I bought a Dell Inspiron 3 yrs ago and got the accidental breakage warranty. Since then, I've had the system replaced for free 2 or 3 times, each time getting a better and better machine. My current upgrade (given because I was getting electric shocks from the Studio they gave me) is an Alienware m17x. This is a sweet rig, and I'm really enjoying it.
This laptop has the 2.4GHz, 3MB Cache, P8600 processor in it. Is it possible to upgrade to the CPU to the Quad Q9100 just by swapping the processors? It also has the GTX 260M video card - is it possible for me to upgrade to the dual GTX 280M cards?
I don't think I would upgrade now, I'm just curious how expandable this machine really is.
My motherboard details are as follows:
North Bridge: NVIDIA nForce 730i Revision B1
South Bridge: NVIDIA nForce 730i Revision B1
CPU Socket: Socket P (478)