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Hey everyone, it's been a while since returning to these forums last year built a budget system and in time continued to upgrade, and it time for another upgrade. Anyone care to help me out again? I would really appreciate it! :P

Current Hardware:
CPU - i3 2100
Mobo - Asus P8H67
GPU - Gigabyte HD5770 (Upgraded to HD7850)
RAM - Kingston 4GB (Upgraded to 8GB)
Hard Drive - WD Blue 500GB (Upgraded to Seagate 2TB)
PSU - Corsair CX600
Case - Coolmaster HAF 912

Minor change improve the gaming experience but now i would like to upgrade my cpu to something better should i stick with sandy bridge like the i5 2400 or should I aim for Ivy i5 3350P / 3470.
1.How hard would it be to update the bios?
2. Any chance it damage anything?
3. Would I be able to reset if any issue occur?
4. Lastly if I update the bios would i still be able to use my i3 2100?

PS. I have already checked my Motherboard if there is an bio update. There is :)
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  1. jfem07 said:
    Hey everyone, it's been a while since returning to these forums last year built a budget system and in time continued to upgrade, and it time for another upgrade. Anyone care to help me out again? I would really appreciate it! :P

    Current Hardware:
    CPU - i3 2100
    Mobo - Asus P8H67
    GPU - Gigabyte HD5770 (Upgraded to HD7850)
    RAM - Kingston 4GB (Upgraded to 8GB)
    Hard Drive - WD Blue 500GB (Upgraded to Seagate 2TB)
    PSU - Corsair CX600
    Case - Coolmaster HAF 912

    Minor change improve the gaming experience but now i would like to upgrade my cpu to something better should i stick with sandy bridge like the i5 2400 or should I aim for Ivy i5 3350P / 3470.
    1.How hard would it be to update the bios?
    2. Any chance it damage anything?
    3. Would I be able to reset if any issue occur?
    4. Lastly if I update the bios would i still be able to use my i3 2100?

    PS. I have already checked my Motherboard if there is an bio update. There is :)


    Regarding the CPU upgrade. I suggest getting either the i5 2500K or 3570K
    Updating the BIOS is not that hard. Just follow the instructions on the mobo website.
    It would damage the mobo or the installed parts if of course you didn't follow the direction.
    Updating the BIOS won't prevent you from reusing your i3 for sure

    :)
  2. johnvonmacz said:
    jfem07 said:
    Hey everyone, it's been a while since returning to these forums last year built a budget system and in time continued to upgrade, and it time for another upgrade. Anyone care to help me out again? I would really appreciate it! :P

    Current Hardware:
    CPU - i3 2100
    Mobo - Asus P8H67
    GPU - Gigabyte HD5770 (Upgraded to HD7850)
    RAM - Kingston 4GB (Upgraded to 8GB)
    Hard Drive - WD Blue 500GB (Upgraded to Seagate 2TB)
    PSU - Corsair CX600
    Case - Coolmaster HAF 912

    Minor change improve the gaming experience but now i would like to upgrade my cpu to something better should i stick with sandy bridge like the i5 2400 or should I aim for Ivy i5 3350P / 3470.
    1.How hard would it be to update the bios?
    2. Any chance it damage anything?
    3. Would I be able to reset if any issue occur?
    4. Lastly if I update the bios would i still be able to use my i3 2100?

    PS. I have already checked my Motherboard if there is an bio update. There is :)


    Regarding the CPU upgrade. I suggest getting either the i5 2500K or 3570K
    Updating the BIOS is not that hard. Just follow the instructions on the mobo website.
    It would damage the mobo or the installed parts if of course you didn't follow the direction.
    Updating the BIOS won't prevent you from reusing your i3 for sure

    :)


    I wouldn't be able to overclock any of those two cpu though, which is why I mentioned the non overclockable ones. Thank for the info regarding the bios.


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  3. Best answer
    jfem07 said:
    johnvonmacz said:
    jfem07 said:
    Hey everyone, it's been a while since returning to these forums last year built a budget system and in time continued to upgrade, and it time for another upgrade. Anyone care to help me out again? I would really appreciate it! :P

    Current Hardware:
    CPU - i3 2100
    Mobo - Asus P8H67
    GPU - Gigabyte HD5770 (Upgraded to HD7850)
    RAM - Kingston 4GB (Upgraded to 8GB)
    Hard Drive - WD Blue 500GB (Upgraded to Seagate 2TB)
    PSU - Corsair CX600
    Case - Coolmaster HAF 912

    Minor change improve the gaming experience but now i would like to upgrade my cpu to something better should i stick with sandy bridge like the i5 2400 or should I aim for Ivy i5 3350P / 3470.
    1.How hard would it be to update the bios?
    2. Any chance it damage anything?
    3. Would I be able to reset if any issue occur?
    4. Lastly if I update the bios would i still be able to use my i3 2100?

    PS. I have already checked my Motherboard if there is an bio update. There is :)


    Regarding the CPU upgrade. I suggest getting either the i5 2500K or 3570K
    Updating the BIOS is not that hard. Just follow the instructions on the mobo website.
    It would damage the mobo or the installed parts if of course you didn't follow the direction.
    Updating the BIOS won't prevent you from reusing your i3 for sure

    :)


    I wouldn't be able to overclock any of those two cpu though, which is why I mentioned the non overclockable ones. Thank for the info regarding the bios.


    Don't...

    Bump posts


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first


    Go for either 3470 or 3570.
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