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What can I upgrade to with a intel core 2 quad processor Q9400r in place

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January 24, 2013 11:09:07 PM

I am wondering if I can put the Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8GB in place of the Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 quad processor Q9400
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January 24, 2013 11:13:23 PM

No. They use different CPU sockets. The i7 uses a socket 1155 and the Core 2 Quad uses socket 775.
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January 24, 2013 11:14:31 PM

Yes you can, but you have to replace other components also. The motherboard is a different socket and you would have to buy a LGA 1155 socket motherboard along with the new processor.
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January 24, 2013 11:15:07 PM

Is there any other upgrade without having to change the motherboard?
Thank you for the fast reply!
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January 24, 2013 11:18:33 PM

Pjason9873 said:
Is there any other upgrade without having to change the motherboard?
Thank you for the fast reply!

Something like this might work (if you can find one):

http://ark.intel.com/products/33921/Intel-Core2-Extreme...

However, for the cost, you would be better off going the new components (CPU, memory, mobo) route.

What make/model of motherboard are you using now?
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January 24, 2013 11:29:30 PM

I am not sure I just have specks of the hp Pavillion P6380T I bought a few years ago!
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January 25, 2013 12:03:33 AM

I am a beginner so I will have to start from scratch, I would love to build a great piece by piece computer that is extreme, do you have any sites where I could get help for proper fitting components throughout? Thank you so much also!
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January 25, 2013 12:10:20 AM

Can I add more than the 8GB DDR3- 1066MHZ SDRAM [4 DIMMS] to it?
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January 25, 2013 12:55:31 AM

Pjason9873 said:
I am a beginner so I will have to start from scratch, I would love to build a great piece by piece computer that is extreme, do you have any sites where I could get help for proper fitting components throughout? Thank you so much also!

Go here and you can "build" a system:

http://pcpartpicker.com/
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January 25, 2013 12:56:48 AM

Pjason9873 said:
Can I add more than the 8GB DDR3- 1066MHZ SDRAM [4 DIMMS] to it?

Not according to the link I sent you. That being the case, 8GB is typically more than enough for most users. I assume you are asking about your current motherboard and the memory it will support.
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February 1, 2013 9:09:31 PM

Yes could I add a 8x8 instead of the 2 4x4 memory in the slots??
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February 2, 2013 1:14:24 AM

You can likely install 2 4GB DIMMs, but I doubt your system will recognize 8GB DIMMs.

It calls for a max of 4 2GB DIMMs.
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