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processor upgrade

By mads2206 ·
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GPU upgrade help.
I have had my pc for a few years now and i was suggested to upgrade it for a better game experience.

More ram
an SSD
a better grafic card

But the thing i have a hard time finding out is a better GPU.
i have a Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz and was looking too upgrade it too a intel core i5 9600k 3.7GHz cpu as they should fit the same LGA 1151 socket.
i hope some of you would be nice enough to help.
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Need more information

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to processor upgrade

What make/model motherboard ? Self-built or name-brand computer ?

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Re: processor upgrade

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to processor upgrade

Assuming you mean CPU in stead of GPU (the GPU is on the graphic card, and the i5's are CPU's) the first thing to do with such a proposed leap in generations is to check the CPU compatibility list of your motherboard. That shows what CPU's are supported and what BIOS version they need.

Most likely you need a new motherboard, a new CPU, new RAM, a new SSD and a new graphic card. It's much easier to buy or build a totally new gaming PC.

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Upgrade

by BOB.B In reply to processor upgrade

Run this and post a link to the results then folks will have a better understanding of what you have.

https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/speccy/using-speccy/publishing-a-speccy-profile-to-the-web

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Nuh uh!

by itsdigger In reply to processor upgrade

You need to look at the specs the motherboard to see if a "K" model cpu is compatible. Just because the sockets are the same and the cpu fits doesn't mean it will run.
Same with the RAM, We can't guess

A GPU upgrade is the simple part. (How much money are you willing to part with and, will the old psu be able to handle it?)

The thing is, the pros need more info before they can make any recommendations so, do as Bob.B asks and run the Speccy.

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