Newest Intel Notebook WiFi card can be installed on any chipset ?

natong

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I found out that newest intel notebook WiFi card is cheap.
I would like to upgrade my notebook which have mini-PCIe.

I prefer Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 card which cost ~$8 -10 USD.

Can these card be installed on the old intel chipset board ? such as GM965 chipset and Core2Duo CPU.

 
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Snufykat

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I found out that newest intel notebook WiFi card is cheap.
I would like to upgrade my notebook which have mini-PCIe.

I prefer Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 card which cost ~$8 -10 USD.

Can these card be installed on the old intel chipset board ? such as GM965 chipset and Core2Duo CPU.

Does the old board have the correct slot for the new card?
 

natong

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Yes, it is the same socket and pinout.

I afriad of CPU and Chipset compatibility.

Because in the centrino timeline always announce new cpu , chipset, VGA, wifi as group.
 

dandragonrage

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As long as you've got the right slot on the motherboard for it, you can use it. Intel likes to "bundle" its products (essentially Centrino was an attempt to gain a monopoly over everything used in a PC), but don't let the marketing confuse you. They are separate products.
 

diizzy

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Based on my own experience I can say that an Atheros AR9832 based card will perform much better than Intel 6205. I my case I've seen 2-3 times better throughput.
//Danne
 

Innocence

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Can't speak to this exact model, but I have had issues moving Intel Wireless cards between laptops with different Intel chipsets.
 

green91

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If your old WiFi card was only 2.4ghz then don't expect those antennas to work well with a dual band card. You may have to replace the antenna wires.
 
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