Upgrade on inspiron 1521
Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:46 AM
Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:30 AM
In ANY event, regardless if notebook or PC, you cannot slap in any old CPU on to a motherboard. The motherboard's chipset, socket, and power circuits generally support a small family of CPUs, and there are many families. In your case, the existing motherboard uses a 938 pin AM2 socket and the AMD M690T chipset. The X2 560 requires the 941 pin AM3 socket and AMD 880G/SB850 chipsets. So that CPU would not even mount correctly, let alone run on your motherboard. And the X2 is considerably more power hungry, meaning the notebooks power supply and regulator circuits were not likely sized to support the added demands either.
According to the specs I have seen for your notebook as seen here, it comes with 2Gb of RAM. By far, the best bang for your money will come by increasing your RAM to 4Gb. The performance gains would be readily apparent. If you have already maxed out your RAM and you are still not happy with the performance, it is time to shop for a new computer. And if you want a computer you can upgrade over the next several years, allowing it to evolve to stay current, get (or build) a PC.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:05 AM
Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:17 PM
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