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Upgrading a motherboard

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Last response: in Motherboards
December 2, 2012 11:02:10 PM

For the past few weeks i have been contemplation buying a gtx 680, i was wondering if i needed to upgrade my motherboard. Right now i have the Dell Studio XPS 8100 Motherboard T568R DH57M01 T568R since it came from my old computer. It is now in a new case. if i upgrade my motherboard will i need to get a new CPU.

computer specs:

intel i7 870 2.93 GHz LGA 1156

Dell Studio XPS 8100 Motherboard T568R DH57M01 T568R

radeon HD 6850

2x Dell SNPP382HC/4G 4 GB memory

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a c 435 V Motherboard
December 3, 2012 11:16:51 AM

Your windows installation may be tied to the board bios string, identifying it as a genuine dell board. I suggest you save the 6850 for your next system and sell the dell system intact if you're not happy with it. 1156 boards are scarce; go with 1155 if you want to change boards.