CPU Upgrade

Forum discussion tagged with CPU Upgrade.
  1. mohitj

    Question can i run xeon e5405 on g31 board without intergrated graphics

    my motherboard has onboard gma 3100 250mb graphics and i currently run e2160 processor which comes without integrated graphics so if i upgrade to xeon 5405 moded for lga 775 will it boot up with gui or not.
  2. ermin68

    Question I need help regarding upgrading from i5-2500 to i7-3700/i5-3570k

    Hey guys, first time posting so I hope I'll get the much needed help. I want to upgrade from my old i5-2500 to a bit better i7-3700 (non-K) or i5-3570k. My motherboard is the Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3. I need to upgrade my BIOS, and I found the update on the Gigabyte website that would let me...
  3. TheDarkIce

    Question How do I go about upgrading my CPU?

    Hey there, So I have had this pc for about 2 - 3 years now and I think it's time for an upgrade as my cpu is quite old and definitely bottlenecks my GPU. My current system specifications are: Motherboard : Gigabyte H110M-S2 Processor : Intel Pentium G4560 @3.5GHZ Graphics card ...
  4. T

    [SOLVED] What do I need to do before upgrading my motherboard?

    I'm sure you guys get this question a lot so bear with me: I'm upgrading my Gigabyte H100M-S2H to a Aorus B450 M and I'm upgrading my i5 6400 to a R5 2600. What do I need to do before performing the hardware swap? I mean, driver-wise, also how can I do a fresh install of Windows with an OEM...
  5. M

    Question Best CPU/Mobo Upgrade From i5-6400?

    Hey all, wanted to ask a question about upgrading some of my PC components. Here are the specs for my PC: CPU: Intel i5-6400 Mobo: Asus Z170-A RAM: 8gb DDR4 @2400Mhz (single) GPU: RX 480 Storage: 1tb HDD, 120gb SSD PSU: 600 Watt Evga 80+ Bronze I haven't upgraded this PC much since I built it...
  6. U

    [SOLVED] Looking for a cpu upgrade

    Hey guys, My battlefield 1 gameplay has always been bottlenecked by my i5 6600k. The cpu usage is always at 100%, while my gpu (gtx 1060 6gb) is usually at around 60-70% usage. I have tried both overclocking the gpu and cpu. Overclocking the gpu with +150 core clock and +500 memory clock...
  7. U

    Question DX4860 - 8GB Memory can't work

    I want to upgrade memory and other hardware for my DX4860-UR28 desktop. Here is the current configuration: Desktop = DX4860 CPU = Intel Core i5-3330 Existing memory = 2 x 4GB DDR3 (per CPU-Z it is 800 MHz), while the part number says it is 1600MHz PC3-12800) Motherboard = Gateway IPISB-VR GPU =...
  8. DDroid

    Question CPU upgrade

    Hello all, I have a rig with the following specs / components AMD fx 8350 4 Mhz MSI Geforce GTX 1060 6GB 16 GB RAM DDR3 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO PSU Cooler Master Masterwatt Lite 600 ASUS Xonar DGX Sound card For reasons of a tight budget, I would like to make a CPU upgrade that would allow...
  9. F

    [SOLVED] CPU Upgrade

    I have an Intel Core i5-6500 processor with a MSI Intel Skylake B150 LGA 1151 DDR4 motherboard. I am looking to upgrade to an Intel Core i7 processor as my i5 bottlenecks my GTX 1070 when I play BF5. I looked into different i7 processors and they all seem to be around the same price $380 - $450...
  10. M

    Question New pc or new cpu

    Hi all I'm been wanting a new pc ever since the Ryzen came out but been told for now might be easier just to get an intel and swap out my fx-8350 Which I know isn't great even when it was relased. So what should I do buy a better cpu and swap it or go for a full pc teardown and uograde. I...
  11. mbayou75

    Question CPU Upgrade on HP Pavilion DV7-3160

    Hey, I've got an HP Pavilion DV7-3160es with an intel i5-430M processor, in its S1G3 socket ofcourse. Is it possible to upgrade to a better CPU if available or do I already have the best one? Regards,
  12. M

    Question Should i upgrade from an i5-4670k?

    My brother built me a computer in 2014. Since then I have upgraded almost every aspect of it except the CPU. I have a gamerock gtx 1080, NZXT water cooling, samsung SSD, 8 GB ddr4 RAM, but I cannot for the love of god get normal performance in games. A 1080 should run everything amazingly since...
  13. M

    Question Can I upgrade my CPU - Lenovo Ideapad 120S-11IAP

    Hi all, I'm new here from Ireland. My Lenovo Ideapad 120S-11IAP has an Intel(R) Celeron (R) CPU N3350 @ 1.1GHZ. I love this little budget laptop and would rather try upgrade the CPU than buy a new laptop. I've already upgraded the hard drive to an a solid state drive and replaced the screen...
  14. S

    Question Need a new CPU for gaming and streaming.

    Hi, so I'm looking to replace my old fx 6300, my motherboard is a m5a97 r2.0 and my GPU is a GTX 1060 3gb, I'm planning on streaming on Twitch soon so i need to upgrade my PC, any recommendations? Cheers.
  15. Alan_uk

    Question AMD CPU end of life kick - A4-5300 to either A6-7470K or A10-7800?

    My setup has served me well but with a recent take-up of Fusion 360 I feel a boost is needed. I built this rig in 2015 and always expected to upgrade at some point. Asus A88XM-Plus Socket FM2+ with AMD A4 5300 3.4GHz Socket FM2 Dual Core and Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7480D GPU. Stock cooler. 8GB...
  16. madd dogg207

    Mobo won't power

    I just got the parts for my second build and I'm having problems already. My psu (corsair cx750) runs with the paperclip test, but when hooked to the mobo (Asrock z97 extreme6 motherboard) I get absolutely nothing. Any ideas? Thanks.