How i can know that my motherboard supports core i3 processor

Hello,my motherboard's model is - x31_ich7, & my processor is intel pentium dual CPU E2140 @ 1.60 GHz
. I want to know that can i Upgrade my processor from dual core to Intel® Core™ i3-2120 Processor
(3M Cache, 3.30 GHz).

My current HDD - 500 GB
My current RAM - 4 GB [DDR2]
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  1. You cannot upgrade to a i3 as it is a different socket.
  2. k1114 said:
    You cannot upgrade to a i3 as it is a different socket.


    Unfortunately for you..true.

    Download and run cpu-z. It will identify the model#, revision#, bios levvel etc. of your motherboard.
    At the motherboard web site, you should be able to find a list of supported cpu's.
  3. k1114 said:
    You cannot upgrade to a i3 as it is a different socket.

    So which motherboard i've to buy to enable core i3 processor. Pls explain it me in description including Price money....
  4. So which motherboard i've to buy to enable core i3 processor. Pls explain it me in description including Price money....
  5. You will need a socket 1155 motherboard. You will also need new ram because you need ddr3.

    What is your budget? I could help you pick one.
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