Question about my motherboard

By Larsenex
Jan 23, 2015
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  1. Greetings. I have an Asrok Z77 Extreme 6 Motherboard.

    I currently have an I5 3570K in there. I believe my Mobo is LGA 1155.

    Can I pull out the 3570L and drop in a I7 4790K? I 'think' they are the same socket.

    Not sure if I will see any real increase in performance. I over clock the I5 to 4.2.

    Any advice is welcome.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Sorry, no. While your motherboard does have socket 1155, the processor i7 4790K is socket 1150. You'll need a new motherboard.
    cliffordcooley and nickc like this.
  3. Larsenex

    Larsenex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Thanks very much. Its probably much smarter to wait for the price of the new DDR4 Motherboards and Processors to come down in price and upgrade with those.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,557   +2,900

    Initially from what I hear, DDR4 will not make that much difference. Sure it paves the way for future platforms, but that is in the future.

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