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Dall Studio 17 CPU

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by joroma, 24 Apr 2010.

  1. joroma

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Mar 2004

    Posts: 649

    Location: Dorset

    Are the cpu,s interchangeable on the Dell Studio 17 Series laptops. I'm looking at one that's currently got a Pentium Dual Core T4400 but can I replace that with an Intel 2 Core or Core i5 or i7??
     
  2. ninja2000

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,589

    Location: Dorset

    You can put any c2d in there. i5 and i7 are different slots so wont fit.

    I would suggest a P series as they runcooler.

    Also its a PITA to install a cpu on the studio as you have to take the whole laptop apart to get to it.
    If you need a hand give me a shout, have done a few studios. Also have a P9500 for sale, if you are interested I can list it in the members market
     
  3. matthab

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Apr 2009

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    Ive always thought studio was very easy to swap the cpu and memory just be very careful.
     
  4. ninja2000

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,589

    Location: Dorset

    They used to be (the old design with 16:10 screens). since the studio 1555 & 1745 onwards it now requires you to take the motherboard out to get to cpu. Ram/HD's/WAN cards are all still easy.
     
  5. MTA99

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,109

    Location: West Lancashire

    I was going to say its easy but didn't realise they had a design change. Did they fix the terrible cooling with the update?
     
  6. ninja2000

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,589

    Location: Dorset

    Not on the studio 1555. The 1745/49 is better but the 1747 is terrible and throttles becuase of the i7's high wattage
     
  7. Rob N

    Associate

    Joined: 24 Jun 2008

    Posts: 80

    The 1747 throttling has been reduced with the current A08 BIOS and optional 130w power adaptor