Question CPU upgrade compatibility ?

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so i have a core 2 duo e8400 and i want to upgrade to core2 quad q9650,both are same socket support(lga 775)
so can i just directly put it?
will the TDP be a problem?
do i have to change the bios version?

my pc
processor :core2duo e8400
ram:6gb ram
gpu:amd hd 7470
 

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so i have a core 2 duo e8400 and i want to upgrade to core2 quad q9650,both are same socket support(lga 775)
be mentally prepared as it might not go well, upgrading will be a gamble on these old pc. Even if it fits the socket, there's a chance it might not work. Or it might work, then start giving you problems after a few days. My backup pc was also an e8400, but it could be upgraded only up to a Q9500. A Q9650 was also accepted for a few days, but then I started getting black screens on boot. I put back the Q9500, and everything became stable again - did not have a single error after that. I still use the Q9500 up to this day.

I do encourage you to upgrade, changing from a 2 core into a quad core gives some benefit in certain games.
 

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