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Upgrade Extreme4 Gen 3 P67 Mobo for GTX970 and i7 4790k?

Q: Upgrade Extreme4 Gen 3 P67 Mobo for GTX970 and i7 4790k?

Good morning I recently ordered an Asus GTX Strix and an i k CPU as well as a water cooling system for the CPU CORSAIR Hydro Series H i My current specs are as follows red text is what is being replaced Mobo i7 Extreme4 4790k? and 3 GTX970 for Gen P67 Upgrade CORSAIR XMS GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM Upgrade Extreme4 Gen 3 P67 Mobo for GTX970 and i7 4790k? DDR Upgrade Extreme4 Gen 3 P67 Mobo for GTX970 and i7 4790k? Intel R Core TM i - CPU GHz P Extreme Gen motherboard Corsair W PSU NVIDIA GeForce GTX My rig is not meeting the demands of the newer PC games when I want to run on high ultra high settings with all of the tessellation settings and nicer effects turned on I may upgrade to a faster ram speed as well as increasing the amount of memory to or GB The question I d like to ask is quot Am I limiting the new CPU and GPU a lot by not upgrading the motherboard and also how much bottlenecking will occur quot I have about US left in my budget for a motherboard if it necessary to upgrade I d like to go on and place the order for the parts within the next few days but I can wait and do more research or just ask questions as I am now lazy research and hopefully gain better understanding of this all Thanks very much cheers nbsp

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A: Upgrade Extreme4 Gen 3 P67 Mobo for GTX970 and i7 4790k?

Your motherboard is designed for the socket LGA 1155 series of Intel processors. The i7 4790k that you ordered is the newest Intel 4th generation of cpus called Haswell. It is a socket LGA 1150 processor and will not work in your current board as per ASRock specs.

Also, 8 gigs is more than enough for gaming. Unless you are doing video rendering and graphics intensive applications you don't need 12 or 16 gigs of RAM
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A:ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Not Posting

If you don't have any spare ram sticks laying around to test, try each stick individually in each slot by themselves to see if that resolves the issue. If not and the alert is memory related on the board, you may have gotten a bad memory slot board. I had a similar thing happen once before on an asus so it does happen from time to time.
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A:Help with GTX970

This begs the question Shane mate is the TV ok?? and even more obvious - sorry but have to ask have you got a dedicated AV channel picked out on the TV?

I would suggest reseating the GPU too and perhaps even this
Now as for the slots to clean them use a strip of old credit card about 1/2 inch wide nip the corners off one end - preferably round them offhold a piece of thin lint free cloth over the end dab on some form of alcohol - iso propyl alcohol (what we swab the skin with before an injection) is good and GENTLY swipe along the slots.
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UsingHW Info PSU

Download HW Info and pick the right bit version - HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download -(copyand paste this site into the search bar) If you do not need the runninginformation in the smaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand windowclick on the + for the individual device groupings and they will open out tothe various components.

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To getthe PSU volts you need to select the Sensor button circled in yellow in the picfor PSU testing do the same and scroll down the readout as in my pic to whereit has Nuvoton = yours might be a different section name / title. Post back apic of that please.

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Prime95 100% load


A:Is my i7 4790k running too hot?

hellasenpai said:

Hello everybody
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Case is pretty old and doesnt have a lid but it was working fine with my pervious buid)

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but I'm afrais my processir might be running too hot.
these are the temps I'm getting.

Prime95 100% load
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No its actually running nice and cool so do not worry. The temp limits for that processor I believe is 105 Celcius and you are way below that. Normally you want to keep below 80c for longevity of a processor (Intel side). For instance my CPU is overclocked under liquid and Prime95 runs it up to on some cores 75C and I have a Haswell-E 5930K.

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A:CPU i7 4790K ~100 C while gaming

Hi and welcome to TSG.

First question, what thermal paste did you use and how much did you apply?

What is the exact make, model and wattage of your power supply? The voltages look OK in that screenshot but what happens to the +12v, +5v and +3.3v rails when you put the system under load? HWMonitor is not as reliable as it used to be in my opinion, as you have an Asus board have a look here:

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A:Crashes after moving to GTX970

Difficult to guess.

Did you uninstall the AMD drivers completely? I doubt that you'd see an improvement if you ran a driver remover, but it may be worth a try.

Display Driver Uninstaller Download version

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A:XP upgrade and MOBO

This comes straight from the Windows catalog on Microsoft's website.

Microsoft's Windows Catalog

Your CPU is not compatible with XP.
Also looks like MoBo is incompatible.
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Is your P-4 2.4 GHZ a slot 775?
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A:mobo upgrade

Is this the thread you seek?

