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BTown3
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G5400

I have a HP Slimline coming in the mail used for cheap with a G4900 that I am going to upgrade the ram to 8GB and slap in a SSD.

 

Now the problem is I am very budget minded and the upgrade options are

 

G5400 or i3-8100

 

Now because I am budget minded the G5400 is more appealing but it is a dual core. I currently have a Pentium N4200 powered device that so far handles all of the tasks I do such as netflix, youtube, skype, occasional photoshop, and some editing, etc.

 

Comparing the N4200 to the G5400 will it handle the tasks that I currently do smoothly or should I just try and get the extra money and grab the i3-8100

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AlHill
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You need to ask HP what processors are supported by their bios. Then, you can select from those.

 

Doc

BTown3
Beginner
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The G5400 is supported along with the i3-8100

 

LGA1151 Chipset: Intel H370

 

It supports:

G4900

G5400

i3-8100

i7-8700

i5-8400

 

My point is can the G5400 do the same tasks as the N4200 I currently have as listed above just as smooth or better even though its a dual core or should I try to get the extra money for the i3-8100 even though I am very tight on money

AlHill
Super User
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You missed my point. You MUST make certain that the HP BIOS supports the processor. Chipset and socket compatibility are not enough.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005682/processors.html

 

You can compare processors performance data here:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=126687,126686,129487,126688,1299...

 

And, you must determine that the cooling is adequate.

 

Your best bet? Contact HP before you attempt this.

 

Doc

 

BTown3
Beginner
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The list I gave you is directly from HP for the exact model I have coming in the mail

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06102969 located in processor upgrade information

AlHill
Super User
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Good. Use the performance comparison to make your decision.

 

Doc

 

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