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hi im looking to change my cpu to a newer one and was wondering if i had to be careful of anything like can you just change a cpu.

 

pc specs:

corsair obsidian 650d mid tower case 

1tb hd for games260gb ssd for some games and boot

windforce 970 4gb graphics card

16gb DDR2 ram

intel core i5-2500k @ 3.30GHZ

corsair AX850 watt power supply

turtle beach gaming keyboard (want to replace)

TeckNet X9800 8200DPI 

Acer K242HLABID 24 Inch HDMI LED Monitor.

ASUS P8P67 PRO motherboard

running windows 10

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if you were to change the cpu to something newer then you would have to get a new mobo

my advice would be to get a cpu cooler and start overclocking that could help with  performance.

also follow your threads

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hi im looking to change my cpu to a newer one and was wondering if i had to be careful of anything like can you just change a cpu.

 

pc specs:

corsair obsidian 650d mid tower case 

1tb hd for games260gb ssd for some games and boot

windforce 970 4gb graphics card

16gb DDR2 ram

intel core i5-2500k @ 3.30GHZ

corsair AX850 watt power supply

turtle beach gaming keyboard (want to replace)

TeckNet X9800 8200DPI 

Acer K242HLABID 24 Inch HDMI LED Monitor.

ASUS P8P67 PRO motherboard

running windows 10

Well, it needs to be on the same socket, and you need an anti-static wristband. Also, you will need to replace the thermal paste.

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if you were to change the cpu to something newer then you would have to get a new mobo

my advice would be to get a cpu cooler and start overclocking that could help with  performance.

also follow your threads

New mobo and new ram, nothing uses DDR2 anymore.

 

Well, it needs to be on the same socket, and you need an anti-static wristband. Also, you will need to replace the thermal paste.

You don't need a wristband..

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New mobo and new ram, nothing uses DDR2 anymore.

 

You don't need a wristband..

Well, it's always best to be safe.

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Well, it's always best to be safe.

If you knew how electricity worked, you wouldn't really care for the wristband. They're almost useless unless you're screwing a balloon on carpet.

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Pro Tip One: If your CPU doesent seem to fit the socket, just push a little harder :P Also get a new MOBO

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hi im looking to change my cpu to a newer one and was wondering if i had to be careful of anything like can you just change a cpu.

Depends. If you for another Ivy Bridge CPU you wouldn't have to change your motherboard and can just do it, but if you wanted a more modern CPU you would have to.

The only worthy upgrade from your current CPU with the same motherboard would be the i7 2600K, but these are often not cheap.

 

If you only game this is not really a good upgrade though as still not many games use more than 4 threads.

Can you give me some more info on what you do (gaming only? video editing? more?) and what kind of budget you have for the CPU (and maybe motherboard and RAM too)?

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New mobo and new ram, nothing uses DDR2 anymore.

OP made a typo, have that same board sitting in a closet and it uses DDR3.

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What? 775 was the last socket to use ddr2.

1155 is ddr3, you can use your ram with most builds(all, except X99 and 1151).

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OP made a typo, have that same board sitting in a closet and it uses DDR3.

Thought some versions used DDR2? At least that's one less thing to worry about.

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