Question about Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook
I'm a WHIZ with software, hardware on the other hand escapes me, especially on this laptop.
(my dinosaur desktop was fairly easy to monkey with, I installed a motherboard, a soundcard,a proceseor, a modem, etc!)
So, can I upgrade to a better processor on this (now dinosaur) laptop???
I want to upgrade memory too, but I'm SCARED!
You will be much better off with a cheap and newer laptop. The cpu may even be soldered to the mother board and upgrading the processor is near impossible. The memory should be easy to upgrade but is it really worth it when you could put the money you would use to upgrade towards a new laptop?
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
Well first off it depends on what kind of mother board you have. if its an older board it might not handle an upgrade. the labur required to change a cpu or proseser is alot. memory is usulay fairly easy thare is normaly a panel underneith the laptop for the ram plate. but if you are not good at this sort of thin i recomend getting it profesinoly.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
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In general it is possible to upgrade the processor of a laptop, the socket has to be the same. A faster processor may or may not produce more heat than your current one, the heat output is mainly distinguished by the watts the cpu uses.
It is though not very practical to change the CPU. Same socket means that you are bound to processors of the same era, you cannot get a state of the art architecture processor (like i3, i5, i7) with the same socket your P6200 has.
Next point is that it is not that easy to change the processor inside of a laptop, the parts are very tightly screwed into the casing making it hard to do anything in there. additionally you are likely to destroy something or unintentionally wont be able to fit all the pieces in place afterwards.
Looking at the list of pentium processors at wikipedia. It says the P6200 uses a Socket G1, as you can see in that list there are only four CPUs using this socket, and only one that would count as better as yours. So clearly: No, not worth it.
It is possible, but I would not recommend it.
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