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motherboard upgrade

Forum discussion tagged with motherboard upgrade.
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    Question Looking to upgrade CPU (possibly mobo too) - tips?

    So I've just upgraded my GPU (GTX 950 to 5600xt) and it's working great. My CPU is getting a bit old though (I5-6500) - it's still working fine but I know it will start showing it's age soon enough. I have the ASUS z170 pro gaming motherboard with the 1151 chipset meaning the best available cpu...
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    Question Motherboard and CPU bundle upgrade

    Hi all, I was wandering if anyone can reccomend a new motherboard and cpu combi on a budget.. obviously i want an upgrade from my current set up, Ive included my current set up below.. MB: Gigabyte GA78LMT-52P CPU: AMD FX -4100 Quad core Processor 8GB DDR3 Corsair 650W PSU I also have a Corsair...
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    [SOLVED] Looking to upgarde CPU and Motherboard, will I have to buy and reinstall windows 10?

    I am looking to upgrade my current i5-4690k with an i7-9700k, this would require a new motherboard as LGA1151 is required, as I would be getting a new motherboard I would also buy DDR4 RAM as my current RAM is DDR3 and woul more than likely not work with the new motherboard, my question is would...
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    [SOLVED] What to do before installing new cpu and motherboard?

    I'm switching over from my old i3 6100 w/ H110M Gaming Mobo to a Ryzen 5 3600x w/ a x570 Mobo. I dont have anything important stored on my hdd. Will I have to wipe my hdd before installing my new hardware? And I already have a windows 10 media usb ready. Thanks in advance and any help is...
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    [SOLVED] Should I look to Upgrade?

    My current PC Parts: Mobo: MSI MS-Z87-G45-GAMING CPU: i7-4770 Max for the LGA 1150 Ram: DDR3-16 GPU: GTX- 1060 6GB Its been about 6 years since i bought the PC. I been thinking about upgrading but at the same time I don't know if I should or just upgrade my my GPU to an RTX 2070 or 2080. I...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading Motherboard, CPU & Memory

    I plan to upgrade the motherboard, CPU and memory only for now. Following is my current configuration: Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Hero DDR3 2800 LGA 1150 CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k Quad Core Memory: Corsair...
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    Question CPU Upgrade

    So I'm wanting to upgrade my CPU as it bottlenecks in certain games like AC:Odyssey. It is currently running at 4.5Ghz and I will be overclocking my next one as well. My problem is the LGA1150 socket on my motherboard leaves the i7-4790k as the best upgrade but only offers a slight 8% speed...
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    Question AIO Motherboard upgrade Hp Pavilion 23-b010

    So I recently obtained a hp pavilion 23-b010 for $10 at a flea market. I'm wondering if it's possible to replace the motherboard with a motherboard from a different pavilion 23 that would have a better CPU. From my understanding, it has a AMD dual core E2-1800 1.7 GHz, which is not really the...
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    [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...
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    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...
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    Corsair LL120 RGB fans

    I have seen anecdotes online that some have been able to connect one of the fans directly into the mobo and get a constant rainbow for the LEDs. I was wondering if anyone could clarify/confirm that is possible. If I didn't need to control the colors, but just wanted light, could I leverage...
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    No signal on Tv when trying to attach TV w/HDMI into mobo while also having monitor w/DVI into graphics card

    Parts: Mobo: MSI Pro Series Intel B250 ATX Motherboard (B250 PC Mate) graphics card: DUAL-GTX1060-O3G Hey guys and girls, Been trying to solve this for while now and cannot find a thread that has helped me solve it. I have my monitor attached to my graphics card via DVI and that works...
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    How to tell if a laptop GPU has had hardware failure?

    My laptop, an MSI GE70-i765M or something close, recently started having some issues. I noticed I was getting terrible FPS in games, and that everything was using my intel HD graphics and not my GeForce 765m. Device manager said windows had disabled my GPU because it reported problems (error...
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    Monitor set up

    I am trying to choose between the asus z97-a and the z97-e motherboard, and the only major difference i can find that bothers me is the lack of a display port on the z97-e. Although my gpu (asus gtx 970) has one on it. so is there any draw backs to plugging my monitor into my gpu as opposed to...
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    Can i overclock on this?

    Hello i have an older computer (5 years), AMD 6core 1055T (the older version with TDP 125 W) cpu cooler is CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 mainboard is: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 (rev. 1.0) psu is: Seasonic Energy Knight SS-500ET 500W OEM Current iddle temps are around 30 degrees Celsius (rather 27-28C)...
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    some of the answers on here wont work

    pretty much the questions are saying Can turn on laptop but it wont let you type in password or it says type in password first used... Then there comes the answer go to this site. how the hell are you meant to do that if u cant get past the start up??? Im trying to get onto another laptop but...
  17. 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.