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Hello i have a pc with that
specifications:
i3 9100f
gtx 1650 4gb
16 gb ram
1 tb
244 ssd

So i want to upgrade my cpu to a i7 9700 k but i have a question if my motherboard is compatible with that type of processor or should have buy a new one. My motherboard:
Asus PRIME H310M-A R2.0.

Thanks for your help.
 

Kaamos_Llama

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My first thought was that you might have some throttling issues with the 9700K, and it might be better to get a plain 9700 as it will use less power. I dont have data to back that up except for a Reddit post I found here saying it kind of works O.K.

Personally I'd get the 9700 non K I'd feel happier about the boards longevity with a lower power part and I doubt you would notice the performance difference. It will work with the 9700K too, but who knows if it will last much longer then the warranty for the board.
 
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Lutfij

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The K is an unlocked processor, so that would be useless on your H310 motherboard. If you do plan to upgrade the motherboard to a Z series chipset and also drop in DDR4-3200MHz rams, then yes the i7-9700K is the processor to get otherwise my colleague above is right to suggest the non-K i7.
 
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The 9700K does have a higher base clock and slightly higher boost clocks, it might just mean that the motherboard wouldnt be able to sustain those higher clocks without some throttling as the VRMs are pretty bare bones.
 
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I tend to see people going for the K series to be able to overclock and the added (base+boost)clocks are a selling point by Intel to those wanting to overclock for the first time. Sustained speeds are a thing that most people overlook, which is a good thing to bring up, actually.
 
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