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January 17, 2013 3:36:32 PM

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

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January 17, 2013 4:06:22 PM

Mostly it will not work.you can contact gateway to ask them.
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January 17, 2013 4:26:14 PM

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.
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January 17, 2013 4:38:11 PM

i think my question was wrong. I7 sandy bridge replace with i5 sandy needs Bios upgrade ?
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January 17, 2013 4:40:43 PM

I'm sorry again. I wanted to know if replacing i5 sandy bridge cpu with i7 sandy bridge needs a Bios upgrade ?
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January 17, 2013 5:16:47 PM

No will not need.but doesnot know that it supports k series cpu
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January 18, 2013 1:06:43 AM

thanks Guys !
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January 25, 2013 2:18:36 AM

Best answer selected by inno99.
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