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Upgrading my CPU


Best Answer FletcherJ , 09 October 2020 - 02:44 PM

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Afternoon folks,

I currently have a ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. MAXIMUS VIII RANGER (LGA1151) motherboard with Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.00GHz.

I'm wanting to upgrade to Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0GHz Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W. But im not sure if the board will support it?

I know the socket appears to be the same so no issue there, but not sure if there is anything else I need to be worried about.

 

Any help much appreciated as always,

Cheers

Jonathan


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Your MB  Chipset is Z170 and will not support a i9-9900K

CPU support list. > https://www.asus.com...R/HelpDesk_CPU/

 

You need a MB with LGA1151 v2 socket  and Chipset Z390 which would mean 

A new MB > https://www.asus.com...-XI-HERO-WI-FI/


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Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
Just out of interest is it worth me changing to this motherboard or would you go for something higher? I'm just thinking I dont want to be in the same position again in a few years time.
Cheers,
Jonathan
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Gday.

There was no link to a MB. please try again. 


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Sorry I meant the motherboard you linked.
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My mistake.

I linked to the Hero as an example  only, not meant as a recommendation.

If you don't mind answering some questions, not an interrogation, to know what you want to achieve, then we can be more helpful.

What's the main use of the PC?

Is the whole platform not performing as you want, or just a specific part?

Have you got problems with the hardware?  

 

Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here, this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed that may explain the present issue/s. 

 

To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

  1. In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
  2. In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
  3. Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.

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Morning,

PC is mainly used for gaming, predominantly World of Warcraft, my PC has been good for around 5 years or so but with the new expansion coming out it has started to struggle on max settings so my feeling was it was only going to get worse.

I have been told the game is very CPU heavy rather than graphically demanding.

I was wanting to upgrade my CPU and then my gfx card at a later date to a 2080 or something similar.

 

Speccy: http://speccy.pirifo...DIFM3CPJgOkqNt2


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Afternoon.

Here is an Intel Build, > https://pcpartpicker.com/list/P4WWn7

Review for the CPU, > https://www.gamersne...en-5-3600-et-al

                                  > https://www.techspot...core-i5-10600k/

MB, Asus > https://www.asus.com...WI-FI/overview/

MB very short supply, > https://www.walmart....board/814636845

Included new RAM, but yours may woork, would need to test.

 

Asume you will use existing case.

What CPU cooler do you have?

Give brand and model of PSU please. 


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Thanks for that :)

Its something for me to look into.

In the short term do you think there would be any benefit to me getting a better gfx card with my current build?


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Before looking into a GPU upgrade, best to see how gaming performance is now.

Run MSI Afterburner, > https://www.wepc.com...gpu-bottleneck/

Let us know the results, then we can look at resorces usagww.


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Hello again iammykyl, im not sure what I am doing with the app I installed, any adjustments seem to make my screen go orange and I need to do a hard reset.

Sorry :(


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My apologies instructions were not clear enough.

We are only looking to see if CPU is maxed out, (bottlenecked) when playing games with both the GPU and CPU set at defaults.

 

Set the GPU to defaults.

Right click the screen. > select Nvidia control panel, > on the left > click Manage 3D settings > at the top right, > click Restore Defaults

A dialogue box will open, > click yes.

 

Is your display now functioning correctly?


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Hi,

Thanks

From what I can see the GPU is maxxing out when in game, CPU varies from about half way up the graph to almost at the top of the graph dpending on what I am doing in game.

Jonathan


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Have you got all the game setting at max?

When the CPU is close to maxing out, do you fps drop off?

 

Open up Task Manager.

At the top, click performance then click CPU, take a screenshot.

Click the next tab, Memory, click the arrow to arrange highest usage at the top, take a screenshot.

 Please  include the screenshots in your next post. 


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Hi

Yes my FPS drops from stable 60 (v-sync) to around 35-40.

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