[SOLVED] Major differences between lga 1150 vs lga 1151

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hi guys

someone is selling their used gaming PC with an i7-4770 CPU however, it has the LGA 1150 socket and I am only familiar with the 1151 socket. My current PC has an i5-4440 processor with an LGA 1151 socket. But again, it comes down to the awesome specs of the used pc that have me interested.

Is there anything I should know before purchasing this LGA 1150 socket i7 and of course the motherboard would be an 1150 socket type as well.

any help is appreciated in the next 15 minutes as I'm supposed to meet him to purchase it.

thank you!

*AND WILL I HAVE ANY ROOM FOR PROCESSOR UPGRADES IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHEN I HAVE SOME $...?
 
Your current 4440 is Socket Type 1150 not 1151...

The i7 is on the same platform as your current one. 1151 does not support Intel 4th gen. It starts from 6th gen.

If he is selling the CPU separately, just replace your i5 with the i7 and get it over with. Should be plenty of improvement in performance...
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4770-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4440/1978vs1993
 
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Your current 4440 is Socket Type 1150 not 1151...

The i7 is on the same platform as your current one. 1151 does not support Intel 4th gen. It starts from 6th gen.

If he is selling the CPU separately, just replace your i5 with the i7 and get it over with. Should be plenty of improvement in performance...
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4770-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4440/1978vs1993
Sorry you're right! Which is why I meant I do not want the older 1150 socket since from what I can tell, the most I can ever upgrade to is the i7-4790k, however, I want to be able to upgrade to the i9 in the near future! and therefore I answer my own question? Its NOT worth purchasing if I want an i9 soon...
 

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To be clear, chipsets differ on the same socket motherboards. Socket Lga 1151 is used from 6th gen right up to 9th gen cpus but chipsets used on specific boards restrict what cpus you can run on them. ie; 100/200 series ran 6&7th gen and 300 series 8&9th gen cpus.
 
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