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Upgrading intel core duo 2 to i7??

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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
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.
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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.
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January 27, 2010 3:44:21 PM

and the better solution is to sell that laptop and buy a new one
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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.
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January 28, 2010 6:33:57 AM

instead of updating this and that... i'd rather suggest u go with a new laptop...
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