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Omen 25l i7

I'm currently have the omen 25l desktop, and it has the i710700 im curious to know if I could upgrade it to the i710700k so that I could possibly overclock it. Would I be able to do that without changing out the motherboard or would I also have to change out the motherboard. I tried using Intel xtu, but all I'm able to do is benchmark. I'm assuming that's because the cpu is locked. So I guess im asking if I wanted to upgrade it what would I have to do?

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@jack240 

 

What is your Omen 25l i7  ?   Please use the following way to find out the model/product of your machine


            https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07555


For security reason, please do NOT post its Serial number (s/n) on Internet.


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Product number is 328l3aa#aba

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@jack240 

 

Your machine is an HP OMEN DESKTOP PC 25L GT12-0000I

 

            OMEN DESKTOP PC 25L GT12-0000I (7WM06AV)

 

It supports the following processors

 

  • TDP: up to 65 W
  • Socket type: LGA 1200
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    Processor
    TDP
    Intel Core i5-10400 (Comet Lake-S) 2.9 GHz base frequency, up to 4.3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 12 MB cache, 6 cores
    65 W
    Intel Core i5-10400F (Comet Lake-S) 2.9 GHz base frequency, up to 4.3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 12 MB cache, 6 cores
    65 W
    Intel Core i7-10700 (Comet Lake-S) 2.9 GHz base frequency, up to 4.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16 MB cache, 8 cores
    65 W
    Intel Core i7-10700F (Comet Lake-S) 2.9 GHz base frequency, up to 4.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16 MB cache, 8 cores
    65 W
    Intel Core i9-10900 (Comet Lake-S) 2.8 GHz base frequency, up to 5.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 20 MB cache, 10 cores
    65 W
    Intel Core i9-10900F (Comet Lake-S) 2.8 GHz base frequency, up to 5.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 20 MB cache, 10 cores
    65 W

 

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So in other words in order to be able to use a k series intel cpu I would have to change out my motherboard and cpu?

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@jack240 

 

Not really. You have to change CPU. But for mother board, in many cases, you only need BIOS which supports different class of CPU's.

 

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What do you mean bios? How would I change the bios? I've never heard of that.

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[EDIT: the i7-10700K has too high of an TDP: 125 Watt, almost double the TDP of your current CPU. As pointed out below, your HP motherboard most likely would flag it as incompatible.]

 

Jack240, your i7-10700 has a very respectable average bench score of 94.1% (as per UserBenchMark [dot] com). For comparison, the i9-10900F bench score is 96.9%, but costs around $480~$520 as per eBay a minute ago, and would only increase your PC's CPU performance by a meager 2.8%. Therefore, from a cost-benefit perspective, my take is you should stick with the i7-10700, or -if it really matters to you, call your banker and dish out $500+ for an i9-10900F.

 

I wouldn't do that as I suspect that what's really going to help you to improve gaming performance, is upgrading your GPU. Please take a look at these HP OMEN 25L desktops scores: UserBenchmark: HP OMEN 25L Desktop PC Compatible Components


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Hi @jack240 ,

 

Per @banhien, this MB only supports 65 watt TDP CPUs. The 17-10700K is a 125 W TDP CPU.

 

The BIOS is not programmed for K series processors and you cannot overclock in the BIOS.

 

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Hi Grzwacz ,indeed, I stand corrected: the Intel i7-10700K's TDP is too high.  I edited my previous response to reflect this correction.

 

You said, and I quote: "The BIOS is not programmed for K series processors and you cannot overclock in the BIOS."  -Even though it is true that Jack240's BIOS does not allow him to overclock, I disagree with the first statement.  For example, I was given an almost identical assertion about the incompatibility of the i7-3770K for HP Elite 8300 USDT and HP Pro 6300 SFF desktops. But lo and behold: the i7-3770K's are compatible.  Ironically, this message is reaching you from an HP Pro 6300 SFF fitted with an i7-3770K: HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF Performance Results - UserBenchmark


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