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Will an Athlon x4 750k cpu work for my gateway dx4380g motherboard?

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October 28, 2013 7:06:34 PM

Basically, I' m not sure on compatibility. It's an fm2 which is what my motherboard is. Is that all that plays into it?

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October 28, 2013 7:13:40 PM

pretty much. just make sure your motherboard's bios is updated, and understand windows might require a re install (probably not but it might happen)
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October 28, 2013 7:17:19 PM

You'll have to install a video card as well. The AMD A cpu has build in graphics but the 750k cpu has no graphics.
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October 28, 2013 7:17:27 PM

ingtar33 said:
pretty much. just make sure your motherboard's bios is updated, and understand windows might require a re install (probably not but it might happen)


Thanks. I have the a6-5400k and decided dedicated graphics and a quad core cpu would be a big step up. I went with the hd 7770 and athlon x4 750k. I've never worked on computers and this'll be my first go. You think that that setup will prove relatively efficient? Just curious. Thanks for the quick reply.
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October 28, 2013 7:19:07 PM

Goodeggray said:
You'll have to install a video card as well. The AMD A cpu has build in graphics but the 750k cpu has no graphics.


I'm dropping the hd 7770 in there. Thanks for the quick reply.
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October 28, 2013 7:20:20 PM

That combo should work without over taxing your psu.
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October 28, 2013 7:22:00 PM

jjordan0065 said:
ingtar33 said:
pretty much. just make sure your motherboard's bios is updated, and understand windows might require a re install (probably not but it might happen)


Thanks. I have the a6-5400k and decided dedicated graphics and a quad core cpu would be a big step up. I went with the hd 7770 and athlon x4 750k. I've never worked on computers and this'll be my first go. You think that that setup will prove relatively efficient? Just curious. Thanks for the quick reply.


Can you give us your model# so we can verify that the Mobo will accept the CPU (it probably will since it's FM2)?

Assuming the CPU is compatible, you should be able to have decent gaming with the x4 750k and the 7770. You should be good up to about a R9 270x-R9 280x with that CPU for most games, but might be pushing it a bit.

Also with the 7770 you won't consume too much power, since it's a pretty efficient GPU. Just make sure you have 1 x PCI-e 6 pin power connector coming from your PSU on your system and you should be good to go.
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October 28, 2013 7:28:37 PM

lunyone said:
jjordan0065 said:
ingtar33 said:
pretty much. just make sure your motherboard's bios is updated, and understand windows might require a re install (probably not but it might happen)


Thanks. I have the a6-5400k and decided dedicated graphics and a quad core cpu would be a big step up. I went with the hd 7770 and athlon x4 750k. I've never worked on computers and this'll be my first go. You think that that setup will prove relatively efficient? Just curious. Thanks for the quick reply.


Can you give us your model# so we can verify that the Mobo will accept the CPU (it probably will since it's FM2)?

Assuming the CPU is compatible, you should be able to have decent gaming with the x4 750k and the 7770. You should be good up to about a R9 270x-R9 280x with that CPU for most games, but might be pushing it a bit.

Also with the 7770 you won't consume too much power, since it's a pretty efficient GPU. Just make sure you have 1 x PCI-e 6 pin power connector coming from your PSU on your system and you should be good to go.


I'm not sure on the model of the mobo. My only resource is cpu-z, but again I'm new and not sure on all the details, so I'll give you everything cpu-z provides.

Motherboard
Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: DX4380G 1.02
Chipset: AMD A55/A60/A88 FCH
Southbridge: AMD A55/A60M
LPCIO: ITE IT8872

I know nothing about computers man, just getting into it. Idk if that'll help.

In case you meant the model # for the computer it's DX4380G-UW308.
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October 28, 2013 7:30:55 PM

Also, I got a 450w PSU just in case.
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October 29, 2013 2:11:41 AM

You have the 450w PSU in the system? Because most items listed online state a 300w PSU included with the PC and an A75 based chipset. Looks like you should be okay, but like stated before, you will need to make sure you have the BIOS updated before installing the X4 750k CPU. I'd also double check with Gateway and see if the system is compatible with the x4 750k CPU.
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October 29, 2013 11:05:12 AM

the 750k and a 7770 will be fine on a 300W psu.
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October 29, 2013 1:48:21 PM

lunyone said:
You have the 450w PSU in the system? Because most items listed online state a 300w PSU included with the PC and an A75 based chipset. Looks like you should be okay, but like stated before, you will need to make sure you have the BIOS updated before installing the X4 750k CPU. I'd also double check with Gateway and see if the system is compatible with the x4 750k CPU.


It came with a 300W supply, but I ordered a 450W to compensate for the other upgrades. I'm chatting with Gateway customer support right now. Apparently, everything checks out with the CPU and GPU, but they don't recommend upgrading the PSU. Is that typical? According to the rep. I talked to, they have seen issues stem from power supply upgrades, no boot, no monitor, etc. It's making me kind of nervous about the upgrade. Thanks, John.
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October 29, 2013 4:13:57 PM

lunyone said:
jjordan0065 said:
ingtar33 said:
pretty much. just make sure your motherboard's bios is updated, and understand windows might require a re install (probably not but it might happen)


Thanks. I have the a6-5400k and decided dedicated graphics and a quad core cpu would be a big step up. I went with the hd 7770 and athlon x4 750k. I've never worked on computers and this'll be my first go. You think that that setup will prove relatively efficient? Just curious. Thanks for the quick reply.


