So I bought my Inspiron 9300 a little over 2 years ago, and although its age and the fact that it is a laptop it does relatively well, but not well enough. I'm a gamer and I have my monster desktop at home which I opted not to bring to school with me. Anway, I've done quite a bit of research to find out that the Inspiron 9300's are actually quite upgradeable. The best compilation of all the information I found was from right here(GotFrag Hardware - Hardware Home News Story - Transformers: Inspiron 9300
, but as the guide is over a year old, I came here to see if anyone had done this before to shed some of their wisdom on the subject.
The main question I had was with reguards to the processor. I don't plan on doing the "pin mod" (as described in the above guide) as my processor is already a pentium M 2.0ghz, and apparently has a poor success rate. According to CPUZ, pentium M's are socket 479 mPGA, and according to newegg the socket is just M. However the mobile core 2 duo's are also a socket M. So fitting the chip wouldn't be a problem, but would the motherboard allow it? The motherboard's model (Dell 0C5668) has been around for a while, yet I haven't found any information about its chipset and if it would be compatible with a core 2 duo.
If anyone has had any experience with the 9300 and would be able to help, I appriciate it!