Question Is it possible for me to buy a certain CPU for my Computer?

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Greetings everyone, I would like to state that I don't know much about computers.
As of recently I wanted to upgrade my computer by buying a new processor.

I've been looking at the Intel® Core™ i7-9700 Processor and the Intel® Core™ i7-9700F Processor for some time now.

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but some processors only fit on very specific sockets?
So these two would only fit on a FCLGA1151 socket?

When I bought my computer, it came with what seems to be a FCLGA1155 socket.
The computer itself is the Acer Predator G3620, which I bought back in the year 2012-2013.

So my question is, if I were to buy either one of the i7 processors I mentioned above, could those fit in what I have at the moment?
Or do I need a new socket or motherboard or something?
By the way I word these things you can clearly tell I don't know what to do, so I'd like to ask you for your help.

Thanks in advance!
 

Remeca

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No, you can only install 3rd gen Intels on your current board. You could get a new motherboard, to support those CPUs, but you would also have to get new ram, and probably PSU too.
 
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No, you can only install 3rd gen Intels on your current board. You could get a new motherboard, to support those CPUs, but you would also have to get new ram, and probably PSU too.
I've got a Corsair RMx Series RM750x at the moment as PSU and already had a seperate 16 GB RAM bought for my computer, so I assume these would suffice?
And is there any motherboard you'd recommend?
 

Remeca

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The PSU should be fine. The RAM won't work, it's DDR3, and you'd be switching to DDR4. Make a new thread for motherboard suggestions in that section, specify your needs and budget, and you'll get some good recommendations.
 
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