I have a somewhat old Dell Precision T7500 desktop with this 64-bit Intel Xeon CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/48768
I have been thinking about upgrading this CPU to an Intel i7 CPU.
It looks like this CPU corresponds to this one at cpu-upgrade.com: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Xeon/E5645.html
On the right side of above page at cpu-upgrade.com is a link to a "Intel X58 Express" page (under "Intel Xeon E5645 chipset compatibility"). This link leads to this page: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/X58_Express.html
Above page lists some i7 CPU's as compatible with the chipset on this motherboard.
I have two questions I wanted to ask:
- Is this information all I need to determine which version of the i7 CPU I could upgrade to?
- If not, how can I determine if I need to replace the entire motherboard?