N/APosted on - 02/16/2015
Well, I’d like to upgrade my CPU processor to a latest release that I saw on the Intel Website. Okay, my processor is a 4th gen Intel core i7-4700MQ with 3.40Ghz but I want to upgrade to a 5th generation Intel core i7-555U that still has 3.40Ghz speed. I understand the 5th generations CPUs can handle better graphics. Is it a worthy upgrade? Will my HP-Envy i7 support the new CPU? Are there any other changes that will be needed or the new CPU to function correctly?
Intel 3rd Generation CPU Upgrade
You can upgrade your processor to the latest fifth generation Intel Core i7 as long as it supports the socket number or socket model of your CPU socket on your motherboard. The processor that you can use to replace your old processor will depend on the socket number or model of your CPU socket.
You can check the socket number by opening your CPU case and removing the processor from the CPU socket. The socket number is shown or printed on the CPU socket. With the old Intel Pentium 4 processor, it is available in different socket models like for example the socket 478 that I have for my old computer. See image.
To properly install the right fifth generation Intel Core i7 on your motherboard, you should consult a qualified service technician before buying a new processor so as to not waste money.