Question looking to upgrade Intel I3 6100 CPU 3.7GHZ 2 cores, Logical pro, any suggestions please, many thanks in advance

steve n

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looking to upgrade Intel I3 6100 CPU 3.7GHZ 2 cores, Logical pro, any suggestions please, many thanks in advance
 

kanewolf

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looking to upgrade Intel I3 6100 CPU 3.7GHZ 2 cores, Logical pro, any suggestions please, many thanks in advance
You need to provide the motherboard you have. That determines what CPUs you can use. But you will be limited to 6xxx and 7xxx CPUs.
What budget do you have? Most people here will say to replace the CPU and motherboard as a unit to get a significant performance improvement.
 

geofelt

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Here is the cpu support list for your motherboard:

Your I3-6100 has 4 processing threads and a passmark rating of about 4169.
That is when all 4 threads are fully busy.
The single thread performance rating is 2235.

The strongest upgrade would be a I7-7700K.
It has 8 threads and a rating of 9689/2745.

For gaming and overall quickness, the single thread performance is most important.
Run the cpu-Z bench test. Your 6100 should score about 417:
http://valid.x86.fr/bench/tzinb8
The 7700K will be about 500.

You would also want a stronger cooler than the stock 6100 cooler.
It is an easy upgrade, but not a really big boost unless your workload is batch production.

Without budget issues, look to an upgrade to 12th gen.
A simple i3-12100 will have 8 threads and a rating of 13848/ 3533.
It will be noticeably quicker and comes with a cooler.
You will need a lga1700 motherboard and likely a DDR4 B660 motherboard.
add 16gb of ddr4 ram and the upgrade would cost you perhaps$500.

If you do not now have a ssd for windows, that would be my very first upgrade,
 

kanewolf

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thank you for your reply, info as follows hope this is right:
Asustek H110mM-R Rev X.0x
Budget not an issue
What are the primary uses for this PC?
You are probably limited to used parts market for that because new CPUs are relatively expensive.
This page -- https://www.asus.com/supportonly/H110M-R/HelpDesk_CPU/ shows the compatible CPUs.
The fastest would be an i7 7700. But that is a $350+ CPU new -- https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=7700&N=100007671&isdeptsrh=1
SO, I would recommend something like this --
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($208.90 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2 Black CPU Cooler ($44.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B660M Steel Legend Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $403.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-03-14 11:03 EDT-0400
 
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kanewolf

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Here is the cpu support list for your motherboard:

Your I3-6100 has 4 processing threads and a passmark rating of about 4169.
That is when all 4 threads are fully busy.
The single thread performance rating is 2235.

The strongest upgrade would be a I7-7700K.
It has 8 threads and a rating of 9689/2745.

For gaming and overall quickness, the single thread performance is most important.
Run the cpu-Z bench test. Your 6100 should score about 417:
http://valid.x86.fr/bench/tzinb8
The 7700K will be about 500.

You would also want a stronger cooler than the stock 6100 cooler.
It is an easy upgrade, but not a really big boost unless your workload is batch production.

Without budget issues, look to an upgrade to 12th gen.
A simple i3-12100 will have 8 threads and a rating of 13848/ 3533.
It will be noticeably quicker and comes with a cooler.
You will need a lga1700 motherboard and likely a DDR4 B660 motherboard.
add 16gb of ddr4 ram and the upgrade would cost you perhaps$500.

If you do not now have a ssd for windows, that would be my very first upgrade,
I was going to recommend the i3, but availability seems to be scarce.
 

logainofhades

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I would also recommend making the jump, to 12th gen. I chose the MSI board listed, as it did well in HUB's VRM testing.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($208.90 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GTE V2 64.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $441.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-03-14 11:11 EDT-0400
 

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