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32 bit to 64 bit


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#1 rsssmoore

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:16 PM

I have an oppourtunity to upgrade my CPU from Intel T2400 Core Duo to a Core 2 Duo T7600 for a great price. Done the compatability comparisions on Intel site chipset and mobo seem to work and the gains are significant in overall cpu speed and cache. A few things I am unsure of Max TDP 31W to 34W, Voltage range low end, processing die size, and most of all 32 bit to 64 bit this is what I want but what changes if any should be made besides BIOS check and OS? It seem s to me that for the right price swap out is simple and a ram upgrade and new 64 bit OS and I am rolling on new rubber.

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:57 PM

If your motherboard can support the CPU, it will work. Make sure the motherboard's BIOS will support the new CPU before you buy. You also cannot upgrade to a 64-bit OS from 32-bit since it is a platform change. This requires a clean install, but if you're getting 4GB or more of RAM and don't mind backing everything up, it could be worthwhile.

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