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How to Upgrade my current Intel processor?

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January 7, 2013 9:39:40 AM


I would be upgrading my Intel Q9550 2.85 Ghtz Intel Quad Duo Core2.
Which of the Sandy or Ivy Bridge current Intel processors is the first level that upgrades mine?

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January 7, 2013 9:57:11 AM

In you case you cannot upgrade the CPU only, unfortunately. Newer Intel chips use a different socket design which means you have to purchase a new motherboard, and likely new RAM as well. Are you aware of this?
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January 7, 2013 11:46:50 AM

You've got nearly the top core 2 duo so upgrading with your motherboard would not get you much. I'd recommend an i5 3570 with a good, cheap motherboard like a ASRock B75M $64.99
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January 8, 2013 6:36:56 AM

Thank you all. On second thought given the socket changes I will await the next Haswell processor and only then would match sockets and RAM.

By then my Dell Desktop will be 4 years old so i can justify a totally new system

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January 8, 2013 7:25:42 AM

^Probably a good call, yes.
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January 8, 2013 12:04:51 PM

Good plan....
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January 18, 2013 11:14:26 AM

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