Can I upgrade an Intel e5300 Dual Core to a q9300?

Ray March 7, 2010
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Can I upgrade an Itel e5300 Dual Core to a q9300? They both have same front bus speed and are Socket 775, but the e5300 runs at 2.66ghz, while the q9300 runs at 2.5ghz?

  1. Anonymous
    March 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Most of the time you will be able to replace a processor for something that is the same front bus speed and socket type but there can be other issues with it. I would need to know the machine you are trying to insert it into to make a correct decision. Do you already own the other processor? If so the old switcheroo never hurts!

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm

      Here is a link to the specs. I wish I had bought the Quad for 100 more, but did not think I'd need it. http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668313.php.

      • pceasies
        June 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm

        Download CPU-z and see if you can figure out the motherboard, that would help a lot. Microcenter has some really cheap Quad (around $100) right now if you haven't checked them yet.