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Windows 7: upgrading need help

14 Nov 2011   #1

XP windows Professional
upgrading need help

i want to buy a Intel i5 2500k and ram GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) now can i upgrade to Intel i7 2600k core &RAM 8GB (2x4GB) later on down the line? and for that matter the mb and VGA? thank you

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14 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I'm not sure what you are asking. You can upgrade to anything you want, at any time. The first part of your question is a yes. You could swap out the 2500K and 4 GB for a 2600K and 8 GB. However, why waste the money going from a 2500K to a 2600K? You won't see a difference.

Later on, you could upgrade the motherboard and video card, as long as they were compatible with your current proc and memory.
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14 Nov 2011   #3

ultimate 64 sp1

i think you are aking whether you will need a new motherboard in the future if you want to upgrade your i5 to i7.

the answer is no - your motherboard will be able to take a better i7 cpu in the future, and a better gpu and more ram.

however, you may need a better power supply, as faster components generally need more power.

(by the way, i recently made a very similar upgrade, going from an e8400 to an i5 2500k - and noticed a BIG difference. )
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