Upgrading intel core duo 2 to i7?? Tags: CPUs Core Intel i7 Intel Last response: January 28, 2010 6:33 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs January 27, 2010 2:44:51 AM ok so i have a toshiba satellite m500 and i want to upgrade it in a few months to a faster cpu i have a core duo 2 t6600 can i upgrade to the i7?? and also does anyone know if it can handle ddr3 ram More about : upgrading intel core duo NathanSuite January 27, 2010 3:26:35 AM Because the slot types for a Core 2 Duo(LGA775) is different from a Core i7 (LGA1136/1366) slot, you cannot simply replace the CPU. You will have to replace the motherboard as will. m 0 l trnddwn33 January 27, 2010 3:56:03 AM You will also have to likely replace the RAM as well, since i'm sure you're rocking DDR2 with that setup. The I7 mobo will utilize DDR3. But since this is a laptop the chance of being able to swap all that out isn't very likely. m 0 l Related resources Can i upgrade from intel mobile core 2 duo t9400 to i7 on a alie nware - Forum Upgrading my Intel Core 2 Duo - Forum Which is better: intel Core 2 Duo, Centrino 2, Core i3, i5 or i7 - Forum Intel Core 2 Duo Upgrade - Forum Performance jump from intel core 2 duo 2 ghz to Intel core i7 960 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nau4nik January 27, 2010 3:44:21 PM and the better solution is to sell that laptop and buy a new one m 0 l coasterman January 28, 2010 12:53:45 AM You cant simply buy any component for any PC. They have different sockets, speeds, and compatabilities. You are best off not upgrading PCs until you realize that. m 0 l abhishekk89 a b à CPUs January 28, 2010 6:33:57 AM instead of updating this and that... i'd rather suggest u go with a new laptop... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which is better: intel Core 2 Duo, Centrino 2, Core i3, i5 or i7 Forum Upgrading from a Core 2 Duo E6750 to i7 Forum Do i want the Intel core i7 processor or the Intel core 2duo processor Forum Intel Core i7 920 vs Intel Core 2 Duo e8400 Forum Intel core 2 duo T9300 vs intel i7 Forum Which is better: intel Core 2 Duo, Centrino 2, Core i3, i5 or i7 Forum SolvedGpu "upgrade" for intel core 2 duo t7300 2.66ghz ( nvidia 8600gt 512 upgrade ) Forum SolvedIntel core 2 duo 4400, 4gb ram, radeon hd4650 need upgrade for gaming budget USD270 Forum Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 vs. Intel Core i7 720QM Forum Intel core i7 or intel core 2 duo Forum Intel i7 vs core 2 quad/duo Forum ACER: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 vs. Intel Core i7 720QM Laptops/Notebooks Forum Can I change or upgrade my dell xps m1330 cpu intel core duo T7500 to I7? Forum Upgrading the processor of my HP DV5 1130ea (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz) Forum SolvedEmachines W3650 Celeron D 440 upgrade to Intel Core 2 Duo E8400? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !