• Hey there, Guest! Share your idea for a new trophy in the forums and win bragging rights and a $100 Amazon gift card! Check out the New Community Trophy Contest here!
  • Pardon our dust as we work on some regularly scheduled forum maintenance. You may notice some missing features during this time. Thank you for your patience!

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

Status
Not open for further replies.

payturr

Honorable
Dec 3, 2012
819
0
11,060
44
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.
 

payturr

Honorable
Dec 3, 2012
819
0
11,060
44

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.
 

Fallensegal

Honorable
Feb 2, 2013
134
0
10,690
1


Well its made by emachine
 

Fallensegal

Honorable
Feb 2, 2013
134
0
10,690
1
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
 

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.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Similar threads