Can you give us your model# so we can verify that the Mobo will accept the CPU (it probably will since it's FM2)?

Assuming the CPU is compatible, you should be able to have decent gaming with the x4 750k and the 7770. You should be good up to about a R9 270x-R9 280x with that CPU for most games, but might be pushing it a bit.

Also with the 7770 you won't consume too much power, since it's a pretty efficient GPU. Just make sure you have 1 x PCI-e 6 pin power connector coming from your PSU on your system and you should be good to go.


Aslo, how would I determine the BIOS update necessary?
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October 29, 2013 7:34:44 PM

jjordan0065 said:
lunyone said:
You have the 450w PSU in the system? Because most items listed online state a 300w PSU included with the PC and an A75 based chipset. Looks like you should be okay, but like stated before, you will need to make sure you have the BIOS updated before installing the X4 750k CPU. I'd also double check with Gateway and see if the system is compatible with the x4 750k CPU.


It came with a 300W supply, but I ordered a 450W to compensate for the other upgrades. I'm chatting with Gateway customer support right now. Apparently, everything checks out with the CPU and GPU, but they don't recommend upgrading the PSU. Is that typical? According to the rep. I talked to, they have seen issues stem from power supply upgrades, no boot, no monitor, etc. It's making me kind of nervous about the upgrade. Thanks, John.


Unless there are proprietary connections on the PSU, any ATX based PSU should do just fine (as long as the PSU can fit in the case). Telling you to not upgrade the PSU is really weird. Most people don't/want to do the work involved to upgrade the PSU and they also probably don't know what to do to replace one too.
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October 29, 2013 7:36:49 PM

jjordan0065 said:
lunyone said:
jjordan0065 said:
ingtar33 said:
pretty much. just make sure your motherboard's bios is updated, and understand windows might require a re install (probably not but it might happen)


Thanks. I have the a6-5400k and decided dedicated graphics and a quad core cpu would be a big step up. I went with the hd 7770 and athlon x4 750k. I've never worked on computers and this'll be my first go. You think that that setup will prove relatively efficient? Just curious. Thanks for the quick reply.


Can you give us your model# so we can verify that the Mobo will accept the CPU (it probably will since it's FM2)?

Assuming the CPU is compatible, you should be able to have decent gaming with the x4 750k and the 7770. You should be good up to about a R9 270x-R9 280x with that CPU for most games, but might be pushing it a bit.

Also with the 7770 you won't consume too much power, since it's a pretty efficient GPU. Just make sure you have 1 x PCI-e 6 pin power connector coming from your PSU on your system and you should be good to go.


Aslo, how would I determine the BIOS update necessary?


You should always have the latest BIOS version on the system before upgrading to any CPU. There are BIOS updates that primarily are for CPU compatibility. So to play things safe, do the BIOS update ahead of time and you should be good to go.
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October 29, 2013 7:41:00 PM

lunyone said:
jjordan0065 said:
lunyone said:
jjordan0065 said:
ingtar33 said:
pretty much. just make sure your motherboard's bios is updated, and understand windows might require a re install (probably not but it might happen)


Thanks. I have the a6-5400k and decided dedicated graphics and a quad core cpu would be a big step up. I went with the hd 7770 and athlon x4 750k. I've never worked on computers and this'll be my first go. You think that that setup will prove relatively efficient? Just curious. Thanks for the quick reply.


Can you give us your model# so we can verify that the Mobo will accept the CPU (it probably will since it's FM2)?

Assuming the CPU is compatible, you should be able to have decent gaming with the x4 750k and the 7770. You should be good up to about a R9 270x-R9 280x with that CPU for most games, but might be pushing it a bit.

Also with the 7770 you won't consume too much power, since it's a pretty efficient GPU. Just make sure you have 1 x PCI-e 6 pin power connector coming from your PSU on your system and you should be good to go.


Aslo, how would I determine the BIOS update necessary?


You should always have the latest BIOS version on the system before upgrading to any CPU. There are BIOS updates that primarily are for CPU compatibility. So to play things safe, do the BIOS update ahead of time and you should be good to go.


Alright. Thanks for all of the help man. I've got one more thing if you can answer it. I got the mobo info, it's an acer aahd3-vc. According to the one page I could find with specs, it seemed like they were saying that only APU's are compatible with the board?
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October 29, 2013 7:48:02 PM

The x4 750k is an APU, but has the iGPU (integrated Graphics Processing Unit disabled). This means that you can't use the Mobo video outputs on the Mobo. You are totally reliant on the dGPU (i.e. 7770) for your video needs. You also said that Gateway said you were good with the CPU, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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October 29, 2013 7:52:14 PM

lunyone said:
The x4 750k is an APU, but has the iGPU (integrated Graphics Processing Unit disabled). This means that you can't use the Mobo video outputs on the Mobo. You are totally reliant on the dGPU (i.e. 7770) for your video needs. You also said that Gateway said you were good with the CPU, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.


Alright man. You've been very helpful. I wish there was a rep system that would allow me to throw some rep points your way.
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October 30, 2013 1:41:15 AM

You can, by re-selecting the "Best Solution".
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