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Can I upgrade my desktop processor: i7 - 2600k to me i7-4790K

aabdu34
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Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 8 MB Cache TURBO OVERCLOCK

Chiller: ARCTIC Alpine 12 chiller with MX-2 putty

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77P-D3

Video cards: Gigabyte GTX 960 4GB GDDR5 OC

Ramat: Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB DDR3 2x4GB PC3-12800 1600MHz CL11

Hard Disk: Seagate 1TB+ssd 500GB

Power supply: EVGA 450 BR, 80+ Bronze 450W

Wi-Fi card: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 N900 Dual Band PCI-E Wireless WiFi network Adapter Card for PC

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AlHill
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No:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=80807,52214

 

Even if they were socket compatible, you still have to make sure they are chipset compatible, and most important is that the i7-4790K is compatible with the Gigabyte BIOS.

 

You can solve all of your questions by going to https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z77P-D3-rev-11/support#support-cpu

 

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aabdu34
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Well, since it can't be upgraded ...

Is the processor capable of playing games with high quality.

What is the maximum screen card it supports

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AlHill
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The processor is a 3.4ghz processor. Not the latest, but still good (in my opinion).

You can look at the specs here and decide:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/52214/intel-core-i7-2600k-processor-8m-cache-up-to-3-80-ghz.html

 

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aabdu34
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According to what I searched on the Internet, the processor is old and not suitable for final play

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AlHill
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It would all be relative to the games you intend to play.

 

However, it is an old processor. Upgrading to a new(er) system that is supported on Windows 10 would be a good thing!

 

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