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My current PC is new
Running Windows 7
I have a i5 2300 in it currently but for Christmas I would like to get a i7 920 would this be a simple upgrade? My motherboard is intels h67 I'm kind of new to upgrading PC's
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You would need a whole new motherboard and preferably a triple channel RAM kit.

Your motherboard is LGA 1155 the 920 is LGA 1366.
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Sorry Bud. the i5 2300 and i7 920 are different motherboard sockets.

to upgrade you will need a new mother board as well as the CPU.
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What about a i5 2500k?
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Why would you want a i7 920 ?? the i5 2500k is alot better and already fits your motherboard.

do a google search or search the forum there are lots of topics on the i5 2500k and its capabilities
although yes the 2500k would fit your motherboard you will be limited to overclocking it as you have a H67 motherboard not a P67
Edited by Chewy - 4/18/11 at 1:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adamkatt View Post
What about a i5 2500k?
It will work, but you will not be able to overclock it on an H67 board. You might as well just get the regular i5 2500 (non k) version if you intend to upgrade on your current board.
post #7 of 7
get the i7 2600 over the i5 2500 if you plan on using IGP for gaming.. *shuddders*

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-19.html
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Keep in mind that while both Sandy Bridge models in this review feature the higher-end Intel HD 3000 Graphics GPU with 12 EU's, the Core i5-2500K can only dynamically clock up to 1100Mhz, while the Corer i7-2600K can run all the way up to 1350Mhz.
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