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i3 4130 for i5 4690k

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bounty-hunter-tm, Jun 23, 2016.

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  1. bounty-hunter-tm

    bounty-hunter-tm Thread Starter

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    hi chaps,
    just bought a i5 4690k and would I just be able to do a straight swap with my old i3 4130
    the motherboard is a Asrock H81m socket 1150

    will I have to change the bios ?
     
  2. Triple6

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    You need to have BIOS version P1.60 or higher to support the i5-4690K: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H81M/?cat=CPU
    There are no changes that need to be made in the BIOS to switch processors, the BIOS just needs to support it.

    Did the CPU you bought come with a new cooler? Do you plan on overclocking it since it's a K model? If so you may want an aftermarket cooler for it as well.
     
  3. bounty-hunter-tm

    bounty-hunter-tm Thread Starter

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    That's great I have a bios version p1.90 , I have a liquid cooler but I don't think I will need to overclock it - I have no need to ...
    thanks for the reply Triple6.
     
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