Will i7-6600u work in a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop?

mjbn1977

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I have a Dell Inspirion 7000 Laptop with a i5-6200u CPU. This exact model was also available with a i7-6500u CPU. Now, my wife old work laptops (a Dell latitude) display broke and the battery gave up so she got a new laptop. Her work told her to throw the old laptop out. But this laptop has a fine i7-6600u CPU. So I was thinking to put this one in my Inspirion since its a nice 30% performance upgrade and same CPU generation and socket. But would the Insprion bios recognize the CPU since it was only offered with the i5-6200u and i7-6500u originally. Or will the bios kinda recognize all laptop cpu's from this generation?

I wanted to ask this in the forum before I go through all the work to switch it out. Also need to order thermal paste first.

Thank you!
 

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