Question CPU Compatibility Once Again

May 28, 2018
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Okay quick update, i received a used i5-650 from a friend and was unsure of whether it would work with my motherboard due to it being clocked at 3.20GHz and yet the website for my motherboard recommends <== 2.93GHz, but it also recommends CPU's of the i5-6xx series. Will my motherboard downclock the CPU or is this a risk not worth taking?

My Computer Specs are as follows: HP Pavillion p6325a
This has been modified slightly. Added GPU Rx470 and 500W Power Supply
MB: MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E)
CPU: Intel Core i3 540
RAM installed: 2x4GB Kit

The website I referred to

Specifications: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-p6300-desktop-pc-series/4079858/model/4184718/document/c02072590

If I've missed any stats, let me know

Thanks In advance
 
May 28, 2018
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Is your current i3-540 working at 3.06Ghz or 2.93Ghz ?
If it is being downclocked to 2.93, then i5-650 will do the same.
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, 3067 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
From my system information I can confirm that it is still running at the original clock however would it still be safe for the i5, since its at 3.20GHz.
 

mgallo848

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In the link you provided if you click the "+" button next to "Processor upgrade information" it says the Maximum processor core frequency <= 2.93GHz regardless if you install an i3, i5 or i7.

I would make sure your BIOS is up to date also.
 

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