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MKris15
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Hello sir, am using intel core 2 duo e7500 processor with gigabyte g41 motherboard. Now i want to change my processor to i3 by without changing motherboard ? Is it possible

 
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n_scott_pearson
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No, it is not possible. The Core i3 processors go into a totally different socket than the older Core 2 Duo processors. Further, the Core i3 processors support DDR3 memory whereas the chipset supporting the Core 2 Duo processors supported DDR2 memory.

 

If you want to make the jump to a Core i3 (or better) processors, you will need a new motherboard and new memory (DDR3 or DDR4, depending upon which Core processor generation you choose from), as well as the new processor itself.

 

Sorry,

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