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CPU upgrade or triple upgrade or nothing at all?

Peter Rabbit

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I have an i5-3470 processor

Board P8H77-M LE


Assuming I'm not going to replace the whole trinity,

Is there a used processor from previous generations that I can put in the existing place, on the existing board, and feel a significant improvement? 

The work is usually simple office, no heavy software, the few games I play once every few months if at all they are from previous years in the range up to 3 backwards .. do not anticipate installation of modern games in the future. The GTX 1070 graphics card

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12 g ddr3

There was a bit of a slowness in the games but no complaining and I haven't played in a long time.

In day-to-day work there is an occasional feeling of being slower than before. Sometimes the CPU gets stuck on something by 90% in what appears to be no real reason ...

Sometimes I lag on the keyboard (it takes a while for the letters to appear on the screen or for a backspace sequence to really take me back) but maybe it's the keyboard itself.

There is no emergency and everything is dragging on but suddenly I am feeling that somehow sometime soon the business will get stuck.

To me it's just a feeling.

I thought that if I could find a more powerful used processor that fits my motherboard, a newer but not really up-to-date generation, maybe this is an opportunity to keep the situation for another two or three years.

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I thought if I could find a more powerful used processor that fits my motherboard

No, you need to replace a trinity.


category PRODUCTS Amount מחיר
Processors Intel i5 10600KF / 1200 Tray 1 ₪ 876
Coolers for processors Arctic Cooling Freezer 34 for Bulk 1 ₪ 128
Motherboards Gigabyte B460M DS3H 1 ₪ 383
Memories Apacer 4 16GB (8Gx2) 3200 Panther Golden w / Heatsink 1 ₪ 305
Total ₪ 1692



If you want to upgrade ...

I would not upgrade if the goal is just office work. I would try to find out what the source of the slowness is, if it really bothers me.


The processor you have from 2012 but is equivalent to the processor power of From 2017 more or less.

Do you have Windows 10? Is there a lot of software running in the background?

Try running a test strain to the processor maybe its thermal ointment has dried out and needs to be replaced. Check temperatures to see.

What is the greatness of the ? Need to leave volume available for it to work properly.

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[Correction: 16 G ddr3]

The thermal ointment was replaced about a year ago

The ssd in 2/3 capacity

Do not want a lot of software in the background. Most of the time I'm with Linux

I will learn how to run stress tests and temperatures but I would love if you could write me what is considered within the norm range in both


Thanks for comparing CPU year it definitely gives me a proportion.

I guess in the end I will leave things as they are and in time I will just upgrade a trinity

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