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Windows 7: Motherboard upgrade question

22 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
Motherboard upgrade question

I just got this system built, configured, and setup; however I still have 8GB of DDR3, the motherboard an early i5 went in + case and 900w PSU, and EVGA geForce gt 220 just laying around.

Generally speaking, do Core 2 Duo sockets and 1st generation i3/i5/i7 sockets coexist? I cant check the make/model of the extra motherboard right now, I'm just wondering if it is even something I should pursue?

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22 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP

What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Do you wish to build another system with the extra components you have lying around? Do you have a Core 2 Duo that you are wishing to use with the extra motherboard?

If yes, you won't be able to do it. Core 2 Duos have a different socket type from the i3/i5/i7 series.
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22 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Was trying to figure out if the Core 2 Duo that I have would work with the extra motherboard. I suppose I'll just build another system now.

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