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Upgrading CPU, question about motherboard compatability

By Vidosoli
Aug 13, 2014
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  1. Hey guys just another quick question about my motherboarding and CPU. Currently I am not satisfied with my CPU at all and I'm thinking of upgrading to this
    http://www.novcomputer.bg/bg/i5-4670-34g-6mb-box-lga1150.html
    and my current motherboard is this
    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1091
    on that ^ website it says that my current motherboard supports the CPU that I linked, however my PC technician says that I also have to upgrade to a newer motherboard that can support that CPU that I want. My question is is that really the case? Can my motherboard run that CPU or is it really too old?
    Again thanks for reading/helping :)
     
  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,187   +587

    No, that motherboard is LGA 1156 while the i5 4670 is LGA 1150. You would need a new motherboard to go with that CPU>
     
  3. sukiblr

    sukiblr TS Rookie

    Yeah I agree..if you are budget conscious try Biostar this time..I guess the right part # is Biostar Hi-fi Z97WE...
     

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