Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

What CPU parameters do I need to respect for it to be compatible with my mainboard

Last response: in CPUs
Share
April 28, 2014 6:59:32 PM

I'm considering a CPU upgrade but I don't know what CPUs my mainboard supports. How does one learn this information?

Thank you very much! :) 

My mainboard: GA-X48-DQ6
My current CPU: Core 2 quad q9300
a c 327 à CPUs
April 28, 2014 7:06:59 PM

Look on the mobo website - specs - http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2...

"Support for an Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor/ Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor/ Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® D processor/ Intel® Pentium® 4 processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® 4 processor/ Intel® Celeron® processor in the LGA 775 package"
m
1
l
Related resources
April 28, 2014 7:22:58 PM

k1114 said:
Manufacturer always has a cpu support list. http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

Truthfully if it's not like a $20 cpu, you're wasting your money.


First of all, thank you very much! So what you're telling me is that, if it's any more than 20$, then I'm better off getting a new mainboard+CPU because the CPUs available for this board are not powerful enough to make it worth it? :) 
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 158 à CPUs
April 28, 2014 8:48:12 PM

Well you could just oc, then there really is no speed difference from higher cpus. The performance difference to higher cpus (comparing stock speeds) isn't much but it's also an issue of dumping money into an already obsolete system, by multiple generations at that. You'd also have to think of comparing newer cpus that will outperform it for not much more. $20 maybe a little low but in my area even first gen i7 are down to $50 just for the cpu. Actually you can find them on ebay for that price too.
Share
April 28, 2014 9:23:35 PM

k1114 said:
Well you could just oc, then there really is no speed difference from higher cpus. The performance difference to higher cpus (comparing stock speeds) isn't much but it's also an issue of dumping money into an already obsolete system, by multiple generations at that. You'd also have to think of comparing newer cpus that will outperform it for not much more. $20 maybe a little low but in my area even first gen i7 are down to $50 just for the cpu. Actually you can find them on ebay for that price too.


That was definitely helpful information! I think I'm going to try to oc it and, when the time comes, I'll probably get a reasonably priced mainboard and cpu :) 

Thank you very much!
m
0
l
April 28, 2014 9:24:27 PM

i7Baby said:
Look on the mobo website - specs - http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2...

"Support for an Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor/ Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor/ Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® D processor/ Intel® Pentium® 4 processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® 4 processor/ Intel® Celeron® processor in the LGA 775 package"


Thank you very much i7Baby! :) 
m
0
l
!