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[Solved] How to upgrade cpu without reinstall OS X

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Hello comrades!
I would like to change (upgrade/replace) a CPU from i3-6100 to i7-6700 or i7-7700 (I have not choosen yet)..
What steps should I do before replace my CPU?
What things in config.plist need to be changed?

Specs are:
Mobo - Asus B150 M-K
RAM - Crucial ballistix sport DDR4-2400 16 gb
SSD - Kingston 120 gb
OS X High Sierra 10.13.5 installed via Clover
 
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The only thing you would need to change is your power management SSDT if you generated one using the script. You will have to generate a new one once you install the new CPU. Though this can now be achieved by using the PluginType option in config.plist. So the PM SSDT is no longer required.
 

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What things in config.plist need to be changed?
Please note that the Intel Core i7-7700 has Intel HD Graphics 630 and you need to adjust your config.plist for that.

- Intel Core i3-6100 (Intel HD Graphics 530)
- Intel Core i7-6700 (Intel HD Graphics 530)
- Intel Core i7-7700 (Intel HD Graphics 630)
 
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Thanks all!
Finally I bought a new CPU i7 7700 for my hackie-mac. Before replacing I've just turned on PluginType option in config.plist and also updated my BIOS (UEFI) to latest version.
Everything works fine.
 
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