I am having a old system with a G31 motherboard and 4GB of DDR2-800Mhz Ram. I am now using a Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86 Mhz CPU. I want to ask if I want to upgrade my computer, can I just change the CPU to Core 2 Quad 8400 without changing the ram and the motherboard? Is it necessary for me to upgrade my Ram chips to DDR2-1066 or DDR2-1333?
The intel G31 Chipset motherboards usually support the newer processors... I don't think you will have an issue running the Q8400 but as posted above, it would be nice to have the motherboard specs just to be sure.
And no you do not need to upgrade your ram, DDR2-800 is perfect..
Thanks for all your advices. I've check the webpage of the motherboard manufacturer and it supports Q8400. I guess I can go ahead.
My E6300 is the old E6300 released in 2007 Q1 as Core 2 Duo. There's another new E6300 in the Pentium Dual Core family that was released one and a half year later. I have no idea how Intel could mess up everything by naming 2 different CPUs with 1 Processor number.