I have a Acer Aspire XC-780 with a Intel Core i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70ghz.
I ran the Microsoft Health Checker to see if I would be able to upgrade to Windows 11 and it said the processor isn't currently supported.
I was wondering if I could upgrade the CPU to one that is supported, if so what would people recommend ?
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Could I impose of the apparent experts on this thread maybe to confirm what I understand, though a year late...
I have an XC-780 in the UK with an i5-6400 2.7Ghz, 5 years old and getting a little slow!
Do I get it that I could 'just', in order of improvement value. Per @StevenGen in a prev post
1) Plug in an i7-7700 as it will just fit and work on my old board? Do I assume that an i7-6700 will just be a little slower, I am looking at 2nd hand as new is £350 and I might as well start anew.
2) upgrade memory with max 32GB at DDR4-2133MHz (PC4-17000) 1.2V 288-pin DIMM
3) after that I see improved Graphics card and power supply, but I don't game, just browse and simple financial stuff.
Many thanks, if I am not too far and too late!!
Are you still using the original mechanical HDD? If so, your PC will be slow for sure. The old HDD is the bottleneck.
Your PC using 6th gen intel CPU will not be qualified for Win 11 and Windows support will end in 2025.
I suggest you change the mechanical HDD to a 2.5" SATA3 SSD. This will be a big improvement for your PC's performance. Upgrading the CPU for the same gen CPU will not help much.
If you need help on how to migrate from the old HDD to the SSD, start a new thread later.