Hello, Hello, let's say I want to replace my i5-650 with the i7 eventually. Without knowing the model of my motherboard, can this be done by simply replacing the CPU or would I have to replace the motherboard as well? How can I tell? Thanks.
You can get the model number of your board with cpuz, a free download. "cpu support" is on every manufacturer's website on the main page for your board, or in the support section. If you have an oem board by a computer manufacturer, the board will be listed on dell's, hp, gateway's, etc website instead of the board manufacturer.