XPS m1210

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by Keiran, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. Keiran

    Keiran Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is the m1210 core duo processor upgradeable to the Core 2 Duo when it comes out? I read elsewhere that if you want to upgrade a 32 bit processor to 64, that it must have a proper BIOS. Can an m1210 be upgraded to a 64 bit processor?
     
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    The M1210 will be an option from Dell for sometime, and since it is an XPS I am 100% sure it will be sold with Core 2's when the become avalable for notebooks. If it needs a BIOS update it comeout then. Then you could upgrade an old core 1 1210 to a core 2 1210 after you update your BIOS with that new version.
     
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    None of us really know for sure what is going to happen with Dell. There have been some users that have successfully upgraded to Merom, but Dell hasn't officially said anything, so you just have to wait and see. Most likely, you'll be able to upgrade to Merom with no problems.
     
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    how hard is upgrading Merom?
     
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    u have to buy the chip and install it but voids ur warrenty...
     
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    without beating the dead merom horse...are bios updates to support older systems wanting to upgrade the chip common? Or is it just the same bios found in the newer merom equipped M1210s?
     
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    Supposedly the latest BIOS updates will make it where you can't upgrade to Merom, but as someone else stated, if Dell includes Merom on the new systems, they are going to have to update the BIOS anyways - and this will be available to everyone. Theoretically, if the M1210 ends up just receiving the new chip and not a completely new laptop, then the current laptops will support M1210. Again, that is just theory.
     
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