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do the intel core i3 2120 and the intel core i7 4770k have the same compatibility?

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February 14, 2014 7:17:59 PM

Im super new to building gaming pc's and i was wondering if my computer has an intel core i3 2120 would i be able to replace it with an intel core i7 4770k without any modifications? Also im using a nvidia gtx 660, I dont know if that changes anything.
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February 14, 2014 7:23:16 PM

Not possible, you need to change the motherboard.
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February 14, 2014 7:24:25 PM

no u cannot
i3 2120 is 2nd generation and needs lga 1155 socket motherboard
i7 4770 is 4th generation and needs lga 1150 socket motherboard
u need to replace your motherboard if u want to upgrade, otherwise buy i7 3770 just like i did last month to upgarde my cpu from i3 2120 to i7 3770.
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February 14, 2014 7:27:08 PM

killerswit2013 said:
no u cannot
i3 2120 is 2nd generation and needs lga 1155 socket motherboard
i7 4770 is 4th generation and needs lga 1150 socket motherboard
u need to replace your motherboard if u want to upgrade, otherwise buy i7 3770 just like i did last month to upgarde my cpu from i3 2120 to i7 3770.


So would this work on my current motherboard? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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February 14, 2014 7:42:53 PM

Uninvited_dream said:
killerswit2013 said:
no u cannot
i3 2120 is 2nd generation and needs lga 1155 socket motherboard
i7 4770 is 4th generation and needs lga 1150 socket motherboard
u need to replace your motherboard if u want to upgrade, otherwise buy i7 3770 just like i did last month to upgarde my cpu from i3 2120 to i7 3770.


So would this work on my current motherboard? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I couldnot open above page, just tell me the name of the product.
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February 14, 2014 8:06:01 PM

killerswit2013 said:
Uninvited_dream said:
killerswit2013 said:
no u cannot
i3 2120 is 2nd generation and needs lga 1155 socket motherboard
i7 4770 is 4th generation and needs lga 1150 socket motherboard
u need to replace your motherboard if u want to upgrade, otherwise buy i7 3770 just like i did last month to upgarde my cpu from i3 2120 to i7 3770.


So would this work on my current motherboard? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I couldnot open above page, just tell me the name of the product.


Intel Core i7-3770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail
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February 14, 2014 8:40:11 PM

Uninvited_dream said:
killerswit2013 said:
Uninvited_dream said:
killerswit2013 said:
no u cannot
i3 2120 is 2nd generation and needs lga 1155 socket motherboard
i7 4770 is 4th generation and needs lga 1150 socket motherboard
u need to replace your motherboard if u want to upgrade, otherwise buy i7 3770 just like i did last month to upgarde my cpu from i3 2120 to i7 3770.


So would this work on my current motherboard? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I couldnot open above page, just tell me the name of the product.


Intel Core i7-3770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail


u can buy that but check whether ur motherboard supports cpu overclocking or not. u need Z77 motherboard for overclocking CPU.
If not just buy i7 3770, thats also good.

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