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Q: Is it possible to upgrade my Core i7-2600K processor?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.
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microprocessors are based on older Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, and
they were introduced in the January - October 2011 time frame.
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Jan 26, 2012
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Store prices for new Core i5 and Core i7 processors
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Intel launches new desktop and mobile CPUs
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Part numbers of desktop Sandy Bridge CPUs emerge on Intel website
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and Core i7 processors, that were revealed in July - August of this
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