[QUOTE=durkinjt;2630123]Thanks for the kind reply. Can you tell me what to look for in the specs to make a determination?[/QUOTE]
Look on your motherboard there should be a name as to whom makes it and what version it is. And then go to the manufacture site and look at the motherboard specs an that should tell you what CPU upgrades you can do to it. Also you might have to update your BIOS to handle the new CPU if that is the case as well so before popping in the i5 make sure you update the BIOS using the i3 then do the switch after that being as that you know the i3 works and til you know the i5 works use the i3 for flashing and then switch to the i5. One can’t just pop in another Intel CPU unless the motherboard can handle it or the socket fits. If there is no notations on the motherboard then look at case if it was all in one unit when you bought it and see what their manufacture site says what its specs are and what upgrades you can do to it.