Please forgive me if this is a stupid question; I currently have an i-6500 (non-k) as my current CPU, Z170XP MB, and a Hyper 212 cooler. I got some unexpected bonus, and decided to nab an i7-7700k (new).

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I know it should fit the same LGA-1151 socket, but regarding the swap, do I need to do anything else besides the following: 

0. UPGRADE BIOS1. Power off PC

2. Disconnect PSU

3. Disconnect CPU cooler fan, and remove CPU cooler

4. Clean off old thermal paste

5. Remove i5

6. Install i7

7. Apply a correct amount of new thermal paste

8. Reinstall CPU cooler and reconnect fan

9. Reconnect PSU 

10. Experience glory?

 

*Edit* Thank you everyone for the swift and informative replies

 

*Edit 2* Updated BIOS without breaking anything (thank you
Pharr Carnell)

Edited April 30, 2019 by kingfurykillerGratitude for replies, and status of project
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Posted April 29, 2019

Yes, there will be no problem installing a new cpu.

There will be problems if you change the motherboard.


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Posted April 29, 2019

Keep it plugged in, just switch off the PSU. Keeps it grounded. Then touch the case to discharge any static electricity.

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Should be fine otherwise 


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