Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

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. :))
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 upgrading need help

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
upgrading from 32 to 64 bit
Hi All, cant believe how hard it's been trying to get a how to on this , basically I upgraded from xp to w7 home premium and as I was running on 32 bit chose that without realizing my pc was 64 bit compatible and now I'd like to upgrade to that but after countless runarounds I'm finally here I'm...
Installation & Setup
When upgrading from XP to Win 7
Hi, I currently have a company laptop with *gulp* windows XP. I have administrator access to install programs, but I would need admin network login rights to add a computer to a domain. My question is, if I was to upgrade from win XP to win7, would all the network configurations remain, inc....
Installation & Setup
Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit
Since I stumbled upon the fact that I had 4 gigabytes of RAM, I want to switch over to the 64-bit version of win7. However I've got a large amount of media files I don't want to delete (these are all stored on a separate partition on my HD). My question is, can I avoid deleting this partition...
Installation & Setup
Upgrading from XP
As previously announced, Laplink has released a new version of their previous PC Mover product that allows for in-place upgrades from XP to Windows 7. Yeah, I know we generally advise AGAINST this, but for the adventurous, this might be worth trying. The link to their site follows: ...
Installation & Setup
W7 Upgrading CD
I am supposed to receive the W7 upgrade CD today!!!!!!!!:huh: I understand that when I run the upgrade that Vista will be removed and everything will be wonderful.:D:D I have a backup of Vista.:sarc::sarc: Since I will receive a license with the upgrade and if for some unknown phenominum I...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52.
Twitter Facebook