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Dell Studio 17 cpu upgrade


Standard Member
Hey guys,
So i've had a Dell studio 1735 with a intel dual core 2.1Ghz processor for a few months now and i read in another thread on here that upgrading is possible but it did not mention what cpu's were compatible.

i also have a radeon HD 3650m Gpu and was wondering if that could be upgraded although pretty sure it's not possible thought i'd just check.

So anyway my question is what cpu's are compatible with my system? and if a GPU upgrade is possible?

Thanks :thumbsup:
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Established Member
no chance for the gpu as it's soldered on board the motherboard

as for the cpu if you download and run a little program called cpu-z to give me a bit more info on the cpu you have then i could give you a better answer


Standard Member
Thanks for the reply

Processors Information

Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5750
Codename Merom
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz
Package Socket P (478) (platform ID = 7h)
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping M0
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 997.6 MHz (6.0 x 166.3 MHz)
Rated Bus speed 665.1 MHz
Stock frequency 2000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 12.0x
max VID 1.350 V
Features XD


Established Member
just done a bit of research and it looks like the best cpu you could is a T7800
here's the comparisons

thats the one i would go for and it should all work fine

if you want to chance it you could go for this
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X7800 (4M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) with SPEC Code(s) SLA6Z
which should work but i'm not 100% sure if the laptop could cope with the power drain

or you could just go safe and go for the 2.4 ghz

all down to you but as it's only a few months old i would leave it til the warranty has run out or you will void the it

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