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Hi, can i change processor from Intel Core i5-2400 3.10ghz TO Intel Core i7-4790K? Am i need new motherboard or what? Thanks for reply.

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You have to go to the motherboard manufacturers website and check the CPU compatibility list for your motherboard. You may be able to just install the new CPU, you may have to update youe BIOS to a newer version that supports that CPU, or it will tell you that it's incompatible.

See this:
Support For H61M-P25 (B3)

Looks like no.


Edited by billbartuska - 11/8/15 at 4:02am
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It means i need to buy new motherboard what support this i7?
and what about power supply?
Thanks
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It means i need to buy new motherboard what support this i7?
and what about power supply?
Thanks
Or you could:
Use a different i7
Call MSI and see if the have a (unreleased) beta BIOS that supports that CPU.
Buy a new motherboard.

As for a PSU, you haven't supplied enough information to answer that.
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you need an 1150 socket motherboard for the 4790k. be sure you get a z97 motherboard. the vrm on the z87 isnt quite as devil's canyon ready. thats not my opinion folks. its what is stated other places.

**COPIED FROM TECHPOWERUP FORUMS**
Z97 chipset and Z87 are the same...except for two things. These two things will make the choice for you.


One is drive support. This is a personal choice thing, so if you want to buy an M.2 drive, or may be a SATA Express drive in the future, you might choose Z97. If not, Z87 is fine.

The other is VRM difference to support Devil's Canyon and Haswell Refresh CPUs fully.

So the answer to your question is that based on your CPU choice, Z97 is the only choice you should make. If you had chosen, or change your mind to, an earlier version of the Haswell CPUs, then Z87 is the one to make.

Of course, if running stock clocks, then either one is fine, However, when it comes time to overclock, the differences in VRM design that is included with these chipsets must match the CPU that is installed for maximum potential, and that's that. There was ZERO other reason for the Z97 release. People might say this product was Intel meeting the demands of the board makers for a new product, but honestly, that product was the Devil's Canyon CPU, and that CPU required a VRM change. The new PCB used with the Devil's Canyon CPUs is the rest of that recipe that baked this cake.

*original link*
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/z97-or-z87.205967/#post-3174378
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Okay thanks smile.gif
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