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Pentium Processor replacement

MikeT2
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I have a Pentium (R) Dual-core CPU E5300 @ 2.60 GHz, 2600 Mhz Can I upgrade to a Intel 6 core i.e 10th Gen i5 ?

The mother/Base board is Foxconn G31MXP

Desktop system is x64-based. windows 10 pro . currently with only 4.00 GB Ram would update to 16.00 ram.

Any helpful comments welcome. Thanks, Mike

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AlHill
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To determine if there is a "better" cpu, you need to ask the motherboard/system manufacturer what processors are supported by their bios.   Then, you may be able to select from those.

 

Increasing memory may help, but I do not believe it is worth the trouble.   If you want something that is a cheap "fix", if you have a sata port available, is to get a 2.5 inch ssd and clone your hdd to the ssd, remove the hdd, and boot from the ssd.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]

 

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AlHill
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No, that upgrade is not possible without getting a new motherboard, new memory, new cooler/fan, etc.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]

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MikeT2
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Hi AlHill,

 

Thanks for the info.

Would you know if there is an alternative CPU I could use without going for a full upgrade of motherboard etc.

Funds don't stretch to that right now.

Would you also know if just increasing the Ram to 16 would give me some improvement. ?

 

Thanks again for your suggestion

 

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AlHill
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To determine if there is a "better" cpu, you need to ask the motherboard/system manufacturer what processors are supported by their bios.   Then, you may be able to select from those.

 

Increasing memory may help, but I do not believe it is worth the trouble.   If you want something that is a cheap "fix", if you have a sata port available, is to get a 2.5 inch ssd and clone your hdd to the ssd, remove the hdd, and boot from the ssd.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]

 

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