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Core 2 Duo E4500 on i5 / i7 motherboards

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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  1. 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?
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. Best answer
    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. ^^
  5. I don't know. I'm not really looking for the highest performance, my setup is just for use at home and some games.
  6. Wait for Sandy Bridge/ Bulldozer.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Thanks for clearing that up.
  10. Best answer selected by evilmunkey.
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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!
  12. 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.
  13. ^ Glad to hear! :D
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