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Old 11-14-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Inspiron 1000 CPU Upgrade

Here's the situation. I have a 4 year old (at the very least) Dell Inspiron 1000 with a Celeron M @ 2.2GHz and am looking to upgrade it. I obviously would go for dual core if I could, which is currently looking bleak at the moment. The Celeron M processor is a Socket 478.
Now, I have found multiple sites that have shown the Intel Core Duo T2050 @ 1.6GHz as also being a Socket 478, and some that have shown the same processor as Socket 479 (I have no idea if they are the same...). I am just looking for some suggestions and verification on the Core Duo T2050 socket, and whether it will work with an Inspiron 1000.

Here's the some sites that show the CD T2050 as Socket 478:

Sites that show it as a Socket 479:

In addition, is there anyway that the BIOS would support such an upgrade? If I am not mistaken, the Core Duo's were released in 2006.
Finally, if this processor does work with the machine, could someone possibly verify the integrity of these sites? I have never really heard of any of them and frankly do not want to be scammed at the moment.
Thanks all in advance.

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Old 11-17-2008, 05:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Inspiron 1000 CPU Upgrade

dude that is a real shame u have a 1100 lol

i just had to buy a new mo/bo for my amd athlon x2 6000+

top quality so it is, but my new mo/bo for it cost me a good 110 :S...

if u r going for a t2050 u will prob need a new motehrboard cause of the socket size..

good luck anyways

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Old 11-18-2008, 01:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: Inspiron 1000 CPU Upgrade

Ok, first off, your socket is similar to the 478, but both are 479 really. You could have either mpga479 or 479b. The difference is the pin layout. Your Chipset must match. Also, it's not the easiest job to do the upgrade. On the other hand, do a bit of homework for return policies. Like that, if it turns out that it doesn't work, you'll be safe from having money threw out.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Inspiron 1000 CPU Upgrade

Lmao I forgot to mention that this is nor my primary laptop, which is why I am trying to do whatever I can to mess with it. I have already taken it apart and gotten the CPU out, and it is not as difficult as most think. Thanks for the responses, but I should state that I really do not care what happens to this laptop (Look at my sig, that's the one I use most often and care more about).
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