Computer Noob, looking at upgrading my pretty dated PC, wondering if a GTX 960 or 970 will be compatible with an Intel DP55KG Motherboard?
And also wondering if an Intel i5 4690k would be compatible with it also?
Wrong socket. Intel DP55KG Motherboard has an LGA 1156 socket (1156 pins) and the i5 4690k uses the LGA 1150 socket (1150 pins)
Each new socket breaks compatability. You can upgrade the GPU though because PCI express is backwards compatible
Cheers appreciate it
No bait, was researching but I just find I get better results when asking someone, but thanks!
I have an intel i5 760, stock clock, that's quad core right? Thinking I should just OC it
Is it for gaming? If so, what games? I don't have any experience with your CPU but if you play mostly graphics-intensive games I think it would hold up
If you're going to upgrade I would suggest GPU first, run some benchmarks before OCing your CPU, then after OCing to see how much the CPU is holding you back so you can decide if an upgrade is worthwhile
Also this >>52347101
Getting an SSD is an amazing upgrade. Probably the best value and easiest upgrade.
For example with skyrim on my SSD the game loads so quickly I cannot read the load screen hints, even late game as the save files start getting big. Plus programs load quickly and my computer boots from full power off in <15 seconds.
Yeah this is mainly for gaming, the only thing I've really had trouble running is Black ops 3 and ARK, but you could say it's 50% my hardware and 50% optimized, so you think GPU upgrade first?
Its a bit old and probably suffer from being a first generation Core processor, but it really should be fine, get the card first and look at CPU usage if you really need a new CPU
If you ask me, a modern board and such an old processor will cause a bottleneck almost as soon as you start anything [spoiler] Almost as bad as the AMD vision E-300 [/spoiler] and if anything, as long as the board has a PCI-E Board for GPU's Specifically, it should conduct fine, but the processor will give you the worst hell yet. I suggest you go with an i5 that's at least two generations newer.