I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade my i3 cpu of my optiplex 790 desktop to an i5 cpu? Would that work, it's an lga socket 1155
It should work, if you use the same generation as the current i3. Look at the dell manuals to see what i5 parts were used. Probably something like i5 2400
concur. Per 790 tech guide i5 for 790 MT/DT/SFF are i5-2500, i5-2400.
Yes EXCEPT USFF
Intel® Core™ i7 2600 / 3.40GHz, 8M, 95WIntel® Core™ i5 2500 / 3.30GHz, 6M, 95W
USFF requires the low power versionsIntel® Core™ i7 2600S / 2.80GHz, 8M, , 65WIntel® Core™ i5 2500S / 2.70GHz, 6M, , 65W
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