If you would like to upgrade your processor to a new generation Intel® Core™, compare Celeron® or Pentium® processors, or compare different processor families, use the table below:
|Intel® Desktop Processor Resources|
|Compare Intel Desktop Processors|| |
You can use any of the options below:
If your processor includes the letter F in the processor number then you need to use an external graphics card.
|Find compatible motherboards for Intel Desktop Processors|| |
Use the Intel® Product Compatibility Tool to find compatible motherboards. Use the Desktop and Workstation Processors option.
Refer to How to Find Compatible Motherboards for Your Intel® Boxed Desktop Processor for help on the steps.
Compatible thermal solution
Another upgrade consideration is that faster processors and processors with more cores can also affect the temperature of your system. You need to make sure your chassis and thermal solution work with your upgrade from a thermal perspective. Refer to How to Choose Thermal Solutions for Intel® Core™ Boxed Desktop Processor.
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|Support Resources for Intel® Desktop Processors|