Question will any i5 processor fit into the same socket as an i3-3220

Mar 27, 2020
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I am running on an i3-3220, it has its limitations and I'm looking for an upgrade. So, an i5 that produces better results than my i3-3220 @ 3.3ghz but is able to function with my motherboard.
 

Barty1884

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What motherboard do you have?

Generally, any i5 or i7 of the era should be compatible..... but if it's an OEM motherboard (from a Dell, Lenovo etc), you may have BIOS support limitations -- although admittedly, that's pretty unlikely.

You should be fine with any IvyBridge CPU... examples: i5-3330, 3550, 3570 or i7-3770.
You should also be fine with the slightly older SandyBridge i7-2600 etc.
 

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