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January 22, 2013 11:20:19 AM

Hey just wondering,

I currently have a Intel-Core I3 in my computer and am wondering is it simple to upgrade to an I5 (Would an I5 fit in the I3's Place) or is it easier to buy a new computer,

Many Thanks

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January 22, 2013 11:35:09 AM

Yes it will support.you can get upto i7 cpu.
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January 22, 2013 1:28:07 PM

make sure you are using socket 1155 and not 1156 as the first gen of core i processors used 1156 and that was fazed out. 1155 is for the second and third gen of core i processors :) 
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January 22, 2013 1:32:19 PM

Cordless44 said:
Hey just wondering,

I currently have a Intel-Core I3 in my computer and am wondering is it simple to upgrade to an I5 (Would an I5 fit in the I3's Place) or is it easier to buy a new computer,

Many Thanks

do you have a sandy bridge or an ivy bridge?
or
does the core I3 sticker have a golden part in the corner or a golden line through it?
January 22, 2013 8:09:24 PM

From what I can tell its a Sandy Bridge, (Intel I3-2120) it was what was in it when I bought the computer, this will probably sound daft but what's better for gaming I5 or I7?
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January 22, 2013 8:10:23 PM

Cordless44 said:
From what I can tell its a Sandy Bridge, (Intel I3-2120) it was what was in it when I bought the computer, this will probably sound daft but what's better for gaming I5 or I7?



i5 = i7 in gaming, for less money.
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