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Probably a really dumb CPU Upgrade question but anyway

2020-05-15, 13:17 PM



So I am considering a C530 with an i3-8100 CPU.  


I dont really play many hugely powerful games - Civ 6, Starcraft 2 so I am guessing it is fine for that.  It is old, but a really nice price right now.


My question is what CPUs can I upgrade it to?


I didnt think this would be a difficult thing to find out, but so far no joy.


If I get it and find it is way to slow I would like to be able to throw say an i5-9400f or something in there and speed things up without spending too much.


In the specs for the computer it lists:


  • 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-9900
  • 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9700
  • 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9400
  • 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9400F
  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700
  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8400
  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-8100


but are these motherboard dependent?


Can they all run on the motherboard the i3-8100 would come on?


What about 10 series CPUs?



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