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CPU upgrade

  1. #1
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    So I built a new rig during the plandemmic I went with an I-5 6 core 1151 300 chipset only because they didnt have the I-7 I wanted in stock on amazon or microcenter.
    Now amazon has what I want
    So can I just install the new cpu and hope the bios will just adjust properly or am I going to to start from scratch with a fresh install??
    I have never done this before, every computer I built I just put it together with the parts I had ,never did an upgrade before.
  2. #2
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    if it's the same chipset you should be able to just put the new CPU in and be good to go - in terms of compatibility it's the only tihng that really matters. If it's an i5 and i7 of the same generation there's not much physical difference between them.

    if you want to be sure you need to know the exact model of both chips and the motherboard and check htem against each other
  3. #3
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    oh yeah, assuming it's compatible the bios/uefi will detect and automatically adjust for the new cpu on boot.
  4. #4
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Cool thanks man.
    The new bios gui is just overload for me.
  5. #5
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    yeah, most of the motherboard manufacturers have gone mad with 'features' and graphical interfaces and shit. UEFI was a mistake
  6. #6
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    You have to go into CMOS at post and just go in and then save without changing anything. Usually F1 at boot time.
  7. #7
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    New cpu comes in on Tuesday along with graphite tape instead of thermal paste,its reusable supposedly.
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