How to determine what type of processor socket is there on your laptop

Gelula

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I am a noob looking to upgrade my 1st generation i5 processor from my e6410 latitude.
As I saw on the scrap market the 2nd and 3rd generation i5 became incredible cheap, I start thinking about an upgrade.
For starters, I think first condition to determine if an upgrade is possible is to see what type of socket do I got so the new processor fits into place.
Where do I have to look to see my type of socket?
 

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Intel 1st gen mobile CPUs are quite cheap these days, so you can go up the ladder with a core i7 620m or 640m. You will get higher clock speed and turbo and a bit more cache.

Upgrading to 8Gb is also a plus. I recommend 2 x 4Gb (CPU will support maximum 1066Mhz) to work in dual-channel.

A SSD will really give a jolt to your laptop. I changed my HDD with a SSD and it seems like it's woken up from the dead.
 

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Internet says that the E6410 often comes with i5 520m 2,4Ghz which is supported on socket rPGA989/988A. You could upgrade to an i5 560m or you could go up to an i7 620m or 640m. These have 35w TDP, if you wish to go with quad core i7 like 740QM or 820QM (45w TDP) you will need to upgrade your charger to a 120w. Thing is that the cooler assembly may not cope with the extra power and heat, and you may experience quite the overheating, so better stick to the 35w CPUs.

You can use CPU-Z to determine the socket type.
 

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I got a 540M in place right now. So my best option is to go to a 1st generation i7. I am not sure if this will change much the overall performance.
So better to upgrade hdd to ssd and go from 4gb ram to 8 gb, which is maximum from what I heard.
Pls. correct me if I speak nonsense
 

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Intel 1st gen mobile CPUs are quite cheap these days, so you can go up the ladder with a core i7 620m or 640m. You will get higher clock speed and turbo and a bit more cache.

Upgrading to 8Gb is also a plus. I recommend 2 x 4Gb (CPU will support maximum 1066Mhz) to work in dual-channel.

A SSD will really give a jolt to your laptop. I changed my HDD with a SSD and it seems like it's woken up from the dead.
 

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