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Old 02-16-2013, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell Inspiron 3250 with an Intel Core i3 2350M processor, I want to upgrade to an i5 and can't find one that would work in my computer. Can someone post a link to the best processor that would work, thanks. Also, I have a 4 gb slot that I can put more RAM into, and I was wondering what matters for RAM to be compatible and work better in my computer besides the amount of pins it has?
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Need to figure out if the chip is soldered in to the board or not. To do this you will need to take it apart and see if there is a socket or not.

The 2350m is a ppga988 (G2) socket chip so hypothetically your board is a socket system AND the bios supports the chip (unlikely) you have 2 options.

Intel Core i5 2540M Mobile Sandy Bridge 3 3GHz QS Final Version not 2820 2630 0675901069359 | eBay

Intel Core i5-3320M Mobile Processor Model BX80638I53320M - Newegg.com

The second chip being the better one.
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Need to figure out if the chip is soldered in to the board or not. To do this you will need to take it apart and see if there is a socket or not.

The 2350m is a ppga988 (G2) socket chip so hypothetically your board is a socket system AND the bios supports the chip (unlikely) you have 2 options.

Intel Core i5 2540M Mobile Sandy Bridge 3 3GHz QS Final Version not 2820 2630 0675901069359 | eBay

Intel Core i5-3320M Mobile Processor Model BX80638I53320M - Newegg.com

The second chip being the better one.
Thanks for the help. Do you know if I upgraded the processor if I could upgrade the graphics chip to HD 4000? Or is that unchangeable, I currently have HD 3000 graphics? Thanks for all the help!
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The 3220m I linked has the HD4000.

The HD graphics is built in to the CPU.
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