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Is it possible to transfer cpu to 12900K with nuc 12 extreme kit?

Virago7
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Is it possible to transfer cpu to 12900K with nuc 12 extreme kit?

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Actually, it's way worst than you think. The cooling solution in the Compute Elements is designed to cool the 65W Core i9-12900 and 65W Core i7-12700 processors. It's not going to do very well cooling the 125W Core i9-12900K. I would think that the lifetime of the processor will be significantly shortened. I would also think that this would represent a warranty exception; you are expected to provide adequate cooling for the processor present.

Regarding your question, from the BIOS' standpoint, the Core i9-12900K is just an unlocked Core i9-12900. There shouldn't be any compatibility issue there (famous last words?).

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n_scott_pearson
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No, the processors are wave-soldered to the board and cannot be replaced. The general way to upgrade is to replace the complete Compute Element with a better one.

Sorry,

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Virago7
Beginner
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hi,

thank you for answer.

It had a CPU socket, right?

thanks,

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Sorry, I misinterpreted your question (and frankly had the NUC11 stuck in my brain). Yes, the processor is listed as being socketed and I suppose could be upgraded to a 12900K (not something I have tried). That's an option I (personally) discard out of hand simply because of the cost involved. The Compute Elements are not sold without processor installed, so you would be eating the cost of at least a Core i7-12700 processor.

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Virago7
Beginner
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hi,

thank you for your answer. Yes, it costs money, so I wanted to know in advance if it could be replaced.
Does the BIOS really support it?
Exhaust heat is also a concern. .. ..

 

thanks,

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Actually, it's way worst than you think. The cooling solution in the Compute Elements is designed to cool the 65W Core i9-12900 and 65W Core i7-12700 processors. It's not going to do very well cooling the 125W Core i9-12900K. I would think that the lifetime of the processor will be significantly shortened. I would also think that this would represent a warranty exception; you are expected to provide adequate cooling for the processor present.

Regarding your question, from the BIOS' standpoint, the Core i9-12900K is just an unlocked Core i9-12900. There shouldn't be any compatibility issue there (famous last words?).

...S

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