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Old 07-14-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default switch my cpu

i'm wanting to go from my amd 8120fx 8 core cpu to an intel i7 i'm not sure as to exactly what i need to change so everything works together motherboard specs are
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Mfr Part Number: SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
CPU: Socket AM3+
Supports AMD FX/ Phenom II/ Athlon II/ Sempron 100 Series Processors
Supports 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
Supports up to 140W TDP
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
Chipset: North Bridge AMD 990FX & South Bridge SB950
Memory: 4x DDR3-1866/1600/1333/1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC/Non-ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 32GB
Slots: 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8), 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slot (runs at x4), 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slot, 1x PCI Slot
Multi-Graphics: Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX & NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology
SATA: 8x SATA3 Ports, Six support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10; 2x eSATA3 Ports
Form Factor: ATX, 9.6 x 12.0 inch / 24.4 x 30.5 cm

and my gpu is a nvidia gtx 560
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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You need to get a new motherboard that will support that CPU you have chosen.
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ok thanx or the reply but is that all i should worry about changing out or is there anything else i need too do thanx again
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You will need to make sure that your parts will be compatible with the new motherboard that you choose.
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ok great thanx
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all your other components should work with an up to date intel motherboard.
so you only need to worry about getting a now motherboard if you want to change the CPU to an I7

well... maybe if you have a third party CPU cooler, but then again it should come with some mounting brackets that supports LGA 1156, 1155 and LGA 1150. (LGA 1150 is backwards compatible with LGA 1155 coolers)
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