You can only replace your CPU with another CPU that uses the same socket.
Otherwise you will need to replace also your motherboard (and maybe other components, like memory, if your new motherboard requires a different kind of memory, for example).
This is usually necessary when you replace your current CPU by one that requires a higher external clock rate (FSB).
Download the “BIOS Renamer for USB BIOS Flashback and Crashfree BIOS 2” tool, which you’ll find in the “BIOS-Utilities” section of your motherboard’s Support page. CAP) file and BIOS Renamer to the top-level (root) folder on the USB storage device and follow the steps that indicated on support site to complete the renaming processes.
This really is not an option, but writing a CD or a USB stick can be as much hassle.
If you don’t have your motherboard manual, please read our tutorial How to Find Out Your Motherboard Manufacturer and Model.
Double-click the ‘Update.exe’ file to launch the ‘BIOS updater for 5th Gen Intel Core Processors’ tool.
* Note: To update your UEFI BIOS with the ‘BIOS updater for 5th Gen Intel Core Processors’ tool you must boot your system with a current generation Intel Core processor installed.
On our tutorial How to Correctly Apply Thermal Grease you will find detailed information on how to replace a CPU.
Of course this procedure must be done with your computer turned off.
After replacing your CPU you will need to run a hardware identification utility such as Sandra, Hwinfo or CPU-Z to check whether your new CPU is running at its correct clock rate or not.