I5 750 compatible with a p5kpl-cm asus mobo?
Is it possilbe to install and run a i5 750 cpu with a p5kpl-cm asus Mobo??? if not can anyone tell me why i get a score of ZERO in 3dmark vantage with my current rig, i just spent 250 on a 4890 and i cant score with 3rdmark vantage. my current build: e5200 OC to 3.4ghz, Kingston ram, 2gig@ 667mhz, sapphire Radeon 4890 1gig, Acer 22" 1680x1050 max res, W7 ultimate. Funny thing is i can run just cause 2 nearly on max settings with not much of a fps dip during heavy gameplay....as well as other games like fallout 3 wich i run maxed out by default without any probz. Not sure whats up with my 3dmark vantage score but during the cpu test my fps drops to a horriffing low fps, im guessing my cpu is on its way out. I bout this rig used so who knows how much battering it's been through. i guess i'd like to know if its worth buying a new cpu....if i can install it that is.
Thx for replying, so basically i'm looking at a brand new rig minus my 4890 and my 600watt power supply wich i just purchased. I really dont care about the 3dmark score...i was just kinda puzzled to seeing a great big fat ZERO but w/e you and i see eye to eye with them stupid programs. I was just thrown off by a none existing score wich made me trip out a lil.... Any ideas on what mobo and ram i should buy with the i5 750? and if i do buy all this *** can i keep my old Hard drive? im not lookin to spend more money on *** i dont need, help would be greatlly appreciated. I'm kinda of a computer noob and i work hard for my money. Thx.
You can keep your old HDD (and everything else but the CPU, board and RAM), but I would definitely back up the data to a different one, then wipe it entirely and reinstal the OS. Also, depending on what version of the OS (assuming Windows) you have, you may need to buy a new copy. An OEM version will not transfer to a new build.
For the i5, I generally recommend the Asus P7P55D-E Pro if you want the option to Crossfire. I'd also recommend the G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7. All told, that's about $500 with the i5. If you need a new OS, Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM will add another $100 to that. That's all you'll really need to replace.
that's some really good advice, your the man killa. that ***'s in my price range...cheers !!! As for the w7, i got that *** from pirate bay, not lookin to pay for it if i can get away with it. To bad my HD has to be wipped, fkn bummer dude but thx for the info. i hate backin *** up, its annoying.