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Upgrading CPU, question about motherboard compatability

Q: Upgrading CPU, question about motherboard compatability

Hey guys just another quick question about my motherboarding and CPU. Currently I am not satisfied with my CPU at all and I'm thinking of upgrading to this
and my current motherboard is this
on that ^ website it says that my current motherboard supports the CPU that I linked, however my PC technician says that I also have to upgrade to a newer motherboard that can support that CPU that I want. My question is is that really the case? Can my motherboard run that CPU or is it really too old?
Again thanks for reading/helping

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A: Upgrading CPU, question about motherboard compatability

Vidosoli said:

Hey guys just another quick question about my motherboarding and CPU. Currently I am not satisfied with my CPU at all and I'm thinking of upgrading to this
and my current motherboard is this
on that ^ website it says that my current motherboard supports the CPU that I linked, however my PC technician says that I also have to upgrade to a newer motherboard that can support that CPU that I want. My question is is that really the case? Can my motherboard run that CPU or is it really too old?
Again thanks for reading/helping Click to expand...

No, that motherboard is LGA 1156 while the i5 4670 is LGA 1150. You would need a new motherboard to go with that CPU>
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A:Upgrading my pc, question regarding compatability

is the graphics card PCIe or AGP looking at the age of the system im assuming AGP 8x perhaps
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A:Motherboard compatability

Looks like a standard "microatx socket 478 motherboard ' by the pics at HP.
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A:Motherboard/533/667/800 Compatability

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A:RAM and Motherboard Compatability

Yes it would, any standard DDR 184 pin will work. But you motherboard manufacturer recommends Kingston. you really should try to stick with their recommendations to avoid troubles.
here is the ram recommended for your mobo
In the model box copy paste this

Select the
(Platinum Edition)

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A:motherboard compatability

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A:motherboard compatability?

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A:Motherboard and CPU compatability

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A:Motherboard Compatability

OK, first off that board is made by gigabyte however it is made to PB specs. Just because a similar board supports a given cpu is NO guarantee that your board will support that cpu.

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A:Motherboard compatability

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A:memory & motherboard compatability questions

According to the ASUS specs, the mobo supports:

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A:Motherboard and PCI graphics card compatability

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Welcome to TSG.

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If you are going to use only one graphics card, then it doesn't matter whether or not the motherboard is SLI or crossfire compatible. You may use an ATI or Nvidia card whichever you prefer. My personal preference in motherboards is Gigabyte or MSI. You can still get an Intel chipset with those and other brands if that's what you prefer.

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Should work, you may need a BIOS update.

I couldn't find your exact model(nothing with -RZ) but the plain one does support the processor.
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don't mix types, size, brands, or speeds of memory.
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I'ts Kingston Memory. I have always been told the Kingston is a great stable memory. Not good for overclocking/voltage adjustment.

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Proof-reading slightly un-really not but completely necessary...I think.....

I'm not claiming to be the best or brightest Techspot has to offer but your post has a little bit of "inconsistency".
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A:Upgrading motherboard and CPU

Welcome to TSG

Will I need to reinstall XP?Click to expand...

Most likely, although there is a slim chance you may get away with an 'in-place' upgrade (repair installation)

My windows disc is OEM software which I believe you can’t reinstall without buying new software.Click to expand...

wrong, you may have to re-activate your product after the upgrade but you can use your OEM CD
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ASUS Memory List

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A:upgrading my motherboard

No, this CPU is not compatible. You will need a CPU that is socket 2011. Your current CPU is socket 775.

Is your copy of Windows 7 OEM, or Retail?
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A:Upgrading my motherboard.. Help plz

Your old motherboard has socket 478 and the new one has socket 775 so your old processor will not fit the new one. Everything else will fit. The new mobo says it supports dual core so the Intel 805 (2.66Ghz) Dual Core LGA775 should work.
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A:Upgrading motherboard

i Have a 400 to 500 dollars to spend current maybe a bit more.
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Thats the best one that i've found so far, but I've been just looking on Newegg. Does anyone have a better Motherboard that they can suggest?

A:Upgrading my Motherboard

Your current one has the same exact chipset, so why do you want to buy another board with the same chipset? If it's only for the DDR2 & DDR3 support, it's a waste of cash. Also, Jetway doesn't have that great a reputation.

If you want to spend the cash, spend it on a more powerful video card instead.
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and also, can you suggest a good P55 motherboard?
i heard that the ASUS P7P55D-E is alright, but i have an Asus mobo now and it caused me some trouble in the past
my budget is anything around £100

and also, should i buy the Intel i3, or wait a bit for the i5 to become cheaper and buy that?

A:Upgrading a motherboard + CPU

Your Intel Dual Core E2200 will not work on the P55 mobo chipset. You will have to upgrade your cpu and motherboard at the same time. Since you have to wait to save up money i would just wait until the Intel p67 is release, sometime in January or February 2011, and see what you can get for your money then.
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I'm new here, so please be gentle

Thanks ~ Paprika.

A:Upgrading Motherboard, CPU and Ram.

No, you don't need to buy new Windows OEM. You can install Vista 6 times before it will stop activating it through the internet & even then you can phone them to activate it (I did that).
No, you can't just reactivate your old hdd's to a new one. I suggest on purchasing a semi sized external hdd and saving all the necessary files.
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A:Upgrading pc motherboard

You will need a new processor that fits the motherboard
and maybe new memory depend on what the board works with.
You might also need to check your power supply to make sure
it can handle the load.
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A:Help upgrading CPU or motherboard

I would not even begin trying to upgrade a Dell.... I would jsut wait untill you have the cash for a new system Sorry about that.
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All I'm really looking for is a new CPU, but in order to upgrade I was wondering if I might end up needing a new MOBO. My range is about 300-400 dollars... so is there any way I can get a new setup going with that much money? Maybe just upgrade the cpu? Am I being a little too optimistic? Thanks for any help!

A:Upgrading my CPU and motherboard for $300-$400

What are you using the PC for? Unless your CPU usage is maxing out frequently and you know you need the extra CPU power, I wouldn't really bother. The only thing worth upgrading to is an i7 3770K which will cost quite a bit.

A cheaper and probably better solution is to get an aftermarket cooler and overclock your CPU (if you haven't done so already), the Phenom II's OC quite well.
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A:Upgrading to new motherboard

Chances are 50/50, but it's always better to do a fresh install of the OS when changing out the MB.

The floppy should not be required for post on a newer MB.

When installing a new MB, always start up with the bare minimum. (1 HDD, 1 DVD/CD, 1 stick of ram, and a video card)
Double check all your connections and make sure the CPU is installed correctly.
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Try reseting the CMOS (see your MB owner's manual - should be a jumper on the MB)
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The CPU, memory and mobo combo look just fine and so does the gfx card. Toss out that power supply, unless you like BSOD's. Look for either Antec, FSP or Enermax power supplies. They will be more expansive but are of much higher quality and will have the watts and amps (often overlooked) required to run your system.
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A:Upgrading motherboard help need

I would go with 2.2 GHz, unless you can find a CPU support list from the manufacturer showing the 2.8 GHz will work, including with the BIOS version currently installed on the motherboard. I noticed one of the processors you linked to is from a UK seller that charges for shipping, so if you are in the US I would go with the first one.

The motherboard doesn't have an ethernet port, so need to consider that if you want to have an internet connection.

I assume you know this is going to be a slow dinosaur.