Hi, I want to upgrade my processor (i5 7400) to another LGA1151 socket processor. preferably the i7-7700 or i7-7700k. I would preferably like the 7700k simply because of the power and the 4.2/4.5 gHz but i've heard that the 7700k runs at higher temperatures which will require a powerful CPU cooler. That is why I'm thinking of upgrading to a 7700 but I'm unsure if it has similar temperature ratings. I currently have a cnfn5441u1 CPU cooler (not sure what it's capabilities are but i keeps my i5 7400 running great) I would like to know if which processor would be best if any. If not what other processors would run fine but with similar power to the ones mentioned. Or should i look at changing the CPU cooler before.
Before you can do anything, you must contact the motherboard/system manufacturer and ask them what processors are supported by THEIR BIOS.
Then, you can select from those processors.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005682/processors.html Intel® Desktop Processor Upgrade Information