Upgrading Core 2 Duo To Quad

what will it take me to change my core 2 duo to core 2 quad. Do i have to buy a new mobo to insert the quad core processor. i know that C2D uses Socket LGA775 what of C2Q. after upgrading the processor , do i need to upgrade the memory or any other thing
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  1. As of now, it appears that the C2Q will also be Socket 775, so you got no worries in terms of your mobo.
  2. Just curious what you will be using it for.

    wes
  3. hi , so are you saying that all i will do is to insert the new Processor. what of memory . will i also chane it
  4. Just to be safe, check the site fo the Mobo manufacturer to see if your's
    support it or if it needs a bios update...
  5. that means i can also change my Pentium D to a Core 2 Quad since the pentium D is based on socket 775?
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    Just curious what you will be using it for.

    wes



    :?: :?: :?:
  7. Probably, but it depends on the motherboard. (BIOS and voltage issues)
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    that means i can also change my Pentium D to a Core 2 Quad since the pentium D is based on socket 775?


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    change my Pentium D to a Core 2 Quad since the pentium D is based on socket 775?
    No! :x Socket Compatibility never means Processor Compatibility. Only Core 2 Duo Rated Chipsets on Motherboards will run Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad. Not just any 775 Can run Core 2 Duo(it has to be The chosen ONE)
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    what will it take me to change my core 2 duo to core 2 quad. Do i have to buy a new mobo to insert the quad core processor. i know that C2D uses Socket LGA775 what of C2Q. after upgrading the processor , do i need to upgrade the memory or any other thing


    What motherboard? According to the manufacturing website, My Abit AB9 Pro won't support a quad core.
  10. It is likely yes, (but not certain) it depends on Mobo BIOS software and a few other things.
  11. As others have said, check out if your mobo supports Quad Core.
    And be more specific, are you going to use it for gaming or graphics rendering.
    A E6300/E6400 or a E6600 will do just fine for gaming.
    A quad core costs more than twice the money of a E6600 for no gaming benefits, again ask yourself... do I need Quad Core that bad?
    If you want to make use of Quad Core in gaming you need 2x High end gpu's like 2x 8800gtx... now, that starts to be serious money...
  12. from what i am currently seeing, i guess that a mobo with the 965 chipset or the 975X chipset will support core 2 Duo . i don't know if this will support core 2 quad
  13. Go the the motherboard manufacturer website and check if your specific board support quad core. I have the MSI P965 Platinum mb and quad core is supported, according to MSI. One year from now, I will just slab a quad core cpu in place. Not every Duo Core 2 motherboard will support quad.


    By the way, quad core is great if you use 3D rendering software, like 3DS MAX, Maya, etc
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    By the way, quad core is great if you use 3D rendering software, like 3DS MAX, Maya, etc


    And don't forget Photoshop! It loves multicores! And lots and lots of RAM! :D
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