Solved core i5 to core i7

November 4, 2017 at 08:39:01
Specs: Windows 10 home, 8 giggs
i have a core i5 7400 and i want upgrade to a core i7.
1.can a i7 fit in a i5 socket and if there is a specific i7 please tell me

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November 6, 2017 at 08:40:54
If you're going to buy a CyberPowerPC, go to their website & custom configure it. Do NOT buy one of their pre-configured systems. The biggest issue, as mentioned by Fingers, is the power supplies they use. Unless you specifically choose a name brand unit such as Corsair, you'll get stuck with a no-name/generic that will almost certainly give you problems. And don't be fooled by the pretty cases with the clear side panel, liquid cooling, & all the colored fans. Stick with a standard case with one or two rear exhaust fans & standard air cooling.

https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/



#1
November 4, 2017 at 11:51:57
The answer is most likely yes, but you didn't provide enough info. Make/model of the motherboard or make/model of the system (if the computer was store bought) is important to be able to confirm compatibility. However, the upgrade might not be cost effective. Have a look at the following table: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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November 4, 2017 at 20:57:21
If you have the right motherboard or your system supports it you should be able to go with the i7-7700. More details are required to be sure. You are probably looking at close to (if not over) $300.00US for the CPU and depending on what you are doing with the system you might not gain much performance unless you programs or games can take advantage of the hyperthreading (4 core/8 thread instead of 4 core 4 thread).

Depending on what you have now, you might gain nearly the same with a more cost effective upgrade to more RAM and a fast SSD drive, moving the old hard drive to a storage only drive. If you are gaming or doing anything graphics intensive then an upgrade to your graphics would also be a great improvement and most of the time cost effective. Again, more information on what you have will help greatly.

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November 5, 2017 at 17:39:04
well i want to buy this cyberpower pc from amazon which has a core i5 inside and i just wanted to see if i could upgrade it before i ordered it
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...

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November 5, 2017 at 20:57:10
They do not mention the power supply so assume it is a crappy one.
If you spend the money on a system that on paper appears good and then drop another $300. on another CPU then you could have found a different better one for under the combined price of both.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compar...
Not new but:
http://www.pcgamer.com/how-do-ssds-...

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November 6, 2017 at 08:40:54
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If you're going to buy a CyberPowerPC, go to their website & custom configure it. Do NOT buy one of their pre-configured systems. The biggest issue, as mentioned by Fingers, is the power supplies they use. Unless you specifically choose a name brand unit such as Corsair, you'll get stuck with a no-name/generic that will almost certainly give you problems. And don't be fooled by the pretty cases with the clear side panel, liquid cooling, & all the colored fans. Stick with a standard case with one or two rear exhaust fans & standard air cooling.

https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/


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November 7, 2017 at 03:01:33
any intel core i7-x700 socket (LGA 1151) cpu will work, except the new 8000 series like i7 8700/8700k since they wont work with your motherboard

i5-6600K@4.6GHz/4.2GHz cache@1.305v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133@ 14-14-14-30 1T 2800MHz@1.34v | ASUS Z170-K | Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO | MSI Radeon RX 570 ARMOR 4GB@1268cc&2000mem | Corsair CX450 450W

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