Upgrading a CPU (Part 2)


In part 1 I attempted to help navigate the tangled thickets of AMD processors, figure out if a CPU upgrade without upgrading the motherboard is worth it, and what to get. Today I’ll give a quick review of Intel processors, and then dive into how to remove an old CPU and install a new one.

A reader kindly informed me that in part 1 I neglected to discuss server CPUs. It’s been awhile since I had to think about server CPUs, so that will have to wait for another article. I’m going to ignore mobile processors as well, for the time being, and continue talking about desktop processors…

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