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Processor Upgrade Question

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I have two processor chips here. The one currently in the PC is an Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16 GHz chip. I also have an Intel Core i5-3470 SR0T8 3.20 GHZ. I know the latter is faster? I just want to know if it is worth the trouble replacing the one in the PC with the i5 chip unless the difference in performance would be minimal..

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AlHill
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Does not matter which is faster.  They are different sockets, and you cannot replace one with the other:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=68316,33911

 

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AlHill
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Does not matter which is faster.  They are different sockets, and you cannot replace one with the other:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=68316,33911

 

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Oh, darn. Okay! Thanks.

AlHill
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Even if they were socket compatible, they must also be chipset and BIOS compatible.  To determine if the replacement processor is BIOS compatible, you must check with the motherboard manufacturer.

 

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Thank you. I guess I am out of luck.
AlHill
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That i5-3470  is still a good processor and, although at the lower end, worth keeping if you plan on finding another motherboard.

 

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I posted this in the HP forum but no answers yet:

Will the 8300 motherboard fit the 8000?

AlHill
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That is a tough question.  We have no information on HP boards.   Some manufacturers will post a web page regarding compatibility of processors with their boards/bios.   I have not seen such from HP.

 

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Thank you. You have been immensely helpful. Have a great day.

AlHill
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Good luck with the project.

 

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