Question intel i5-4690k from 2015 replacement compatibility question.

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I have a rig built from 2015 by a friend. I am not super savvy with knowing compatibitities of hardware and wanted to reach out for a little help. I'm noticing some slowdowns lately in my gaming and figured it was time for an upgrade, read a 2019 review on my processor that said it was pretty much going to be a paperweight for 2020.


My cpu is a Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 88W BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600.
Motherboard is ASRock ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Fatal1ty Z97 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
My biggest fear is that if I replace my cpu for a more up to date one, will my motherboard be incompatible and by extension more and more parts until I need to replace the whole rig?
I haven't even looked at parts since around 2015 so the whole thing has been pretty daunting to figure out.
If I need to post any extra info on my rig let me know, I'm new here and very clueless.

 

Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Is the processor on any overclock? If not, provided you have an aftermarket cooler, you can perform an overclock to offset some of the limitations you're facing. That's all assuming that you're suffering from lags or stutters from your gameplay or you're not getting the same frames as before on the newer titles in spite of reducing in-game details and resolution.

If you want to drop in a concurrent processor like the 10th gen, you're going to need a new motherboard as well new rams. In fact migrating from the Z97 chipset to a latter chipset will require a new board and ram as well as the processor.

You could drop in an i7-4790K but that will only offset the gap by a little.

Please include/list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:
 
In order to do any meaningful upgrade you will at least need a CPU/mobo/RAM. According to your PSU and GPU you (might) be able to do a step up on the GPU and squeeze a little more out. As above an OC might net good results as well.

Given the age of the system I would look into this as a prime opportunity for a new system build.

The 4690K is still no slouch and would consider that as a working system or even sold alone it and the motherboard have value.
 
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Some stutters here and there, especially when walking into a new room or lots of things happening suddenly. occasionally I'll get a 10-20 second screen freeze.
I'll list all the specs on my rig that I can get access to, I know for a fact that my tower and power supply are from around 2012.

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

GPU:EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-3968-KR 4GB FTW GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling w/ Free Installed Backplate Graphics Card

MOTHERBOARD
: ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Fatal1ty Z97 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 88W BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600

Case: Antec Six Hundred Black Computer Case

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply



That antec case and PSU have been with me since 2010 according to my purchase history. really got my money out of those.











 
Aug 13, 2020
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Some stutters here and there, especially when walking into a new room or lots of things happening suddenly. occasionally I'll get a 10-20 second screen freeze.
I'll list all the specs on my rig that I can get access to, I know for a fact that my tower and power supply are from around 2012.

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

GPU:EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-3968-KR 4GB FTW GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling w/ Free Installed Backplate Graphics Card

MOTHERBOARD
: ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Fatal1ty Z97 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 88W BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600

Case: Antec Six Hundred Black Computer Case

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply



That antec case and PSU have been with me since 2010 according to my purchase history. really got my money out of those.





Some stutters here and there, especially when walking into a new room or lots of things happening suddenly. occasionally I'll get a 10-20 second screen freeze.
I'll list all the specs on my rig that I can get access to, I know for a fact that my tower and power supply are from around 2012.

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

GPU:EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-3968-KR 4GB FTW GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling w/ Free Installed Backplate Graphics Card

MOTHERBOARD
: ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Fatal1ty Z97 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 88W BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600

Case: Antec Six Hundred Black Computer Case

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply



That antec case and PSU have been with me since 2010 according to my purchase history. really got my money out of those.











I guess if I'm looking at replacing a number of parts to stay relevant I should start from scratch, new case and all? Don't exactly have $1000 to blow on a complete new rig





 

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