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dragonitespam
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HP Omen CPU Upgrade

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I'm looking at upgrading the CPU in my HP Omen from an i5-7400 to something else. There are some people debating in this post from a few years ago whether or not the K version of the i7-7700 will work in the motherboard. It looks like the motherboard itself can draw up to the required 91 watts of power, but I haven't seen anyone say a definitive yes or no and I don't want to risk frying my whole computer.

 

There's also the matter of cooling. It sounds like upgrading to a 91 watt CPU, if possible in the first place, will warrant a better cooling than the default. Someone in the original thread recommended a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, but again I haven't seen a definitive answer other than a few comments that it may be hard to fit in the tower.

 

It's not the end of the world if the best I can do is the 7700 without the K, I'd just like to figure this out before spending money.

 

Thanks!

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Photoray002
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Hello @dragonitespam 

 

I've dealt with this question several years ago. There was another user who tried the K version on the Odense2 motherboard and it did not work. Even though the specs show the motherboard will handle 95w but the list only shows 65w cpu's.

Its either a limitation of the motherboard TDP that was inaccurately posted, or a bios limit. I would suggest you stick with the non K version.

The heat sink that's currently installed will work for the upgrade as its rated at 95w.

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That's too bad. The non-K version should be plenty of an upgrade so I'll run with that, thanks!

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You're very welcome. Good luck.

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