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

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a c 102 à CPUs
February 3, 2013 12:05:20 AM

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Yes!

I did it on a Dell Optiplex 755.
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February 3, 2013 12:14:04 AM

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.
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a c 102 à CPUs
February 3, 2013 12:18:32 AM

On my Dell I upgraded from a Core 2 Duo E6750 (LGA 775) to a Core 2 Quad Q9550 (LGA 775).
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February 3, 2013 12:23:53 AM

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.
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a c 102 à CPUs
February 3, 2013 12:27:06 AM

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.
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February 3, 2013 12:36:36 AM

I went from a Celeron to a core two quad in an inspiron 560. So yes, have fun!
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February 3, 2013 1:55:36 PM

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
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February 3, 2013 1:56:41 PM

Also my mobo is MSI
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a c 102 à CPUs
February 3, 2013 2:05:49 PM

Go ahead and do it!
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February 3, 2013 2:06:10 PM

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
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February 3, 2013 2:10:56 PM

Ubrales said:
Go ahead and do it!


Thanks for reassuring.... just want to hear what payturr has to say
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a c 102 à CPUs
February 3, 2013 2:22:38 PM

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.
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February 3, 2013 2:29:50 PM

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