Solved CPU compatibility hp Compaq 8200 elite SFF

January 29, 2019 at 04:49:04
Specs: Windows 7, i5 2400/16gb
hello as you can see i own a hp compaq 8200 elite sff just a PC i use for old PC games nothing special.

i know the only highest CPU i can upgrade to is the Intel i7 2600 but can i use the i7 2600k?


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January 29, 2019 at 09:54:28
The 2600 & 2600K have the same default clock speeds. The main differences are the 2600K is unlocked, plus the integrated HD graphics are slightly better. It's not on the CPU support list so installing it would be a gamble. Even if it worked, it would offer zero performance advantage on that motherboard. If you swap boards, you will have to reinstall Windows. And if the Windows installation you're using now is from HP, you will likely need a different product key & possibly a different installation disk.


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January 29, 2019 at 06:56:28
You can't overclock with that system so the CPU swap would be pointless. Graphics are more important. Do you have a decent gaming graphics card? If not, that's where you should be concentrating your efforts. However, considering the size limitations of the SFF case & 240W stock power supply, you won't have a lot of choices.
https://support.hp.com/us-en/docume...


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January 29, 2019 at 07:08:32
that system is in a new case with a 550W ATX power supply with a ATX to BTX converter and PCI-E 16x riser card to allow the video card to sit below GTX-1050-TI.

i know i can not overclock with this system but the question was can i run the i7 2600k on that computer seeing it can run the i7 2600.

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January 29, 2019 at 07:55:34
and yes i will be getting a new mobo soon

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January 29, 2019 at 09:54:28
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The 2600 & 2600K have the same default clock speeds. The main differences are the 2600K is unlocked, plus the integrated HD graphics are slightly better. It's not on the CPU support list so installing it would be a gamble. Even if it worked, it would offer zero performance advantage on that motherboard. If you swap boards, you will have to reinstall Windows. And if the Windows installation you're using now is from HP, you will likely need a different product key & possibly a different installation disk.

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January 29, 2019 at 18:17:13
good to know ill just get the i7 2600 and i have a copy of win7 win8 win10.

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January 30, 2019 at 09:02:06
I assumed you already had the 2600. Why are you "investing" any money in a BTX system? BTX died an early death many years ago. You're not doing yourself any favors by clinging to older technology.

If you're planning on buying a new motherboard anyway, you might as well wait until you're ready to build an entire new system - board, CPU, DDR4 memory, SDD, etc. Return the Compaq to its original configuration & then either sell it or use it for a backup.


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