Originally Posted by SHNAKE
so from what you can see it probably could be successful with a new bios update that would allow for lower voltages for merom?
Yes, there is no doubt that dell will release a new BIOS with the correct support for MEROM.
Dell releases new BIOS updates all the time. When MEROM comes close to launching, you will probably see an A02 BIOS be released.
The E1405 is an awesome laptop to get for people that want to add MEROM later. With only 6 screws in total, it makes it SIMPLE to upgrade.
I recommend Shin Etsu TIM (thermal interface material) It is very simlar to what OEM dell uses, and is VERY good. The thermal pad actually melts when heated, causing the excess pad to melt and ooze out a bit to the side of the CPU, causing a PERFECT layer of thermal interface material to fit between the CPU and the heatsink. Arctic silver 5 is often too thin on these types of heatsinks, and generally, dont yeild the same results as Shin Etsuhttp://www.sidewindercomputers.com/shpc.html
You can buy them there, great for people that want better cooling on their graphics card and their CPU.
Dell uses two types of TIM, one is black with a metal inner layer, which doesnt work as well. The other is a compound that is very similar to the shin etsu. The shin etsu always works better than the OEM dell compound. I recommend anyone to give it a shot. Looks oem too, so for warranty work, dell cant call foul play.