Some motherboards do not support the Core 2 so be sure to look into that first.
I have just bought a new PC. It was a good deal but the processor might not be future proof. If I decide to move from the dual core (note: not core 2 duo) up to a quad core when the price comes down a bit what can I expect? Will my motherboard be compatible? How long will it take? Are all heat sinks universal? Will it come with a heat sink? Any info about a processor switch will be greatly valued. Remember I'm kinda going into this blind.