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I have..
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-for-ACER-Gateway-SX2860-system-motherboard-for-intel-H67-H67H2-AD-D2-mainboard-chipset/975992917.html

with a i3-2100 and I want to drop and i5 with same socket an chipset in it will this work?
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I have..
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-for-ACER-Gateway-SX2860-system-motherboard-for-intel-H67-H67H2-AD-D2-mainboard-chipset/975992917.html

with a i3-2100 and I want to drop and i5 with same socket an chipset in it will this work?

Yes it will work. Assuming that they put other types of processors in that motherboard. Do they make I5 versions with that motherboard is the question. Assuming that there bios will recognize it you shouldn't have a problem. Most bios are restricted to types of socket not specific processors. It says they accept 4th gen so you should be fine
Edited by dmfree88 - 8/17/13 at 5:37pm
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Thanks for the additional info but your first reply gave me the final push over the edge to just do it. I have been wanting to do this for over a year now. Anywho, I ran out to the local store an picked up a i5-2400 for $115.00 brought it home dropped it in and seems to be working good. I was really hoping to pick up a 2500k as they were on sell for dirt but everyone was sold out. Once again thanks for the final push.
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good to hear glad it worked out for you! I was a little worried thats why I went back and edited and mentioned it. I remembered I had to get a bios update on an old mobo to work with newer AMD processor. So I was worried maybe jump from i3 to i5 might have similar needs.

Glad it worked though congrats on your new setup! I am sure its working FAST now biggrin.gif

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