048 533

Core Duo

Yonah, LV

Core Duo LV L2300 1500 2048 667
Core Duo LV L2400 1666 2048 667
Core Duo LV L2500 1833 2048 667

Yonah, ULV

Core Duo ULV U2400 1066 2048 533
Core Duo ULV U2500 1200 2048 533

Core 2 Solo

Merom-L, ULV

Core 2 Solo ULV U2100 1066 1024 533
Core 2 Solo ULV U2200 1200 1024 533

Penryn-3M ULV

Core 2 Solo SU3300 1200 3072 800
Core 2 Solo SU3500 1400 3072 800

Core 2 Duo

Merom, LV

Core 2 Duo LV L7200 1333 4096 667
Core 2 Duo LV L7400 1500 4096 667

Core 2 Duo LV L7300 1400 4096 800
Core 2 Duo LV L7500 1600 4096 800
Core 2 Duo LV L7700 1800 4096 800

Merom-2M, ULV

Core 2 Duo ULV U7500 1066 2048 533
Core 2 Duo ULV U7600 1200 2048 533
Core 2 Duo ULV U7700 1333 2048 533

Penryn, MV

Core 2 Duo SP9300 2266 6144 1066 25
Core 2 Duo SP9400 2400 6144 1066 25
Core 2 Duo SP9600 2533 6144 1066 25

Penryn, LV

Core 2 Duo SL9380 1800 6144 800 17

Core 2 Duo SL9300 1600 6144 1066 17
Core 2 Duo SL9400 1866 6144 1066 17
Core 2 Duo SL9600 2133 6144 1066 17

Penryn-3M, ULV

Core 2 Duo SU7300 1300 3072 800 10
Core 2 Duo SU7800 1400 3072 800 10

Core 2 Duo SU9300 1200 3072 800 10
Core 2 Duo SU9400 1400 3072 800 10
Core 2 Duo SU9600 1600 3071 800 10

Atom

Diamondville

Atom N270 1600 512 533
Atom N280 1666 512 667

Silverthorne

Atom Z500 800 512 400
Arom Z510 1100 512 400

Atom Z520 1333 512 533
Atom Z530 1600 512 533
Atom Z540 1833 512 533
Atom Z550 2000 512 533

Celeron M

Banias-512, ULV

Celeron M ULV 800 800 512 400
Celeron M ULV 900 900 512 400

Dothan-1024, ULV

Celeron M ULV 383 1000 1024 400

Dothan-512, ULV

Celeron M ULV 353 900 512 400
Celeron M ULV 373 1000 512 400

Yonah-1024, ULV

Celeron M ULV 423 1066 1024 533
Celeron M ULV 443 1200 1024 533

Merom-L, ULV

Celeron M ULV 523 933 1024 533 06

Celeron ULV 573 1000 512 533 10

Penryn-3M

Celeron M ULV 722 1200 1024 800 06
Celeron M ULV 723 1200 1024 800 10
Celeron M ULV 743 1300 1024 800 10

Penryn-3M

Celeron SU2300 1200 1024 800 10
Celeron SU2500 1300 1024 800 10
Celeron SU2600 1400 1024 800 10
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October 31, 2011 8:32:45 PM

Besides the socket compatibility you need to know the motherboard compatibility.
You can your CPU-z to ID the specific motherboard you have.

My suggestion would be find a M11x forum and see what other owners have already done for upgrades. That's the best option to find something that is known to work.
October 31, 2011 8:57:35 PM

WR2 said:
Besides the socket compatibility you need to know the motherboard compatibility.
You can your CPU-z to ID the specific motherboard you have.

My suggestion would be find a M11x forum and see what other owners have already done for upgrades. That's the best option to find something that is known to work.


Well, i think that a socket is always enought, you dont need to know what mobo you have or do you?

Well CPU-z tells that my motherboard is:

Model: 0vwgcv
Chipset: GS45
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October 31, 2011 11:12:08 PM

I think differently. Of course the socket must match.

Then the motherboard must have the correct power circuitry and that's what - more than the socket - determines what CPUs can be installed any specific board.

I usually use http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/ but it's not getting any hits from that motherboard part number you listed.

You best bet is still to find a M11x site where other owners have successfully done upgrades.
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