Can i use i7 3770k cpu sandy bridge to replace i5 2300 sandy bridge without Bios upgrade.
I received i7 3770k ivy bridge but i can't use it on my motherboard. I have gateway dx4850-27e with sandy bridge mother. it appears gateway does not have Bios for ivy bridge. I have searched everywhere online. My last option is to replace the motherboard but i can't at the moment. I want to sent back the I7 CPU 3770K ivy bridge and get I7 CPU sandy bridge
any help is appreciated. I'm programmer and run lots of vmware. I'm a novice when it comes to hardware
you may be able to flash the bios in order to update its compatibility. I would recommend getting a fresh cpu cooler or cleaning off the old thermal paste with isopropyl alcohol and applying new thermal paste. that way it's not going to have cpu heat problems.