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Core 2 Duo E4500 on i5 / i7 motherboards

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November 27, 2010 3:25:53 AM

Hi
I was wondering if my current core 2 duo E4500 would be compatible with an i5/i7 motherboard?

I am planning to upgrade my setup with the motherboard and memory first and then buy an i5/i7 cpu later.

I'm new at this, so your help is greatly appreciated.

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November 27, 2010 3:28:04 AM

Hello, and welcome to the Forum.

First, I cannot tell you off the bat. Your BIOS might not recognize the CPU. Is this a prefabricated computer or a build system?
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November 27, 2010 3:35:53 AM

I believe this is a "build system".

Intel core 2 duo E4500 2GHZ
Kingston 1GB DDR2 667 (plan to replace)
MB MSI P4M900M2-L LAN micro ATX (plan to replace)
Samsung 160GB SATA HD
Seagate 1TB SATA HD
currently without videocard (plan to buy one)
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November 27, 2010 3:38:01 AM

My question is:

Are you satisfied with the i7 series?

I am basically saying that you should possibly wait until either Sandy Bridge-Intel comes out or Bulldozer-AMD as well.
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November 27, 2010 3:52:10 AM

Hi, intel core 2 e4500 is a socket LGa 775 it is incompatible with LGA 1156 and 1366, which the core i5 / core i7 is using. If you really plan on upgrading your system you can start by replacing your MOBO/Processor/RAM.

hope this helps. ^^
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Anonymous
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November 27, 2010 3:52:21 AM

I don't know. I'm not really looking for the highest performance, my setup is just for use at home and some games.
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November 27, 2010 3:58:50 AM

Wait for Sandy Bridge/ Bulldozer.
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November 27, 2010 4:01:55 AM

evilmunkey, that build you gave a while ago is enough for you to be able to play some games even w/o a dedicated Graphics card. Now the question is which games do you intend to play? bco'z knowing what your computer is for will largely determine what components you need.

but if i were to choose between core i5/i7. I would rather choose d i5s simply bcoz its cheap for its performance.
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November 27, 2010 4:05:43 AM

redblade_88 said:
evilmunkey, that build you gave a while ago is enough for you to be able to play some games even w/o a dedicated Graphics card. Now the question is which games do you intend to play? bco'z knowing what your computer is for will largely determine what components you need.

but if i were to choose between core i5/i7. I would rather choose d i5s simply bcoz its cheap for its performance.


I actually have to agree with you.

Choose him as best answer, and keep to your plans.
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Anonymous
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November 27, 2010 4:09:10 AM

Thanks for clearing that up.
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November 27, 2010 4:09:49 AM

Best answer selected by evilmunkey.
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November 27, 2010 4:11:09 AM

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Thanks for clearing that up.


I don't know if that is sarcasm or if you are serious. If you are serious...


Glad to help. Hope you find Tom's a great place to be!
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November 27, 2010 4:16:03 AM

dogman_1234 said:
I don't know if that is sarcasm or if you are serious. If you are serious...


Glad to help. Hope you find Tom's a great place to be!



No, really, I am thankful. I'm not being sarcastic.
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November 27, 2010 5:11:49 AM

^ Glad to hear! :D 
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November 27, 2010 8:14:30 AM

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