Question Can I overclock i5 7400? If not, what cpu should I buy that's compatible with my motherboard?

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Specs:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 7400 @ 3.00GHz 36 °C
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
8,00Gt Single-Channel Unknown @ 1196MHz (17-17-17-39)
Motherboard
Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. MS-7996 (U3E1) 113 °C
Graphics
2460G5 (1920x1080@75Hz)
BENQ G2200W (1680x1050@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (MSI) 29 °C
 
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The mainboard does not support overclocking, which is just as well, as the CPU is a locked model anyway...

Good as time as any to to start the planned R5-3600 /B450/XT5700 upgrade initiative!
I was thinking R5-3600, B450 and 16gb ram would be more suitable, really wouldn't want to buy a new gpu...
 
GTX1060 is still fine, I'm using one as we type... :)

Get a B450 that supports BIOS updates without a CPU installed, as many will not support a Ryzen 3600 out of the box, needing a June/July 2019 firmware update at a minimum....
 

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