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Upgrading CPU

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Alpha14, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Alpha14

    Alpha14 Guest

    I have a HP desktop computer that I bought about 3 years ago and had some questions about upgrading the CPU. First would I be able to purchase a new CPU and install it even though I didn't build the computer myself? If yes, I know I have a LGA775 socket so could I install any Intel chip that will fit in a LGA775 socket?

    I have an Intel 520 Prescott now and was looking to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo..possibly the E4400

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. socom1990

    socom1990 Guest

    I'm not shore but I would think you would be able to with the 775 socket.
     
  3. john179

    john179 Active member

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    You could put another 775 CPU in but you would need to check your motherboard manuals which may not tell you.Better off find out what motherboard you have and check on the manufactures website to find out if it supports dual core.Some motherboards you are able to update the bios to get the motherboard to support dual core and some motherboards around three years old will simply not support and you would require a new motherboard as well as the CPU.
     

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