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Can I upgrade a Dell Inspiron 1501 to an AMD Turion TL-64 ?

I am currently repairing an Inspiron 1501 that had a power blow out and now that I have completed the board level repairs and can boot the machine, I would like to replace the MK processor with a TL-64.

From my research the highest processor that Dell shipped these machines with was the AMD Turion TL-60 and the only difference between the TL-60 and 64 is the clock cycle.

Does anyone see any reason why I could not go to a TL-64? The bios is the latest bios for that year so it should be just a plug and play

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The first thought I had was...

(back in the old days when we OVER-CLOCKED =
lots of excess HEAT ( promptly dismissed )).

You are talking about a "MANUFACTURED" chip ...

I'm guessing you have already done the
"pin-out" (battery, ground... bus /bus, bit by bit compatibility)

Sounds like a great idea...

The only caution I have it to keep track of which steps you have done so you can METHODICALLY BACK OUT should
your experiment NOT be such a GRAND IDEA.

And...
always wear wrist straps (ESD: anti-static (of course)).

ELECTRO-Static DISCHARGE wristband (see below).

I would really love to hear of your results ...
>> tribulations (or not) on your way to success.

Good luck.

Carnac the Magnificent

Posted on May 08, 2017

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SOURCE: inspiron 1501 cpu upgrade problem

Did you check the AMD site for compatibility? If they are, you could have a bad chip, it could have been mishandled or inserted incorrectly. Visual inspection first for burns, contaminated or bent conductors. Static discharge will kill cpus.

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop with AMD 64 processor: Black Screen

Go to Control Panel/Power Options and check the settings. It's probably set to shut off after a period of time.

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SOURCE: which is better processor between amd athelon ,sempron, turion 64

Hello rakeshmedita,

The Turion is more of a mobile processor meant for laptops since it uses less power while the athlon is for desktops and uses a bit more power. The Turion might edge out the Athlon on performance but will beat the pants off it in power consumption. The sempron is a low-cost processor meant for entry level desktops. So, to answer your question it goes Turion, Athlon, Sempron.

Hope this helps, if so please leave some positive feedback. Thanks.

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Hi,

Before attempting to factory restore your laptop make sure you back up any data you need to the storage drive and remove all USB (or other) connections.


  1. Step 1 Turn your computer on. As soon as you see the Dell logo appear on the screen, press and hold "CTRL" and "F11." This starts the Dell PC2_bing.gif Restore by Symantec application.
  2. Step 2 Click "Restore" on the first screen that appears.
  3. Step 3 Click "Confirm" when asked to confirm whether you are sure you want to restore your computer to factory settings. The process takes about 6 to 10 minutes to restore your Dell.
  4. Step 4 Click "Finish" after the Dell has been completely restored.
  5. Step 5 Click "Yes" and then "Next" when prompted and the computer will restart. After the restart, click "OK."

Regards.

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