[SOLVED] is myCPU compatable with MotherBoard? help.

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I was wondering how to check or if anyone could help me on how to check if a CPU I'm interested in purchasing was compatible with my mother board of my system.
Specs. The CPU im interested in is the (intel 17 4790k)
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Motherboard
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 (AM3R2)
Version Rev X.0x
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(CURRENT CPU) Processor AMD FX(tm)-8300 Eight-Core Processor

Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

RAM 16 GB

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 17134), 64-bit

Just wanna run games good and Im preety sure my cpu is slowing down my games. Dont know much about comptuters any help would be appreciated

 
Your FX-8300 should be enough for your GTX 1050.

You should install MSI Afterburner and use the on-screen display to show CPU and GPU usage. If your GPU usage is maxed out at 99-100% while gaming, then you could benefit from a better GPU.

If you want a better CPU, you should get a new motherboard and CPU.

I recommend both a better CPU and GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 4 GB GTS XXX Edition Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $499.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-08 23:07 EST-0500
 
No, you can't put an Intel CPU in an AMD motherboard, or vice versa.

Your CPU is not as fast as other, newer CPUs; however, your GPU is also rather low-end for modern gaming. I wouldn't be surprised if you could gain more performance from a better GPU.

What games are you playing?
 
Your FX-8300 should be enough for your GTX 1050.

You should install MSI Afterburner and use the on-screen display to show CPU and GPU usage. If your GPU usage is maxed out at 99-100% while gaming, then you could benefit from a better GPU.

If you want a better CPU, you should get a new motherboard and CPU.

I recommend both a better CPU and GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 4 GB GTS XXX Edition Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $499.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-08 23:07 EST-0500
 
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My budget is 500% for upgrading my pc. would these parts improve my pc?

 

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