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: Motherboard and Processor question

06 May 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Motherboard and Processor question

Hey guys

Ok so currently i have a "MSI H55M-E23(MS-7636) 3.0" Motherboard and a "Intel CORE i3 540 (socket 1156 LGA)" Processor.

Motherboard link : MSI Global - The best gaming gears maker in the world
Processor link : ARK | Intel® Coreā

Now i wanted to ask you guys if i should maybe upgrade to this one,since i can“t upgrade my RAM to 8GB on my current Motherboard,seems as my Motherboard is to old and wont support a BIOS upgrade that i need to be able to run 8GB RAM.
Eventually i could run 8Gb RAM but only on 1333MHz,tried 1600MHz and that wont run.
In my country a 8GB RAM 1333MHz is very very hard to find.

The one i wanted to get ˇ (This one would be for free,because i am selling my old graphic card and it would be a exchange for it)

Motherboard link : GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2 - GA-MA69VM-S2 (rev. 1.0)
Processor link : AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane Dual-Core 2.3GHz Socket AM2 65W ADO4400IAA5DO Processor -

Thanks :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

That board and CPU you are looking at would be a major downgrade from what you currently have.

As far as the 1600 MHz RAM not working, just run it 1333 MHz as that is the max your CPU supports.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2015   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Mmmmm thought so but always good to ask for a better insight since i“m not that good with motherboards etc...

What do you think about these 2,as far as i have seen they should be much better?


Motherboard : Motherboards | M5A78L-M LX V2 | ASUS Global
Processor : AMD Phenom II QUAD Core x4 b50, 4x3.3GHz

or 2nd option then would be...

Motherboard : GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-EX58-DS4 (rev. 1.0)
Processor : ARK | Intel® Coreā
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 May 2015   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

The first combo is a side-grade at best. The second would be a nice upgrade except for one thing, it has long since been superseded by both newer CPU's and motherboards and basically throwing money away.

If all this is just to be able to run 8 GB of 1600 MHz ram, just run the 8 GB at 1333 on your current system. You won't even notice a difference in the two speeds outside of a few benchmark programs; in every day use there is now difference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Motherboard and Processor question

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
PS & Motherboard, and processor compatability question
Hi, I ordered a power supply like this CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020033-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - and wanted to make sure it will be compatible with this...
Hardware & Devices
Motherboard or processor, which is it??
I have a compaq presario, CQ56 115DX Notebook, by HP. Problem started last week and resurfaced again this monday. could not get my notebook out sleep mode, the caps lock was blinking once, indicating a cpu problem. took it in to a tech, who changed the cpu. System was running until 2 days, ago,...
Hardware & Devices
New Processor/Motherboard bundle
Hey guys, im currently in the middle of looking for a decent motherboard and processor bundle ideally for gaming, with about £230 to spend..Would anybody be able to help me..ive searched a few times and found a few things but i aint too sure which would be good for gaming.. *ADMI*...
Hardware & Devices
Which brand motherboard is best for i3 processor ?
Hello, I had chosen i3-2020 3.30 GHZ Processor, But i am not sure in Motherboard. Kindly suggest , which brand i can choose intel or ASUS ? my budget 12000/- set of processor and motherboard. Kindly note mother should need HDMI out. if you suggest ASUS the grapich should be ATI RADEON
Hardware & Devices
Is my motherboard or processor causing this?Help!
Hello, My system information again: (Processor) Processor: Intel Celeron D 347 3066 MHz CPU Clock: 3066.0 MHz (23.0 x 133.3 Mhz QDR) Level 1 Cache: 16kB+12k uOp (data+instr.) Level 2 Cache: 512 kB (Motherboard) System Name: ECS 662/1066T -M2 Motherboard Vendor: Intel Corporation
BSOD Help and Support

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 12:40.
Twitter Facebook Google+