Question replacing intel i3 2120 with i3 10100

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Hey guys i am just wondering if i need to buy a new motherboard i have an intel i3 2120 installed on my motherboard and im planning to upgrade to intel i3 10100 its the best i can afford and i just read the 10th gens socket type which is 1200 LGA and the one i have is a 1155 LGA i know it is a dumb question but can i replace the cpu without buying a new motherboard?
 

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Hey guys i am just wondering if i need to buy a new motherboard i have an intel i3 2120 installed on my motherboard and im planning to upgrade to intel i3 10100 its the best i can afford and i just read the 10th gens socket type which is 1200 LGA and the one i have is a 1155 LGA i know it is a dumb question but can i replace the cpu without buying a new motherboard?
That is a new motherboard and new DDR4 RAM.
Also, probably a new PSU (depending on what you have now).
 

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Hey guys i am just wondering if i need to buy a new motherboard i have an intel i3 2120 installed on my motherboard and im planning to upgrade to intel i3 10100 its the best i can afford and i just read the 10th gens socket type which is 1200 LGA and the one i have is a 1155 LGA i know it is a dumb question but can i replace the cpu without buying a new motherboard?
You will need to buy new everything. Nothing will be usable from your old motherboard.
 
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