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Does upgrading a CPU of the same socket work out ok?

Say I start a computer out with an i3 cpu, and later want to put in a i7, if they are both LGA 1155 socket chips, will this work out ok?
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  1. Yes. But what motherboard do you have in mind.
  2. ohyouknow said:
    Yes. But what motherboard do you have in mind.


    Probably an Asrock H77. Here's the situation, I recently built my computer using an Asrock H77 with an i7 3770.

    Now my Dad wants me to build him a computer, but is thinking of going with i3-3225 because his needs are more basic, but we wanted to know if it works ok to upgrade the CPU later.
  3. I heard you may have to install new drivers after the upgrade?
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    If you purchase one of the H77 mobos from Asrock you'll be fine. Check their site for the compatibility list. There would only be an issue with updating BIOS if you were buying a previous generation 1155 mobo. Good luck. Here's an example

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H77%20Pro4-M/?cat=CPU
  5. Best answer selected by brandon402.
  6. ohyouknow said:
    If you purchase one of the H77 mobos from Asrock you'll be fine. Check their site for the compatibility list. There would only be an issue with updating BIOS if you were buying a previous generation 1155 mobo. Good luck. Here's an example

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H77%20Pro4-M/?cat=CPU


    Ok thank-you! :) It's a current generation board, the H77m (micro atx).
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