Squeezing the P7P55D motherboard, wanting to upgrade CPU

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Prairie Pal Senior Member • Posts: 2,801
Squeezing the P7P55D motherboard, wanting to upgrade CPU

I'm getting a new customer build for creative editing, but I want to keep the old one alive for occasional use at the farm by refreshing the CPU to get a  better performance in Lightroom.

I haven't had much success in figuring out how much more CPU this motherboard is able to support, as I'm not a hardware geek.

My current cpu is:  Intel Core i5,  750 @2.67ghz 2668 Mhz 4 core.

Are there any ideas on whether the motherboard can be upgraded to any cpu's currently being sold?

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Re: Squeezing the P7P55D motherboard, wanting to upgrade CPU

Prairie Pal wrote:

I'm getting a new customer build for creative editing, but I want to keep the old one alive for occasional use at the farm by refreshing the CPU to get a better performance in Lightroom.

I haven't had much success in figuring out how much more CPU this motherboard is able to support, as I'm not a hardware geek.

My current cpu is: Intel Core i5, 750 @2.67ghz 2668 Mhz 4 core.

Are there any ideas on whether the motherboard can be upgraded to any cpu's currently being sold?

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P7P55D/HelpDesk_CPU/

Morris

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Re: Squeezing the P7P55D motherboard, wanting to upgrade CPU

Morris0 wrote:

Prairie Pal wrote:

I'm getting a new customer build for creative editing, but I want to keep the old one alive for occasional use at the farm by refreshing the CPU to get a better performance in Lightroom.

I haven't had much success in figuring out how much more CPU this motherboard is able to support, as I'm not a hardware geek.

My current cpu is: Intel Core i5, 750 @2.67ghz 2668 Mhz 4 core.

Are there any ideas on whether the motherboard can be upgraded to any cpu's currently being sold?

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P7P55D/HelpDesk_CPU/

Morris

Hi Morris.  Wow that face looks familiar from threads I was reading years and years ago.  But I digress. 

Yes, I was on that web page.  But what was confusing me is I called a local shop and asked them if they could sell me a cpu for this motherboard, and they kinda chucked and said they can't even get cpu's for that board any more.  So looking at that list of cpu's on the ASUS page I see some of them "look" recent, but (being shamefully honest) I'm not really a nerd type that can even tell if any or many of them are an improvement over my current cpu.

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johnnyandedgar Contributing Member • Posts: 514
Re: Squeezing the P7P55D motherboard, wanting to upgrade CPU

"and they kinda chucked and said they can't even get cpu's for that board any more."

That's what I expected.

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Re: Squeezing the P7P55D motherboard, wanting to upgrade CPU

johnnyandedgar wrote:

"and they kinda chucked and said they can't even get cpu's for that board any more."

That's what I expected.

johnnyandedgar

Meaning?  that they are correct?  Or that they want to upsell to a new motherboard?

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"Meaning? that they are correct?"

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Prairie Pal wrote:

Morris0 wrote:

Prairie Pal wrote:

I'm getting a new customer build for creative editing, but I want to keep the old one alive for occasional use at the farm by refreshing the CPU to get a better performance in Lightroom.

I haven't had much success in figuring out how much more CPU this motherboard is able to support, as I'm not a hardware geek.

My current cpu is: Intel Core i5, 750 @2.67ghz 2668 Mhz 4 core.

Are there any ideas on whether the motherboard can be upgraded to any cpu's currently being sold?

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P7P55D/HelpDesk_CPU/

Morris

Hi Morris. Wow that face looks familiar from threads I was reading years and years ago. But I digress.

Yes, I was on that web page. But what was confusing me is I called a local shop and asked them if they could sell me a cpu for this motherboard, and they kinda chucked and said they can't even get cpu's for that board any more. So looking at that list of cpu's on the ASUS page I see some of them "look" recent, but (being shamefully honest) I'm not really a nerd type that can even tell if any or many of them are an improvement over my current cpu.

Ivan

Hi Ivan,

Yes it's been a long time.  You should be able to find a CPU on eBay.  I do wonder if it is worth investing in this 10 year old system.   Those processors are very slow by todays standards.  Then there is the question of how long the old components in your system will run.  Most concerning is you say you are not technical so how will you do the upgrade?

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OP Prairie Pal Senior Member • Posts: 2,801
Re: Squeezing the P7P55D motherboard, wanting to upgrade CPU

Morris0 wrote:

. Most concerning is you say you are not technical so how will you do the upgrade?

Morris

Thats my concern as well.  Plug and Pray I guess.

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