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change Intel Pentium E5500 CPU motherboard to Core 2 Duo E8600 boost

leo7373
Beginner
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Hello,
Is it possible to change Intel Pentium E5500 CPU motherboard to Core 2 Duo E8600. Gain of 28.3% according to the following link: https://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Pentium_Dual-Core/E5500.html
And change the ram, put 2 x 2G DDR2
FSB: 1333 MHz instead of 800 MHz
thank you
it's worth it ?

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AlHill
Super User
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It all depends on what your motherboard BIOS supports.  So, ask the motherboard manufacturer.

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leo7373
Beginner
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Je sais ce que la mère prend en charge. Je demandais si ça valait la peine... +30%

AlHill
Super User
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For using processors this old?  In my opinion, no.

Again, just to make sure you understand, an upgrade processor must be socket, chipset, and motherboard BIOS compatible.  Unless the motherboard manufacturer has a web page that says the E8600 is supported, or unless they have specifically told you the E8600 is supported, I recommend against such an upgrade.

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @leo7373

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities. We hope that the assistance provided by the community has been helpful.


Also, we would like to inform you that due to the Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8600 and Intel® Pentium® Processor E5500 have been discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, but perhaps fellow community members have the knowledge to jump in and help. You may also find the Discontinued Products website helpful to address your request.


You can verify this product's discontinuance status at the Intel® Product Specifications website > Product Status > "Discontinued".

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