Replacing i5-2500k with i7-2600k, do I need to do anything? Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: February 21, 2012 1:04 PM in CPUs Share krisco65 February 21, 2012 8:23:28 AM My i7-2600k came in today and it will be replacing my current i5-2500k. Do I need to do anything before swapping them out or will I be fine? More about : replacing 2500k 2600k sarinaide a b à CPUs February 21, 2012 8:40:36 AM No you don't need anything, both operate of the 1155 configuration. What you may need to do is ask yourself why you be so silly to buy a 2600K with IvyBridge coming soon *bemused.jpg* krisco65 February 21, 2012 8:43:48 AM Because I already have the funds aside for when IVY drops and I got a nice deal on this 2600k in the meantime Related resources Why would someone want an i7-2600K over an i5-2500K ? - Forum What makes the I5-2500k and I7-2600K so good? - Forum I5-2500k vs i7-2600k - Forum Intel i5-2500K vs i7-2600K ? - Forum Upgrading from Pentium 4 to i7-2600k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sarinaide a b à CPUs February 21, 2012 8:49:25 AM Makes sense, was just wondering. joedjnpc February 21, 2012 10:00:12 AM Why are you spending money on such a tiny upgrade, you could just go into the BIOS and increase the frequency to that of the 2600k easily. The only reason would be if you are using heavily threaded apps. krisco65 February 21, 2012 11:44:00 AM I am folding, which was the main reason to make the jump to the i7. lafontma February 21, 2012 12:12:27 PM Dont know for the OP, but i would gain from the extra 4 threads... all depends what you do with computer... video encoding/rendering benefits from the hyperthreading of the i7 joedjnpc February 21, 2012 1:04:11 PM Ok then, just pop it in and go. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources First Time Builder Needs Advice On Last Pieces - $1500 i7-2600k Forum I5-3570K vs i7-2600K ? Forum I7-2600k system for heavy stats and gaming? Forum SB I5-2500K or I7-2600K Forum Which cooler for i5-2500K ? Water/Air Forum AMD with am3+ board... SB i52500k ... Hear me out. Forum PSU Help Forum Fan Controller with LED switch?? Forum [Solved] *Updated* Is this power supply compatible with this gpu? Forum How much PSU do i need Forum Does the i7 2600k work with 1600MHz Memory? Forum [Solved] Help with PSU Forum Sound drivers for amd processor with asus mother board Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !