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Old 06-24-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Question Upgrading Cpu. Will it work?

Um, I have, ugh, a bad brain for one, a LGA775 Mobo. And I have a Pentium D 2.80Ghz. I'm going to Upgrade to a Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93Ghz.

The question is:

If I get my new CPU, Will I hav eto reinstall everything, or is it just like getting a new graphics card, (plug in and play).






My brain is driving me crazy, before I forget, I want to post somthing else to see if it was a good idea.


I hav ean ancient Dell 4500 in my room, the mobo uses a Socket 478 Pin CPU, my question is, how cool would it be to throw in a Core I7 and have the worlds cheapest built gaming rig?
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Default Re: Upgrading Cpu. Will it work?

I'm pretty sure that as long as you're using the same motherboard you won't have to reinstall the OS.
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You should be able to put the core 2 in the 775, but I'd make sure your bios (or one that's new for the board) supports it first.
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Um, I have, ugh, a bad brain for one, a LGA775 Mobo. And I have a Pentium D 2.80Ghz. I'm going to Upgrade to a Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93Ghz.

The question is:

If I get my new CPU, Will I hav eto reinstall everything, or is it just like getting a new graphics card, (plug in and play).
You shouldn't need to re-install the OS.

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I hav ean ancient Dell 4500 in my room, the mobo uses a Socket 478 Pin CPU, my question is, how cool would it be to throw in a Core I7 and have the worlds cheapest built gaming rig?
You serious right? The i7 is a 1156 or 1366 pin device that simply wont fit let alone work. And the Socket 478 chipset simply wouldn't utilise the i7 CPU.
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