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Looking to upgrade motherboard suggestions and problems


Best Answer phillpower2 , 27 February 2023 - 12:04 PM

You need to check that the CPU and GPU have not been tweaked by Lenovo so that they require less power.   Specs that I found for the IdeaCentre Gaming 5 17ACN7 say thay it ships with a single... Go to the full post »


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IdeaCentre Gaming5 17ACN7
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
Motherboard LENOVO-3743
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Memory 16.000 GB DDR4 3200 MHZ

 

 

Would like to upgrade motherboard would appreciate suggestions. What kind of problems can I expect PSU, cording etc. Have a few ATX cases I can mess with. Have a 6 speaker surround sound system would like to hook up. Play COD and other FPS games. Better CPU cooling options.


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You need to check that the CPU and GPU have not been tweaked by Lenovo so that they require less power.
 
Specs that I found for the IdeaCentre Gaming 5 17ACN7 say thay it ships with a single 16GB stick of RAM, adding a matching stick is a must so that you have dual channel,one stick can only work in single channel which only gives you 50% of the performance that the RAM is capable of.
 
A new MB means that you will have to purchase a new Windows product key, the present OEM key is tied to and dies with the Lenovo MB when you upgrade.
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