Upgrading an old motherboard to a newer processor

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-Processor-Cache/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353031708&sr=8-1&keywords=intel) in my motherboard even though the motherboard came out before Sandy Bridge? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. 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.aspx?BoardName=DH55TC
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