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Windows 7: New Processor

03 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
New Processor

I currently have the Dell Inspiron 580s and I have the 1st gen core i5 650 at 3.2GHz
and was wondering id I could upgrade to the 2nd gen i5

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03 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

Not that I'm aware of. They are different sockets. 1st gen is 1156 and 2nd gen is 1155.
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03 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

That's the bitch with Intels. They change the sockets every 5 minutes. But your case is not too serious - you would probably not gain a lot anyhow.
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03 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Yes the 2nd gen i5 is a 1155 socket. It is not compatible.

You would need new motherboard, cpu and ram. Which may not fit in your dell case.

I would suggest a new system altogether if you wish to upgrade.

Sorry its not good news.

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14 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1

Thanks for the help
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