12-05-2019 02:42 AM
I have been thinking to upgrade my CPU from I5 6400 to a i7 6700k. Do I need to download any BIOS for my motherboard before I upgrade? If so, can you guys link the site for the BIOS update. My PC: https://support.hp.com/se-sv/product/omen-by-hp-870-100-desktop-pc-series/12079703/document/c0532705...
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12-05-2019 03:18 AM
You do not need to update the BIOS, but you will have to change cooler / fan / heatsink assembly. And it's not a doddle as it's unlikely you will get parts you need.
Check this thread / post:
And read through this thread as well (principle's the same):
I strongly recommend setting for i7-6700.
12-05-2019 03:36 AM - edited 12-05-2019 03:37 AM
Are you 100 % sure that BIOS update are not needed. Cause people say that when you go from i5 to i7 you need to update the bios. So you mean that I shoud go for the i7 6700 instead of the k version?
12-05-2019 03:43 AM - edited 12-05-2019 03:43 AM
Upgrade BIOS to what exactly?
BIOS sit on MoBo - and MoBo does support all these CPUs (including -K versions):
(see Information om processoruppgradering in there)
I assume you have the latest version installed - this is irrespective of your upgrade plans, of course.
And: choice is yours, unfortunately. Did you read the second thread I linked - especially posts on page #3?
12-05-2019 03:51 AM
According to my knowledge and what has been posted here over the years: yes.
With some slight case modding I got a Corsair H60 cooler to fit (I would not recommend doing this). A better choice is probably a Cooler Master Evo 212, it should fit without any extra work.
12-05-2019 04:35 AM
Not sure where you got that information from?
Fan Power Consumption2.64W, 2.28W (EU Version)
I think 150W value rather refers to Thermal Design Power it can extract / handle - and -K version sits @95W according to the specs.
12-05-2019 05:23 AM
Not a problem, and am glad I could have helped!
As I wrote elsewhere here I am in similar situation myself (Omen 870-095na): having already seen comments about 6700K upgrade and realised the implications (non-standard heatsink assembly) I decided not to pursue this avenue and chose standard version of this CPU instead.
I am still hoping that I will get i7-6700 for a good price (the ones I see are either not available or too expensive and am hesitant to buy second-hand CPU) and that I will do this swap - but time's ticking. Equally though: i5 is definitely sufficient for what I'm doing.