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September 15, 2011 4:10:29 PM

plz friends if any one know that"it is necessary to change motherboard,ram,hard drive when changing processor from core 2 duo to i5?
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September 15, 2011 4:22:43 PM

It is necessary to change motherboard and likely ram, depending on what ram you have now. If you have DDR2, then yes you will need DDR3.

Intel has changed sockets 4 times in the last 3yrs.

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September 15, 2011 4:23:53 PM

If you change from a C2D CPU to an i5 then you must change the motherboard as the CPU sockets are different (LGA775 - LGA1156 / 1155), you will also need to replace the RAM as the old C2D's use DDR2 and the i5's use DDR3 which are not compatible
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September 15, 2011 4:24:48 PM

Since you are moving to a different plataform, yes. Core 2 duo were for LGA 775, now you will have to look into the LGA 1155 motherboards, DDR3 ram, the hard drive will be ok if it has SATA interface.
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September 15, 2011 4:27:24 PM

you can use the same hard drive if its sata, not sure if sandy bridge has ide
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September 15, 2011 4:36:51 PM

Best answer selected by jigar4442.
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September 15, 2011 4:38:11 PM

ulysses35 said:
If you change from a C2D CPU to an i5 then you must change the motherboard as the CPU sockets are different (LGA775 - LGA1156 / 1155), you will also need to replace the RAM as the old C2D's use DDR2 and the i5's use DDR3 which are not compatible



thanks buddy for one of the best answer i ever heard.
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September 15, 2011 4:39:42 PM

thanks buddy
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