Regards Howard
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Shatarupa said:

Hi I want to boost my PC and I have a old Asus Motherboard.I was planning to upgrade to a Biostar Motherboard but am nor sure.Will the new PSU work on my old mobo?Click to expand...

There are more concerns you should look at first, for starters is the socket type the same or do you plan on getting a new CPU along with it. Plus in my book, going from an Asus to a Biostar would be a down grade, why don't you post your specs and we can give you some assistance on upgrading your machine as just swapping boards would not change much if anything.

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A:Looking to upgrade mobo/GFX

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You could go with something like this...

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get upgraded cpu,mobo, ram combo.
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A:Mobo upgrade

There's currently a similar thread up on upgrading computers...

Your case is slightly different tho, but there's a good list of 478 mobos with PCIe x16.

The thread is here...

... but the mobo that was recommended by vnf4ultra is here:

The GeForce 7300 is considered a pretty low end card, so the other issues discussed probably would not be a problem for you.

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If you just want to upgrade your graphics card and RAM, you should keep your current motherboard.
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"Question #1: Can I upgrade the mobo/cpu and still utilize the original XP OS/license
*I Do NOT need to keep any data currently on the HDD, all important personal files are backed up
*I would actually prefer starting from scratch over keeping anything currently on the drive
*I Do NOT have a retail XP disc, I have only the partition labeled D: ... and the back-up/recovery discs that the machine recommended I make."
1.) Unfortunately, the answer is most likely NO. When you make a change to a computer such as: a new motherboard, Windows considers this as a "new computer", and the verification process for the serial key is needed to activate Windows (in my experience). BUT, it's usually no problem because the computer is pretty much the same so Microsoft will authenticate the key after the installation.

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Old adage . . ."If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

More than likely, the K6 is using 2 or 4 clock dimms, or possibly 66 MHZ dimms. Your new board will require new memory, as your existing RAM will be too slow.

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Do you need it?
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Download the latest driver for your card from here and save it to your desktop or other convenient location. Uninstall your GPU through Device Manager then shut the PC down, remove the power card and remove the card from the PC, then reseat the card and reboot.

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A:Upgrade Dell MoBo

You'd need a micro atx socket 478 board with pci-express x16 then. They've been made but are hard to find. It'd be a lot easier to find one with agp...
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Edit: here it is.
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A:New mobo + windows 8 upgrade possible?

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A:Upgrade CPU & MOBO in Windows 7

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A:Mobo upgrade/replacement ?

Sorry , should have said the system has-
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A:xp hang after mobo upgrade

Since your hardware has changed, XP no longer recognizes it. XP is expecting your old motherboard. You need to boot from the XP CD and do a repair install. Google for XP repair install for more information.
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A:3-4 BSOD every day since mobo upgrade

Sometimes a 4x4 memory confiuration requires a slight voltage increase due to the combined 4 module power drain. However, before I would even think about doing that, since your error messages point to (possibly) a memory issue, I would recommend that you try running with just two modules to see if that fixes your errors. If not, I would remove the first two and try the second two. Good luck.
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think it will help i have a
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A:mobo upgrade problems.

Hi there,

What makes you 100% sure it's the mobo?
I would recommend a Asus A7N8X but it would have to be second hand from somewhere - I don't think the main motherboard players are still producing SocA hardware.
Maybe Ebay it. Find one from a recognised manufacturer - Gigabyte, Asus, MSI for example, and then do a review search.
You may want to check memory compatibility too. This is normally lists on the memory makers website or the motherboard makers webiste too.
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A:Need help selecting an upgrade mobo.

I would suggest an Abit IS7. The E2 version (2 DDR slots, no IEEE1394) goes for only $68 at Newegg. I have one of those running on my son's PC for 3 years now with no problems. But I bought the full version with 4 DDR slots and 1394.
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A:Upgrade MoBo or Vid card?

i would get a new mobo and what ever you need, sounds like your old pc is on its last leg. it would suck to buy a new kick *** video card just to have your system crash a day/week/month after you bought it.good luck, have fun!!!
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Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ 1.8 GHz
Math Support: Present
BIOS: VIAK8M - 42302e31 Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG, 10/1
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Prequalification is the most important part of the process. Checking Evergreen's Web site, we discovered that the Intel Atlanta motherboard and 440LX chip set in our 266MHz Pentium II Gateway system were unsuitable for the Performa600 upgrade. (Evergreen does say that the Performa600 is for 350MHz or faster systems, but we figured we'd give it a try nonetheless.) Our second choice was a 450MHz NEC system with an Intel Seattle motherboard and a 440BX chip set. It took a call to Evergreen's customer-service line to find out that this system was also unsuitable -- which, quite frankly, we were surprised to hear.

