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Motherboard upgrade.. would it work?

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April 14, 2012 4:02:01 AM

Hey guys. I just want to thank you now so much for the help!

So this is whats happening, i am planning to upgrade my motherboard from a "ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D PRO" to a "ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional Motherboard". I am not a motherboard person and am not 100% sure if it would work. I would love some advice.

(i have pulled apart my computer and i think it should work, but want to get some more professional help).

COMPUTER SPECCS:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz
Lynnfield 45nm Technology
RAM
Corsair CMT8GX3M2A1866C9 8GB (2x4GB) Dominator GT
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D PRO (LGA1156)
Graphics
SyncMaster (1920x1080@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7240S ATA Device
PSJ B0TQFS5A SCSI CdRom Device


My question is, would it work? I also noticed that theres a 8pin power socket for the CPU unlike my current board which is 4pin.

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April 14, 2012 8:01:22 AM

No. Your old 1156 cpu won't fit in an 1155 socket board. You'll need a new cpu; check for early ivy bridge releases in about ten days, or closeout deals such as this at your local microcenter if you have one nearby: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml.... You don't even list your power supply specs; I've used the 4 pin 12v connector on an 8 pin type, so it's possible. I would sell your board and cpu as a combo package for around $200 on craigslist or anandtech' for sale forum if you have any ebay or heatware references. I also recommend an esd strap either for your wrist or shoes; I worked at dell several times and took their class on handling sensitive components; they require esd straps anytime you handle a cpu/board/or ram. Internal circuit damage can happen and you won't even know it until the device fails to work. The straps can be found for as little as $1.
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