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HP 280 G2 Small Form Factor PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello,

I've seen the HP list of upgrades to this model which don't include the below but I wonder whether it is possible to replace the existing standard processor with either

Intel® Core™ i3-8100 @3.60Ghz CPU

Intel® Core™ i3-8100T ( T Version )

 

in this 1151 socket machine.

I'm trying to get to a supported futureproofing of Windows 11 as the existing processor seems to be stopping me.

I guess I could use a non Windows OS but keeping to Windows would be ideal if I can achieve it.

Sorry to be a pain but I thought I'd ask anyway! 😞

If neither of the above are suitable is there an 8th generation or above processor that would do the trick?

All best

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@NotsoClever,

 

Welcome to our HP User Forum!

 

No, the HP 280 G2 SFF is only compatible up to Intel's 7th gen processors.  And the very best you can do with your legacy desktop is the i7-7700 as seen fitted in this rig, for example: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/51774920.

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777

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@NotsoClever,

 

Welcome to our HP User Forum!

 

No, the HP 280 G2 SFF is only compatible up to Intel's 7th gen processors.  And the very best you can do with your legacy desktop is the i7-7700 as seen fitted in this rig, for example: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/51774920.

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777

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Hi NonSequitur777

Thanks for your help.

Looks like I'll have to go non Windows on this one IDC.

Again, appreciate your input.

ATB

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@NotsoClever,

 

But this shouldn't stop you from running Windows 11 on so-called 'unsupported' processors, though. I have nine legacy HP PCs with 3rd and 7th gen CPUs all running on W11 and doing so very well and problem-free.

 

Here is the link that worked very good for me and many other Forum Users to make this happen: https://dongknows.com/steps-for-windows-11-upgrade-on-unsupported-hardware/.

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777

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