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Upgrading Cpu on OEM windows 7?

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September 2, 2012 7:48:16 PM

i have a window 7 OEM on (at least i think i have OEM cause it show OEM on the activation key or product ID) i have i3-2100 and i'm planning to upgrade to a i5-3570k (using my PC for gaming and other programs like after effect,etc and normal use to like internet browse DUH!) will there be any problems? since this is a OEM or do i need a retail version of windows? thanks in advance. :D 
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September 2, 2012 8:01:02 PM

No, no problems just from upgrading the CPU, but, assuming that it's not a 7 series board (Z77, Z75, H77, etc.), you'll need a BIOS update first while you still have the 2100 installed, if you didn't already know that (the 3570K won't work in a 6 series board without it).
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September 3, 2012 2:22:24 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
No, no problems just from upgrading the CPU, but, assuming that it's not a 7 series board (Z77, Z75, H77, etc.), you'll need a BIOS update first while you still have the 2100 installed, if you didn't already know that (the 3570K won't work in a 6 series board without it).


this is so confusing.

here the motherboard i have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what do i have to do to update the Bios or UEFI (which is some what the same thing i guess :/ )
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September 3, 2012 2:34:57 AM

Herolies said:
this is so confusing.

here the motherboard i have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what do i have to do to update the Bios or UEFI (which is some what the same thing i guess :/ )


You're good to go, actually. :)  No need to update the BIOS of that board (it's a 7 series board, being B75).

I just assumed that you would have a 6 series board, since you have an i3 2100, but I'm guessing that this was a newer build.
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September 3, 2012 3:03:38 AM

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September 3, 2012 3:04:06 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
You're good to go, actually. :)  No need to update the BIOS of that board (it's a 7 series board, being B75).

I just assumed that you would have a 6 series board, since you have an i3 2100, but I'm guessing that this was a newer build.


Thanks A lot!! :D 
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