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Windows 7: Looking to Upgrade LGA775 Processor

03 Dec 2013   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheShadbusher View Post
Assuming I don't really care about USB 3.0, could I just get another ATX motherboard, and a CPU and RAM for it, and keep the case and all other components?

And what exactly is preventing my current motherboard from supporting the Core 2s? Lack of BIOs support? Can't handle the higher FSB speeds?
Yes. that's what 3 of us recommended doing.

The CPUs you chose all have a 1333Mhz FSB and your board handles only up to 1066MHz.


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04 Dec 2013   #12
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Buy an NVIDIA 790i sli motherboard if you want to buy the overpriced Core 2 Extreme or just buy an ASUS P5G41T-LX or P5G41T-LX3 Motherboard if you're just going to get a Core 2 Quad.
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04 Dec 2013   #13
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheShadbusher View Post
Assuming I don't really care about USB 3.0, could I just get another ATX motherboard, and a CPU and RAM for it, and keep the case and all other components?

And what exactly is preventing my current motherboard from supporting the Core 2s? Lack of BIOs support? Can't handle the higher FSB speeds?


Your power supply isn't listed in your specs; but otherwise, yes, you can get another ATX mobo (with CPU and RAM to match) and keep your other components.

It's the chipset (Northbridge and Southbridge) on your current motherboard that's preventing it from supporting the Core 2 processors.



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08 Dec 2013   #14
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It's a 500W power supply, which should be enough. I may get a more powerful one in the future if I need to.

Here's what I picked out for upgrades:

Intel Core i7-3770K - Upgrades - TheShadbusher's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

I chose the 3770K, because I wasn't sure if the 4770K was worth it at this point. Should I get the 4770K?
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08 Dec 2013   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

TSB mate from what I have gathered from the others the Ivy is what I would choose to be honest the Haswell I think one needs a degree in higher maths to work it out.

My i5 3570K is working just fine so I am guessing the i7 which again I see no real advantage over the i5 myself - would be adequate for most stuff really not to mention the cost.
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08 Dec 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheShadbusher View Post
It's a 500W power supply, which should be enough. I may get a more powerful one in the future if I need to.

Here's what I picked out for upgrades:

Intel Core i7-3770K - Upgrades - TheShadbusher's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

I chose the 3770K, because I wasn't sure if the 4770K was worth it at this point. Should I get the 4770K?
I think you'll do better with an Ivy Bridge, as John said, I've tested some Haswell's and they don't work as well as Ivy does. I would shy away from MSI boards due to reliability issues and instead pick one of these: Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Motherboards, Intel Motherboards, ASUS, LGA 1155, Discount Item Also get 2 sticks of RAM so you can run it in Dual Channel mode.
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08 Dec 2013   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I agree with just getting an i5 3570k and an Asus board, stay away from the MSI boards if you want to do any serious OCing in the future.
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09 Dec 2013   #18
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I'm getting the 3770K over the 3570K as I'll be doing video editing on this computer, so the hyperthreading will help speed up rendering.
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09 Dec 2013   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That will work well for you too, we were trying to save you a shekel or two. Be quick on getting a Z77 board they are going fast.
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10 Dec 2013   #20
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheShadbusher View Post
Assuming I don't really care about USB 3.0, could I just get another ATX motherboard, and a CPU and RAM for it, and keep the case and all other components?

And what exactly is preventing my current motherboard from supporting the Core 2s? Lack of BIOs support? Can't handle the higher FSB speeds?
The maximum voltages for the Core 2s is the reason why your motherboard can't support Core 2 CPUs, what I mean is that your motherboard cannot handle the voltage of a Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, and Core 2 Extreme. You can still put the Core 2s in your motherboard but your motherboard will explode because of overvoltage.
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