I've been out of the loop of PC upgrades since the starting of the Intel Core i3, i5, i7 came out. My ThinkCentre has the Intel Core i3 with 4GB of RAM and a Nvidia GeForce 960 4GB and been running things nice and smooth still. It came with a 500GB Windows 8 Pro 64-bit and when first bought got a 1TB 2nd HDD with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
Not sure what gen the ThinkCentre M82 Core i3 it has, but was wondering if a 7th gen would work and if they kept all the i series the same socket sets now with processors today. Would like to put in a i7.
IBM: 700C,701C,760XD,770Z,600X,560X,560Z,570,310ED,380Z,390X, i1200,i1400,240,A22m,A22e,A30,G40, R31,R40,R50,R60,R61,T20,T23,T30,T40,T60,T61,X21,X30,X41,X41T,X60,X60T,Z60m, Z60T, X3200 Server, NetVista M41 6792,M41 6790,X40 Aptiva 2170,ThinkCentre S50,S50 Ultra,A50p,M50,M51,M82 WorkPad 20X,Z50