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Can I use me old CPU in my new rig? and will be good for gaming

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December 23, 2013 8:21:09 PM

I have a Core i5-2430 CPU @2.40 GHz in my laptop which I used for some gaming like garry's mod and CS:GO ect. and I was wondering if I could take that and put it in my new rig and will it be good for running games? in specific Arma 2-3 Med-high doesn't need to be amazing this is my 1st gaming PC

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December 23, 2013 8:32:22 PM

No; the i5-2430M is a mobile processor for use in laptops and mobile systems; chances are that the processor is actually soldered to your laptop's motherboard, and even if it is actually socketed, there are no motherboards avaialable that will accept a Socket G2 mobile processor and also work for the purposes of a gaming rig. There are some made, but they're intended for embedded/low power systems.

Sorry. You'll need to buy a processor for your new desktop rig.
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December 23, 2013 8:46:04 PM

someguynamedmatt said:
No; the i5-2430M is a mobile processor for use in laptops and mobile systems; chances are that the processor is actually soldered to your laptop's motherboard, and even if it is actually socketed, there are no motherboards avaialable that will accept a Socket G2 mobile processor and also work for the purposes of a gaming rig. There are some made, but they're intended for embedded/low power systems.

Sorry. You'll need to buy a processor for your new desktop rig.

Thank you very much. I couldn't find an answer everywhere online :p  you saved me a lot of time.
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December 23, 2013 9:01:02 PM

Not a problem... we're here to help. :)  Feel free to ask around over in the homebuilt/systems section if you could use some advice on selecting a processor and/or motherboard for your build!
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