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Swapping CPUs


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#1 RalphJolly

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:41 AM

Hello, just a quick Q about something I haven't done before.

I have 2 older pcs and I want to canabilize one of them to make one better pc.

So I have a dell 380 with a core duo chip and a 755 with a core2 VPro.

Both pcs work fine. Can I simply switch the CPUs? & if so are there any precautions/tips I might want to take?

Thank you for any help.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:54 AM

http://www.wikihow.com/Upgrade-a-Processor: WikiHow

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/229732/common_pc_upgrade_mistakes.html: Five common mistakes upgrading a PC.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 12:56 PM

Thank you for the links



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 11:42 AM

The motherboard for any system...determines what CPUs may be supported/used.

 

Without any data on the boards involved, it's impossible to give a good answer, IMO.

 

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