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Upgrading an old motherboard to a newer processor

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November 16, 2012 12:08:26 AM

Hello. I have a custom built PC with an Intel DH55TC Motherboard and an Intel Core I3 Processor (1st generation.) It is a little underpowered with this configuration, so I was looking to upgrade the processor. Is it even possible to upgrade the processor in the first place? If so, would I be able to put one of the new Intel "Sandy Bridge" processors (such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Quad-Core-Processo...) in my motherboard even though the motherboard came out before Sandy Bridge? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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November 16, 2012 5:16:54 AM

That thread is pretty much the exact situation but jumping around in threads seems counterproductive.

I'll answer directly: No you cannot use Sandy bridge (1155), it is a different socket. You have 1156. You can go with any of these: http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.asp...
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