CPU Upgrade Requirements

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I want to upgrade my i5-2400 and need to ask if this i7 will be ok..
here the i5 & i7 specs.
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i5
Core i5 2nd Gen
Name
Core i5-2400
Model
CM8062300834106
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
Core Name
Sandy Bridge
# of Cores
Quad-Core
Operating Frequency
3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost)
L2 Cache
4 x 256KB
L3 Cache
6MB
Manufacturing Tech
32nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Hyper-Threading Support
No
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Integrated Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz
Multimedia Instruction
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Thermal Design Power
95W

i7
socket 1155LGA
Max TDP 95.0w
Intel
Series
Core i7 3rd Gen
Name
Core i7-3770
Model
BX80637I73770
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
Core Name
Ivy Bridge
# of Cores
Quad-Core
Operating Frequency
3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
DMI
5 GT/s
L2 Cache
4 x 256KB
L3 Cache
8MB
Manufacturing Tech
22nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Hyper-Threading Support
Yes
Integrated Memory Controller Speed
Dual-channel DDR3 Memory Controller supports DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 memory
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Integrated Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz
Thermal Design Power
77W

Thanks for any help..
 
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I've never upgraded anything apart from RAM as I always had a laptop. This is new but not confusing..
Motherboard
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 06D7TR (CPU 1)
Version A00
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Sandy Bridge
Chipset Revision 09
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model Q67
Southbridge Revision B2
BIOS
Brand Dell Inc.
Version A24
Date 02/07/2018
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E Gen 2
Slot Type PCI-E Gen 2
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation Slot1
Characteristics 3.3V, PME
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI-E Gen 2 x16
Slot Type PCI-E Gen 2 x16
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x4
Slot Designation Slot2
Characteristics 3.3V, PME
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation Slot3
Characteristics 5V, 3.3V, PME
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E Gen 2
Slot Type PCI-E Gen 2
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation Slot4
Characteristics 3.3V, PME
Slot Number 3
 
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What motherboard spec is stopping it?
What CPU can I upgrade to?
 

Wolfshadw

Titan
Moderator
It's a Dell proprietary motherboard. That's the first issue. The second is the on-board chipset. The Q67 chipset only supports the second gen Core I-Series processors. From what I'm finding, the best processor you can upgrade to is the Intel Core I7-2600.

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-Wolf sends
 
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Thanks for that.
 

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