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

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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  1. No. They use different CPU sockets. The i7 uses a socket 1155 and the Core 2 Quad uses socket 775.
  2. 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.
  3. Is there any other upgrade without having to change the motherboard?
    Thank you for the fast reply!
  4. 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-Processor-QX9650-12M-Cache-3_00-GHz-1333-MHz-FSB

    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?
  5. I am not sure I just have specks of the hp Pavillion P6380T I bought a few years ago!
  6. This is your motherboard:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01746799&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4147221

    It only supports CPUs with a 95w (or lower) TDP. You are about at the max supported now.
  7. 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!
  8. Can I add more than the 8GB DDR3- 1066MHZ SDRAM [4 DIMMS] to it?
  9. 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/
  10. 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.
  11. Yes could I add a 8x8 instead of the 2 4x4 memory in the slots??
  12. 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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