just lookin for a bit of advice/help about some of the best options I have for breathing some new life into an old laptop I have. It's a Dell XPS, about 6 or 7 years old. When i bought it, I put a good bit into it, but it's starting to really show it's age. So I decided to take a look into what my options were as far as upgrading it. I just installed Windows 7 on it.
I was thinking maybe the CPU might be a good place to start:
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T9300
Name Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T9300
Code Name Penryn
Package Socket P (478)
Specification Intel Core2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz
Extended Family 6
Extended Model 17
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, Intel 64
Virtualization Supported, Disabled
Hyperthreading Not supported
Fan Speed 2032 RPM
Stock Core Speed 2500 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
Average Temperature 40 °C
L1 Data Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 6144 KBytes
This is the motherboard info:
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0KX412 (Microprocessor)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model PM965
Chipset Revision C0
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801HBM (ICH8-M)
Southbridge Revision B0
System Temperature 46 °C
Brand Dell Inc.
just not sure what would be compatible with it at this point.