How to check or test processor while purchasing.

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legendaryman

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1.I am upgrading my mobo hp compaq 6000 pro sff. From core2duo to core2quad https://www.cpubenchmark.net/[email protected]+3.00GHz&id=1050. The shopkeeper will test the processor infront of me(iam purchasing used one) but i want to make sure i purchase good one. How to benchmark?? Does faulty processors overheat? Does booting itself means the processor is good?
2.can i upgrade to that processor, here is my mobo page https://support.hp.com/us-en/produc...all-form-factor-pc/4024462/document/c01865797
3. I want to run vm ware with 3 os simultaneously . Does that processor with 10gb ram would be enough for that purpose.
 
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Your problem is you have a small form factor case, You are going from a Core2 duo maximum wattage 65 to a quad core 95 watts. It is doubtful your factory heat sink is rated for 95 watts. That computer was designed for XP or VISTA. A used Q9650 goes for about $50 online. If it boots up and runs, need to check the temperatures on it with Core temp https://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
Make sure the OS is 64 bit to take advantage of more than 4GB of memory. Most will say you are throwing away money on an old machine like that.
 
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