Hi, as in the title of this discussion i want to upgrade my old processor to something much newer - mainly for gaming purpose, but not exclusively. So i have, as said, Intel Core i5-3470 3,2Ghz and i was eyeing i7-7700K 4,2 Ghz.
Along with the processor upgrade i was thinking about buying GTX 770 (to upgrade my GTX 650) graphic card. Im sure my RAM is substantial even nowadays at 16 GB.
So could someone answer me if i can do that upgrade and how i can check my motherboard? I saw in few places information that higher generation processors might not work with older motherboards. How can i check the compatibility?
Sorry for my horrible english, im not native english speaker.
Before you do anything, you must contact the manufacturer of your system/motherboard and ask them which processors are compatible with THEIR BIOS.
An upgrade processor must be socket, BIOS, and chipset compatible.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005682/processors.html Intel® Desktop Processor Upgrade Information
Ok, looks like even msinfo cant show me enough informations about the motherboard from AMI made by ASUS to ask them a question... so... another question - for new motherboard which chipset should i go for i7-7700K?
For ASUS boards, they almost always have information for that board on what processors are supported. Look up the board on the asus site, and look for compatible processors.
For the i7-7700K, I would look for which boards support that processor first, then compare the boards.
Let me summarize; you are asking essentially three questions, (1) what processors you could upgrade to if you wanted to keep your existing motherboard, (2) what if you wanted to upgrade to a Core i7-7700K and (3) What we think of upgrading from a GTX650 card to a GTX770 card?
Here are my responses:
Hope this helps; I will get off my soap box now (if you don't understand that, it means I will stop preaching),