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Can I update a HP DC7900 SFF CPU from E8500 to Q8400

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December 19, 2012 1:20:14 PM

I have a HP SFF DC7900 with a E8500 with a Saphire Radeon HD7750
CPU is a little bit weak for gaming, and I have a Q8400 Quad Core that I would like to use to replace de E8400

I guess that Hp does not expect to do such changes, is not as Gigabyte or ASUS motherboards with a list of supported CPU.

Do you think this would work?

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December 19, 2012 1:55:11 PM

e8500 to a q8400 is not a good move. Performance will be most likely worse.
December 19, 2012 2:01:35 PM

Q8400 2.66ghz 4mb cache 1333FSB
E8500 3.16ghz 6mb cache 1333FSB

Actually for most games the e8500 will be better because of clock speed and cache.
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December 20, 2012 7:15:51 AM

Surprising! You have saved me time and troubles!!
An E better for games than a Q, weird!
Thanks a lot
December 20, 2012 12:26:14 PM

Up until recently games have been optimized for single and double threads because CPUs mostly either had one or two cores. Now more games are multithreaded but for your purposes the E will be best.