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 Post subject: CPU Upgrade
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:30 pm 
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Hello,

I am considering a CPU upgrade for my Lenovo IdeaCentre K330.

http://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ide ... 330/specs/

It currently has the stock LGA1155 i3 in it, and I was thinking of moving to an i5 because pricing on the i7's seems so much higher.

The only thing is, there seem to be so many choices out there, and I don't want to drop over a C note and have a CPU that doesn't work, and that isn't returnable.

Just in looking at the i5, they seem to have 1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen, and 4th Gen.

Any help sorting this out would be appreciated.


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Scott, if a motherboard supports a CPU does that mean that the cooling system will also support it? For example if someone has a low-power Celeron, can they then put in an i7 and not overheat the Cooling system?


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The cooling system is a separate component from the motherboard and may or may not need to be upgraded when a new CPU is installed. That depends on what cooling system is currently in place vs. the requirements of the new CPU. Scott.


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