We continue with our experimenting with the new Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 CPU and this time we drop it into a Dell XPS M1710 laptop! The darn thing works! Granted the testing results are a bit mixed, the outlook is positive for a Core 2 Duo upgrade for existing M1710 owners.

Core 2 Duo on a Dell XPS M1710? Sooner than you think? - Mobile 2

“The heatpipe is easily taken out by undoing seven screws holding the mechanism to the motherboard. Our T7400 plops right into the socket and locks into place. A little dab of Artic Silver 5 and we’re back in business!

Booting up the XPS M1710 with a Core 2 Duo T7400 for the first time is almost anticlimatic. Unlike the Asus Z96JS that warns of a bad CPU micro-code, the M1710 boots without a complaint or problem. “

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