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Swapping CPUs

I've done several builds from the ground-up, but never swapped CPUs in/out. Just wanted to double check before I start pulling parts out of a perfectly good machine: can I just swap a CPU while leaving the rest of the hardware as-is?

 

Removing: i7-10700KF

Replacing with: i7-11700K

MB: Asus B560

 

10700kf will move to a new build and 11700K will be in my personal machine.

 

Should I expect any difficulty or extra steps, or should it just boot right back up?

 

Thanks in advance. 

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You'll have no issue swapping those, maybe just be sure your BIOS is up to date before

 

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22 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Upgrade to 12th gen, 11th gen is a terrible buy nowadays

I don't think TrophyPete wants to do a whole motherboard swap. 12th gen chips use LGA1700 and 10th and 11th gen chips use LGA1200.

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14 minutes ago, Commander Neon said:

I don't think TrophyPete wants to do a whole motherboard swap. 12th gen chips use LGA1700 and 10th and 11th gen chips use LGA1200.

Correct. I have another LGA 1200 MB just sitting around and got a good price on the 11th gen chip - so upgrading to get the PCIE 4 compatibility and getting a usable 2nd machine out if the process.

 

Thanks for all the help!

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