I have an ATI Radeon HD 5670 and I want to upgrade my shitty 5 year old dual core to like an i7. I know i need a new Mobo and new Ram as a result but will my vid card still be compatible with newer Mobos when I replace the processor.
I thought u could link belarc advisor but it seems to be only a temp page made in my files.
Mobo: BIOSTAR Group P43-A7 6.0
Board: BIOSTAR Group P43-A7
Bus Clock: 267 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080015 09/24/2009
Processor: 1.60 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Multi-core (2 total)
(ew i know)
Slot 'DIMM0' has 1024 MB (serial number SerNum00)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB (serial number SerNum01)
Slot 'DIMM2' has 1024 MB (serial number SerNum02)
Slot 'DIMM3' has 1024 MB (serial number SerNum03)
(not sure if yall need this info or not)
I think that is all the relevent info I am missing osmething let me know I will find some way to post it. Im really hoping I dont have to replace my Vid card also as getting a new proc means new mobo/ram already.
TBH I am decently computer handy but compatibility is the one thing I do not really have a good grasp on. I want to upgrade to an i7 hopefully without going bankrupt having to replace every single thing in my PC. Hoping this vid card can stay put at least as its relatively new(to me.)
Also if anybody is feelin super nice and wants to give me some suggestions for the specific proc/mobo/ram to buy thatd be awesome too! thanks again!
Your graphics card will work fine in a new rig, as for mobo need to know price range to determine whats the best. Also if you need like a bunch of USB 3.0 or loads of sata connections for HDDs all need to be factored in. In general boards like a p8p67-pro are pretty solid rigs. Personally i rock a gigabyte z68x-ud7 but my rig ended up costing 3k. It also depends on if you want a z68 chipset or a p67, the differences aren't big and p67 a little cheaper most of the time.