Greetings to all!
I purchased a Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 Tower about a year ago while overseas. I brought the PC back with me to the US, and I feel it's time for an upgrade...
It currently has an Intel i3-4130 Quad Core @ 3.40GHz. I was hoping to upgrade to an i7-4790K Quad Core @ 4.4 GHZ Turbo. The Intel website states that I have a compatible chipset (Intel H81 / C220), the Lenovo website only mentions the i7-4770s (either as a stock option or upgrade, the website doesn't clarify). From my basic understanding they are both 4th generation processors, so BIOS modification won't be necessary (I hope, because I'm not familiar with it).
I tried contacting Lenovo through e-mail, they still haven't responded. I've tried contacting Intel as well, unfortunately the service representative I spoke with didn't seem to understand what I was saying.
In short, I don't want to buy the new processor until I'm 100% sure it will work with my current setup. I wanted to upgrade from the 8GB of RAM I have currently to 16GB (the Lenovo website states that this is the limit), is it possible that if if I can upgrade the processor, I will be able to put 32GB? There are 2 slot module bays, listed as 2 X 8GB maximum. Or does this process require a new motherboard?
I apologize for my lack of knowledge in advance, and appreciate any guidance anyone can offer!