CPU upgrade issue

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if my ram is ddr4 and I want to upgrade my cpu do I have to get a ddr4 cpu? Does ddr3 cpu work with ddr4 ram?
 
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These are my specs any ideas on what cpu should I get?
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 6400 @ 2.70GHz 45 °C
Skylake 14nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1066MHz (15-15-15-36)
Motherboard
ASRock H110M Combo-G (CPUSocket) 41 °C
Graphics
SyncMaster (1680x1050@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (EVGA) 58 °C
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2EP102 (SATA) 30 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA) 32 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224FB
DiscSoft Virtual SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device
 
Feb 27, 2018
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I'm not really sure what you mean by newer generation cpu

 

zoltan.boese

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Intel writes https://ark.intel.com/products/88185/Intel-Core-i5-6400-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_30-GHz that your CPU supports DDR4 and low voltage special DDR3L
Your motherboard supports those as well. So you can use DDR3L 1333Hz or 1600Hz RAM or DDR4 from 1866 to 2133Hz

If you want to upgrade your CPU and keep your motherboard with the DDR4 RAM, the best you can upgrade to is the i7-7700K or its non K variant!
I hope I could answer your inquiry.
 

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