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A:mobo upgrade -ga-7vaxp

GigaByte board? I've still got a GA-7VA running XP. It doesn't have a fan on either chipset but the GA-7VAXP did on one, if I can remember all those years back. If so, was that still running?
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A:CPU/Mobo upgrade for non gaming

WorldFamousWiz said:

EDIT: my only requirement is that the motherboard must be full ATX, since I do not want to replace the case!Click to expand...

If you do indeed have a full ATX case, it will fit mATX as well as miniITX motherboards.

What exactly is your budget?

Newegg has kits anywhere from $100 to $800. -

These are nice kits for around $300
I know you said you didn't want to replace the case but for around 300 this is not a bad deal
You can find lower prices at Tigerdirect with smaller bundles. -
In my opinion don't get a kit with Celeron or Pentium, unless you are planing an upgrade in the future to i5 or i7. Bewarned though that Intel pricing doesn't fall as quickly as one would hope.

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A:Processor and Mobo upgrade

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What speed is your DDR2 RAM?
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A:mobo upgrade questions

New motherboard
Given that you don't have AGP, this would be wise.

Motherboards and certain types of RAM
Yes, certain motherboards only take certain types of RAM. Most nearly any new motherboard you get will take DDR-SDRAM. So your upgrade will involve a new processor, new memory and new mobo all in one.

All motherboards come with integrated graphics
Some do, not all.

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A:lookin to upgrade mobo

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A:Advice on mobo upgrade?

I've got 8 gigs of the same ram running at 1066 on my P5Q Deluxe, don't see why 4 wouldn't run just fine for you on the P5Q Pro.

That's one of the reasons I got the Asus board. I'm not an Asus fanboy, but I read they will will often run all ram slots at faster than 800 where other boards don't, and so far it hasn't disappointed me.

Whatever you do however, don't install their crappy software. It doesn't like x64 much.

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The specs for the boards BUS frequency are: The External BUS Clock frequency is controlled by a software setting in the "Chipset Features Setup" screen in the BIOS Setup Utility. The current BIOS version supports frequency settings of 60/66/68/75/83MHz.
It has up to a 5x multiplier

Does this limit me to a 400mhz chip or could I upgrade the bios to support a higher BUS frequency?

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Current setup:

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Where in the world are you?

Its no good us giving you links unless we know what currency you wish to use!
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Should I upgrade to a faster CPU (can go to P3 1.0 GHz), and more RAM or should I purchase another MOBO, CPU, and RAM?

Cost vs. performance is an issue.

What is the most performance gain that I can get with the least cost?

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A:Graphics: Upgrade or New MOBO?

You could do all of what you mentioned!
Butt one way (inexpensive) to start with maybe to upgrade your Memory!
128 is fairly low (IMHO) for graphics. I use 512 Meg and still lock up occasionally on an AMD 450.

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A:Which upgrade (A64 +mobo or X800)

I too vote for a Socket-754 / 3000+ upgrade for now. Once VGA cards start leaving AGP, it'll make thos cards even cheaper.

Since you seem to change mobos everytime you upgrade your CPU anyways, I don't think it's such a big deal for you to go socket-754 now & eventually get a socket-939 system further down the road.

& even if you don't, you can always get a 3700+ for your socket-754 board. The only downside I see is that 0.09 Athlon64s aren't scheduled to be released for the socket-754 platform. But in any case, they already run quite cool as it is.
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A:Need a mobo upgrade for a Socket 478 Willamette 1.8

As I understand it, if you change the motherboard, you need to reinstall the OS anyway. If you're absolutely desperate not to do that then RAM and CPU upgrades are really the only way you can go, and even that'll be annoying, and probably cost more than investing in new hardware.
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Version A09
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A:How can you tell what CPU upgrade your laptop mobo can support?


From my experience, I have not seen laptops that the cpu was not soldered onto the mb. But I could be wrong but most laptops require a heck of a lot of tools and experience to take them apart and put in a new cpu.

In the long run, it might be less aggrivation to just buy a new laptop as they are getting cheaper and cheaper.
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welcome to T.S.G samcat.

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Not sure I understand it all, but....

If the current C occupies 60 GB, I certainly wouldn't move it to a 64 GB SSD, unless I could shrink C to maybe 30 first. 60 GB used on a 64 GB drive is way too cramped.

Why copy C to D?
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A:Video Card vs. Mobo/CPU Upgrade

Your video card is fine, if you really want to, you could throw some better cooling on it and overclock it.

If you had the money, then I would upgrade to a nice new motherboard with a brand new CPU, but if you do, you will most likely have to reinstall Windows.