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Processors (Intel® Core™, Intel® Xeon®, etc); processor utilities and programs (Intel® Processor Identification Utility, Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility, Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard, etc.)
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Processor upgrade

boong
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I currently am using an HP desktop that has 'Intel Core i7-3820 (Sandybridge E) (130W) 3.6 GHz which is 3rd gen. I need to upgrade to a minimum 8th gen processor in order to be compatible for Win 11.

Can anybody suggest a moderately priced Intell processor for that as I'm on a limited budget.

I'm trying to eliminate the need to purchase a new computer.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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n_scott_pearson
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Sorry, but you are looking at a costly upgrade. You cannot upgrade just this processor. You will need to upgrade your motherboard and RAM (DDR3 to DDR4) as well.

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Sorry, but you are looking at a costly upgrade. You cannot upgrade just this processor. You will need to upgrade your motherboard and RAM (DDR3 to DDR4) as well.

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boong
Beginner
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Thank you for your response.

Well, guess I'd better start looking @ what's available.  Won't be cheap either as I want to keep specs pretty close to what I've already got.

Appreciate your help.

 

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