CPU Upgrade I5 to I7

By Michael34 ·
My question is this, I have a client who want's to upgrade his processor, He currently has an I5 and needs an I7. He currently runs Windows 7 Ult and would like to know if he would be required to format and reload windows for an upgrade like this. In the past I have had some issues with needing to format with replacing system boards but I am not sure about this one. His current system board supports the I7 he wants to upgrade to he just wants to know if we could swap them and he'd be up and running or if we would have to format it after we replaced it.

Currently Has:
Core i5-3570K BX806237i53570K Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3.40GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail

Upgrade He wants:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

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Provided that the M'Board can take a i7

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to CPU Upgrade I5 to I7

There is no issue if that is all you are changing.

However if you change 3 or more items you need to understand that you'll need to reactivate Windows.


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by mjd420nova In reply to CPU Upgrade I5 to I7

If you have the original disk for the WIN7, you just swap the chip, boot to the disk and do a repair. It will not over write any thing, just look at the hardware change but still matching BIOS, and the proper files and registry changes will be made. Some registry changes may change some parameters set by other software so maybe a printout of the registry first before the swap might forstall some head scratching later.

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