Question upgrading i5 6400 to i7 7700k

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hello i have an intel core 6400 and wanna upgrade to i7 7700K both i guess it will fit cus the chipset are the same? (using a lenovo pc) and i will send screenshot on CPU-Z with some info. (wasnt able to link)

model 364A
Chipset intel skylake
southbridge intel H170

BIOS Version 02DKT23A
 
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Ok to start, an I7 7700k is a big improvement over a 6400.
What exact model motherboard do you have?
With the latest bios revision, H170 motherboards can support 7th generation CPUs. It is necessary to get the latest bios revision from the manufacturer of your motherboard or else the 7700k will not post.
Yes, the 6400 and 7700k use the same socket and the 7700k will slot in perfectly. LGA 775 was from like 2005 and was mainly used for later Pentium 4 and Core 2 systems. No core I3/I5/I7 CPUs used LGA 775 and your Skylake I5 CPU certainly doesn't use it.
 
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Ok to start, an I7 7700k is a big improvement over a 6400.
What exact model motherboard do you have?
With the latest bios revision, H170 motherboards can support 7th generation CPUs. It is necessary to get the latest bios revision from the manufacturer of your motherboard or else the 7700k will not post.
Yes, the 6400 and 7700k use the same socket and the 7700k will slot in perfectly. LGA 775 was from like 2005 and was mainly used for later Pentium 4 and Core 2 systems. No core I3/I5/I7 CPUs used LGA 775 and your Skylake I5 CPU certainly doesn't use it.
364A model.
 
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i have a lenovo pc y710 15ish pc with i5 6400 and wanna upgrade to i7 6700K and i couldnt find the name on my cpu cooler but if you can find it if you search on 01EF258... but is that cooler good enough? and if i need a cpu cooler it has to be liker 10 centimeters height :(
 
If this is the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube from your other post, you will need to get the latest bios from here first. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/y-series/y710-cube-15ish/downloads/ds118230
If you are concerned about cooler you could just buy an I7 7700 which comes with a stock cooler. You cannot overclock the 7700 but you likely couldn't overclock a 7700k with the stock motherboard anyhow.
Don't make a bunch of posts about the same topic, if you would respond here and answer our questions we could help you better.
 
Ok, so that Lenovo motherboard indeed has an H170 chipset, not allowing for any overclocking.
You can find your serial number, likely on the rear of the pc, you can put it into Lenovo's site and download the latest bios.
It looks like this may be unnecessary since your bios revision is from 12/25/2017 and the 7700k can out in early 2017, but i still would download the latest revision.
This may be the proper link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/y-series/y710-cube-15ish/downloads/ds118230
 
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Ok, so that Lenovo motherboard indeed has an H170 chipset, not allowing for any overclocking.
You can find your serial number, likely on the rear of the pc, you can put it into Lenovo's site and download the latest bios.
It looks like this may be unnecessary since your bios revision is from 12/25/2017 and the 7700k can out in early 2017, but i still would download the latest revision.
This may be the proper link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/y-series/y710-cube-15ish/downloads/ds118230
okey i did it , i checked in with cmd now it says i have that bios version. so no i can put in an i7 7700k/7700? (only need to check if cpu cooler fits)
 
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I would suggest that that could cool an i7 7700k. You could test it and get a better cooler if it doesn't run cool. Noctua and cryorig have great low profile coolers.
thank you for the help, if its not enough and i have to buy a cooler does it matter if its a cooler that aims straight up or does it have to be like the one i have angled 90 degrees?
 

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