dell inspiron 1440 laptop cpu upgrade...

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  1. bore

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    hey guys, i'm thinking about changing my dell inspiron 1440 cpu...looking for something faster. so i wanted to know have any one on here changed a 1440 cpu already or tried to...i would like some info on like what cpu to get and one that can support my 1440 motherboard...

    thanks...
     
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    First, we need to know what CPU is in it at the moment. From what little info i could gather on the internet, it seems like it's a core 2 duo, but what model exactly?
     
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    thanks for trying to help me out...

    it's a pentium(r) dual core cpu t4400 @ 2.20Ghz
     
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    Inspiron 1440 came with either Pentium dual cores or Core 2 Duo. It should accept 1066 FSB Core 2 Duo's.
     
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    mines is a pentium(r) dual core
     
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    Are you sure the cpu isn't soldered onto the motherboard? If that is the case, it would be impossible to change cpus. Honestly, it would probably be more worthwhile to just upgrade to a new laptop. Sandy bridge cpus are powerhouses.
     
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    I don't think Intel made a T4400 that was soldered in.

    As for upgrading, I wouldn't spend too much.

    Passmark Benchmark Scores:

    $125 P8800: 1892
    $85 P8700: 1791
    $75 T9550: 1898
    $115 T9600: 2030
    Your current T4400: 1495

    The P8700 will run a little cooler, but if your laptop handles the T4400 fine, heat won't be an issue.
     
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    nope, my cpu isn't soldered in...i just went on dell and checked the manual and the cpu can be changed...
     
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    I'm wondering if it is worth spending money on a CPU upgrade. The T4400 is not a bad CPU. Unless you're using CPU intensive application (Rendering, CAD, Video encoding) you won't benefit from the upgrade. Games are also CPU intensive but in your case having a faster CPU will not improve your gaming experience since the intel graphics card is the bottleneck. Some games might benefit from a CPU upgrade but most will benefit from a GPU upgrade which is not feasible in your case since the GPU is soldered to the motherboard.

    Before spending money on a new CPU you should try a fresh install of Windows. It is amazing how fast a computer feels after a fresh install of Windows.

    Edit:
    Defragmenting the harddrive also helps speed up a computer. You can use Defrageler; it is a free defrag software.
     
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    The Inspiron 1440 uses a GM45 chipset so can accept 1066Mhz FSB CPUs like P8400-P8700 or T9400-T9900. The 1440 also has an expresscard slot, so if you have the 4500MHD model, can get a massive performance improvement from a NVidia x1.Opt DIY eGPU. Here's an example of a Inspiron 1440 DIY eGPU implementation: http://forum.notebookreview.com/gam...851-diy-egpu-experiences-106.html#post6462149 .
     
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