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Can i upgrade from a pentium dual core to a core 2 quad

my chipset is lga 775
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  1. Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

    Yes!

    I did it on a Dell Optiplex 755.
  2. LGA 775 isn't a chipset, it's a socket. I'm assuming you're on a machine made by an OEM like Dell or HP, so no, you probably can't - they lock down on that to prevent users from changing the CPU. You have to ensure your BIOS supports it.
  3. On my Dell I upgraded from a Core 2 Duo E6750 (LGA 775) to a Core 2 Quad Q9550 (LGA 775).
  4. Ubrales said:
    On my Dell I upgraded from a Core 2 Duo E6750 (LGA 775) to a Core 2 Quad Q9550 (LGA 775).

    So your board supported it, doesn't mean his board supports him switching from a Pentium to a C2D. My dad owns a Gateway with a Pentium E2160 & it only supports that one CPU.
  5. payturr said:
    So your board supported it, doesn't mean his board supports him switching from a Pentium to a C2D. My dad owns a Gateway with a Pentium E2160 & it only supports that one CPU.

    Your point is valid.
  6. I went from a Celeron to a core two quad in an inspiron 560. So yes, have fun!
  7. payturr said:
    LGA 775 isn't a chipset, it's a socket. I'm assuming you're on a machine made by an OEM like Dell or HP, so no, you probably can't - they lock down on that to prevent users from changing the CPU. You have to ensure your BIOS supports it.


    Well its made by emachine
  8. Also my mobo is MSI
  9. Go ahead and do it!
  10. I'll copy what is on CPU-Z onto this msg.

    Intel Pentium E2210
    Codename: Wolfdale
    Max TDP: 65W
    Socket 775 LGA
    Tech: 45nm
    Core Volt: 1.120V
    Specification: Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU @ 2.20Ghz

    Family 6
    EXT Family: 6
    Model: 7
    EXT Model: 17
    Stepping: 6
    Multiplyer: Ranges from 1.0 to 11.0

    Everything else depends on what you are running
  11. Ubrales said:
    Go ahead and do it!


    Thanks for reassuring.... just want to hear what payturr has to say
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    Fallensegal said:
    Thanks for reassuring.... just want to hear what payturr has to say

    No problem - I understand your concern and apprehension.

    On a Dell Optiplex 755 I changed the E2210 to a Q9550 (Quad core) and also increased the RAM to 4 GBs.

    Subsequently I installed Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (upgraded Vista) and upgraded the RAM to 8 GBs (the motherboard limit). No other changes. The performance is incredible!

    To further satisfy yourself, check your motherboard specs. and the specs of your particular computer. As long as you stay within the same LGA 775 socket you will do fine.
  13. Best answer selected by FallenSegal.
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