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Can i5 2400 run Windows 11? (Here’s The Answer)

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If you are using the Intel i5 2400 processor, then you probably wondering whether this processor is compatible with Windows 11 or not?

I did some research about i5 2400 processor and its compatibility with Windows 11, and after doing a complete analysis, I am writing this article to inform you everything regarding this.

So, Can i5 2400 run Windows 11?

No! the i5 2400 processor isn’t compatible with Windows 11 because it lacks the tpm 2.0 support, and it is a 2nd generation processor (only 8th generation & above processors are compatible with Windows 11). 

I know that the short answer doesn’t satisfy you; therefore, in the below section, I pointed out some of the primary reasons why the i5 2400 processor is not compatible with windows 11? So, keep reading this article till the end.

Can i5 2400 run Windows 11
Can i5 2400 run Windows 11

Why i5 2400 Processor is not Compatible with Windows 11?

The i5 2400 CPU is a 2nd generation intel processor which came out around 2011. This Intel CPU has 4 CPU cores, and its clock rate is around 3.10 GHz which overpasses the Windows 11 processor requirements.

Although it surpasses the processor requirements for Windows 11, it is still not compatible with Windows 11, and in the below section, I have explained why it is so?

TPM 2.0

The term TPM stands for Trusted platform module, and it is a kind of cryptographic chip which enhance the computer’s security and privacy. This TPM chip exists inside intel CPUs by the name of PTT (PLatform Trusted Technology).

Microsoft wants to make this Windows 11 operating system more secure than its previous versions; therefore, they introduced the TPM concept within Windows 11.

The TPM is not a new concept at all, the first TPM version, tpm 1.2, came out in 2009, but this version of TPM is not sufficient for Windows 11. For Windows 11, you need the TPM 2.0 version, which came out between 2014- and 2015.

Generally, the TPM chip is installed inside motherboards by default, but most of the modern CPUs come with firmware-based TPM support.

Most of the i5 2400 processor-based PCs lack the TPM 2.0 chip inside its motherboard. This processor also lacks firmware tpm support because, unfortunately, the i5 2400 processor released in 2011 is prior to the TPM 2.0 chips release. 

Because of this lacking TPM 2.0 support, the 2nd generation i5 2400 processor is not compatible with Windows 11.

Can i5 2400 run Windows 11
Can i5 2400 run Windows 11


Microsoft introduced several advanced features within Windows 11 to make it more secure, faster, and user-friendly.

Only modern processor-based PCs can handle these advanced security features, and therefore Microsoft clearly stated that only 8th or higher generation processors are compatible with Windows 11.

This Intel i5 2400 is a 2nd generation processor; therefore, this processor is not supported by Windows 11.

DirectX 12

This is another new requirement introduced by Microsoft, to install Windows 11, you need DirectX 12 compatible graphics.

Most of the Intel 2nd generation processors come with Intel HD 2000 and 3000 integrated graphics, which is incompatible with DirectX 12.

Although you can fix this issue by putting a dedicated graphics card in your system, but it is costly.

Also Read: Does Windows 11 use More CPU?

Is there any Way to Install Windows 11 on i5 2400 processor?

TPM 2.0 is the biggest issue to running Windows 11 on this i5 2400 processor, but there are some ways to upgrade to TPM 2.0; but to do this, you need at least a 4th generation processor.

Still, you can try this to install Windows 11 in your system, but I am 95% sure that it won’t work, and you cannot run Windows 11.

Also Read: Can Intel Pentium run Windows 11?

Final Thoughts

So, based on all the facts and examples, it has to be said that the 2nd generation i5 2400 processor isn’t compatible with Windows 11.

I hope this article is helpful for you. Keep following this blog regularly if you want to know more about Windows 11, Intel processors, computers, and other technology-related things.

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