[SOLVED] Will Ryzen 5 1600 fit my 115X LM socket

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The title says it all, I’m new to building and could’nt find an understandable answer. I’ve heard the 115X socket is for Intel cpu’s but I’m not that updated on that part so back to my question, will my Ryzen 5 1600 fit my motherboards 115X LM socket?
 

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well the sarcastic answer is.. sure it can.. all you need is an adapter.. the adapter consists of just one hammer and maybe some glue.. First step.. pound it in tight.. and then use some glue if needed.

OR like a real answer would be if you want to upgrade I would save some money and get a new motherboard, CPU, and Ram and other stuff if needed.

you didn't say what you have currently for the GPU.. as depending on what you have for current CPU, Ram, GPU etc.. it may be that your GPU is not being bottle-necked by your CPU as we don't know what you have.
 

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Just deleted my whole message so I have to write it again. So I have recently bought an EVGA 1070 SC 8GB GDDR5, and I found a website which tells you which CPUs bottlenecks the least so I hope you don't get mad for me not knowing how to find out this but I hope some of you know if any of these CPUs fits my 115X LM socket. The list is the following:
1. AMD Ryzen 5 1600
2. Intel Xeon E5-2670
3. Intel Core i7-8750H
4. Intel Core i5-8500
5. Intel Core i7-7700K
6. Intel Core i7-3960X
7. Intel Core i7-3930K
8. Intel Core i7-3970X
9. Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2
10. Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3
 

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Sorry but not quite sure, I know nothing about this but it says things on the socket such as: 115X LM made by LOTES and a number, possibly serial number or something: 16229A
 


Again not enough information what is your current cpu
 

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Well, as I don't know what type of motherboard I have I really don't know, if there is a way you can tell me how to find out I will be gladly to check it out for you.

Think I just found out actually, if this tells you anything: SPP0G97631
 

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Current CPU: Intel i5 6400
 

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Looks like quite a high price, 460$ here in Norway, where the Ryzen 5 1600 costs 200$, is it better then just to buy a used motherboard and a Ryzen 5 1600?
 

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And do you know what socket it is? 1156, 1155, 1151, 1150
 

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Would you recommend buying a new used motherboard and installing the Ryzen 5 1600? Im worried that I don't have all the required cables. (Yes, I shouldn't really build a PC but I'm learning)
 
It looks like your power supply cables are at least standard, possibly only single 4 pin for power. I also cannot be 100% sure a new motherboard will fit in your case, some OEM designs use slightly proprietary layouts, or use screws to hold the processor heatsink in.

Overall that board looks like it could be swapped but I cannot say with 100% certainty.
If you do a board swap you will need to reinstall Windows, and get a new license as that license is tied to that OEM motherboard.
 

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I'm buying an TX750 Corsair PSU, dunno if that works with my setup, again sorry for all these questions
 
It will. Basically you are buying an entire new computer then...
With Ryzen you probably want to upgrade the RAM to something at higher speeds otherwise Ryzen performance will not be super high. Typically it is recommended to get around 3000Mhz RAM.
Your current system has lowest speed 2133.
Advantage to a Ryzen system is it at least has an upgrade path for another year or 2
 

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So then, if I buy i7 6700, will my system run at its peak? Let me just list up what I will have if i go with the i7: TX750 watt psu, i7 6700, evga 1070 sc 8gb gddr5, and i guess my ram is sh*t, 8gb ddr3 (1stick)

I mean, will it be bottlenecked? Is it possible to overclock? Will the i7 6700 fit in my current socket?
 
Bottlenecked no
Overclockable No
6700 Will fit in that socket.
Future CPU upgrades No unless the 7700 is compatible but it is not worth the upgrade from a 6700 if you ger that

If you went AMD
Bottlenecked with a 1600 no
Overclockable yes with a b350 board or higher
Future CPU upgrades Yes, at least for another 1 or more CPU generations.
 

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Thanks! But do you know what type of cpu socket is it?
 

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So if I change motherboard I would have to buy a new windows 10 license?
And I just found a couple of CPUs that is cheap nearby, are you able to check if some of them would work (not bottleneck a lot)
i3-8100 (3.60GHz)
i5-8400 (2.80GHz)
i3-8350 (4.00Ghz)
Do any of these work with my current socket?
 
No as I said 8th Gen + is what we call 1151 v2 which is NOT compatible.
and iX-8XXX is 8th gen.

Best you can get that is guaranteed to work is a 6700, a 7700 might work but you may need a BIOS update.

OEM licenses are tied to the motherboard, if it was a retail license it could be bound to a Microsoft account and transferred.
 

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