Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Looking for an LGA 1150 motherboard

29 Apr 2015   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Looking for an LGA 1150 motherboard

I plan to upgrade one of my Dell Inspiron 530 ( Service Tag: 4LCRN3J, Serial Number: CN736047BO0354). Does anybody know which LGA 1150 mobo would fit in there. The i7 I am looking at is this one.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Apr 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

According to the Service Tag yours is a 'standard' case and should accept an ATX board or maybe a ATX board. A downside of changing a board is whether the ports on the back will line up but usually an after-market board comes with the plate/panel for the case. Most cases allow changing that plate. The board chosen may or may not have the PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, important to know as other new hardware will be needed. As for the power supply, most of the OEM computers I've dealt with had one wire missing from the large plug for the power supply to the board, probably was a ground wire and really not needed. The after-market power supplies have all 20 or 24 wires in the plug. Inspiron 530 is rather old and the power supply may not have all the cables required by the new board. [I have an Inspiron 530S SFF computer that originally came with Vista but now running Win10 Tech Preview.]

Also involved is whether you will need a graphics/video card if the board doesn't have the adapter built in.

Basically what I'm saying is look for a board to fit the case then look for the best-affordable CPU for it. I prefer to build new using a custom case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Berton for the detailed answer. I am not worried about keyboard and mouse since those are wireless. Graphics is no problem. I can do with the on-board. If the power supply is a problem, I get a new one. My main worry is the alignment of the ports in the back. I also wanted to add a PCI-e eSata card.

The reason I keep the box is twofold - for one it fits nicely into the space that I have for it and then it looks nice. It is on top of my desk so looks are somewhat important.

This is my desktop in Germany where I have cramped quarters. Here in Florida I have an XPS 8300 which is sitting under the desk. So looks are unimportant.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Apr 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Wolfgang hold you breath.
I don't recommend upgrading that system. You will spend more and have less that just starting from scratch.

Case
Power supply
Motherboard
CPU
Video Card (maybe)
CPU cooler (maybe)
Extra fans (maybe)

You probable already have enough SSD's.

Your selection of CPU is worth more than the entire Dell Inspiron 530.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I took a gander at the user manual.

Looks like that PC came with DDR2, so you'll need to get new DDR3 for that 4790K motherboard.

That CPU is among the most powerful consumer CPUs sold by Intel and is known to run a bit on the hot side, so you should monitor temps and possibly consider a replacement case fan.

Dell says your PC shipped in May 2008, so you've got a 7 year old power supply. Even if the existing power supply is compatible with your new motherboard choice, I'd seriously consider a replacement due to age alone.

Looking at a generic Dell Inspiron 530 manual, it appears that the 530, 530A, and 530C use a nearly square motherboard mounted with 8 screws. But the 540B and 530D use a narrower rectangular motherboard that has only 6 screw mounts. I assume you have the 530 proper, with 8 mounting screws, which would appear to be a standard ATX form factor. That's good.

I entered your service tag and looked at available spare parts. Dell shows no replacement motherboads; only RAM, hard drives, and processors among the major components.

Rough calculations:

CPU 340
New motherboard 150
8 GB DDR3 60

That's 550 for these required 3 pieces, ignoring the power supply.

I tend to agree with Bear--if you have to spend 550, why not go the added step of buying a new case for maybe 80 or 100 and a PSU for maybe 80? You'd have no worries about any proprietary complications of the Dell case and might well get improved build quality and cooling efficiency as a bonus.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'd have to agree, if you're going to be using the i7-4790k then buy a whole new build that's worthy of it. It's a monster of a CPU with a base clock of 4GHz, give it the hardware it deserves.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah I realize I need quite a lot

Board
CPU
16GB RAM
PSU
Better CPU cooler
PCI-e eSata card

If you add it all up it's probably in the $800 range (even more when I buy the parts in Germany). But I like that box. It looks nice and it has 2 HDDs and a Vertex SSD. I would not make the changes myself because with my bad eyesight that's impossible. But in Germany I have a small computer shop in town with some competent boys that can do it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
I'd have to agree, if you're going to be using the i7-4790k then buy a whole new build that's worthy of it. It's a monster of a CPU with a base clock of 4GHz, give it the hardware it deserves.
Gay, what do you think would be the difference if I chose a new box. My Inspiron box is in perfect condition and so are my disks. In fact the Vertex SSD is one of the fastest on the market and it is quite new. Before I had an older OCZ.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2015   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Keep the SSDs by all means Wolfgang, but I don't know if the cooling on the Dell case would be adequate. You want some room for that CPU to breath, especially if you're air cooling. Have you considered a hydro cooler for it? I bought one for my i7-4790k and temps are excellent.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2015   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
But in Germany I have a small computer shop in town with some competent boys that can do it.
I'm sure that can be done if they are competent and appropriate parts are available.

I gather budget is not really a consideration, so go ahead and keep the Dell case if desired. Otherwise, I'd commission your German shop to build from scratch using your supplied hard drives and whatever else you want to carry over.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Looking for an LGA 1150 motherboard




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
1150 Socket
Some guy says he has this mobo GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-H97-DS3H (rev. 1.0) with this CPU AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX - Newegg.com is that even possible. I thought 1150 socket was intel only?
Hardware & Devices
help me pick a CPU 1150 ...
with my budget i can afford one of these cpus for now... the mother board i have is a MSI-H81M-E33 right now i dont have a cpu so looking for something to hold me over until someday i can get a much much better cpu.. all this computer will be used for is email, web surfing, you tube, watching...
Hardware & Devices
2011 or 1155 or 1150
A friend was looking at the water cooling build I have going and got very excited about it. Now he wants a water cooled box and insists it be Intel based. No real budget constraints but don't want to go hog wild either. Most of my build experience is with AMD although I have built a few i5's. ...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Intel Core i5-4670K & ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 questions
I plan to upgrade to the listed components all of the rest of the hardware has been determined to be compatible. After the components are switched out I want to verify, my approach of Win 7 Pro installation will work and if not, would someone please correct me and give me advice as to the proper...
Hardware & Devices
xpress 1150 on HP nx6325
Hi, i have 7 x64, and i cant find working drivers for ati xpress 1150. At the moment I have drivers for vista 64, but they aren't working as they should. Games can't be played because of screen flashing in game, and i cant play youtube videos because system freezes for a while and the message...
Drivers
Dell Inspiron 1150 Display Issue
I've been requested at work (Maybe not always a good idea to let someone see the "cool new" Windows 7 running on your desktop) to install Windows 7 RC on a Dell Inspiron 1150. The install was pretty clean without much trouble except i'm stuck with the Display being set to the Generic PnP with a...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App