Question Lenovo y520 Tower cpu-upgrade?

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Just wondering how I could get info about whether my sons Lenovo Y520 Tower with an i3 7100 cpu is possible to upgrade to a four core processor like the i5 7600? On the Lenovo webpage it says the i5 7400 is a possibility, but that's hardly considered an upgrade at all... The motherboard is a Lenovo 36d9.
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Phaaze88

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Userbenchmark... meh.
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i5-7600-vs-Intel-i7-7700-vs-Intel-i3-7100/2920vs2905vs2924
7100 to 7600 = 2% increase in single core, 49% multi-thread
7100 to 7700 = 5% single core, 85% multi

4 threads is already pretty limited these days, and won't last you as long as the 4 extra on the 7700.

So, would the i7 7700 be compatible with the mobo?
Yeah. I found out from here:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Desktops/Lenovo-Y520-Tower-CPU-upgrade/td-p/4294015
 
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