I currently have a ThinkCentre M55-8810-BQ4 desktop (specs here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/s... I recently started doing a lot of HD video encoding, and my Pentium D 945 (3.4GHz) isn't cutting it. Its taking me 10 hours plus to encode an hours worth of 1080p video.
I want to upgrade to a quad-core, and am planning on going with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz.
I don't have any experience working with CPUs before; I have done things like installing memory, video cards, hard drives/disk drives, etc. I would just like to make sure before I order this CPU that should work. They both have the same socket type (LGA775) - but is there anything else I need to check? Also, I assume it will just be a drop-in replacement; is that right? Anything I'm missing here? Thank you all!!