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Want to Upgrade MoBo but Not CPU?


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

Hi,

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80557E6750 on an ASUS P5KC LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard.

The CPU works good (the feedback on the Newegg site is all extreme positive) but I am l still looking forward to upgrade some day to a Intel Quad Core.

In the mean time my current MoBo is limiting what I can put into my PC. I have a 2TB (6GB) hard drive using a 6GB adapter card which is installed in the only PCIEX1_1 slot (the short PCIEX slot) on the MoBo.

I recently removed a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner w/ IR Remote PCI-E x 1 from the PCIEX1_1 slot to try the 6GB adapter for the 2TB hard drive.

So, what I'm looking for is a MoBo that not only has more than one PCIEX1_1 slot but can handle both the Duo Core I'm using and an i7 Intel Quad Core for my future upgrade.

Does such a MoBo exist?

Any suggestions on how to make this work will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

John
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

Check out microcenter, tigerdirect, fry's, directron.com, amazon or ebay cos it looks like Newegg doesn't carry any

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

Unfortunately the i7 is not offered for socket 775. Ultimately you'll have to get an i7 compatible motherboard if you want to go that route.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Are you using the two PCIexpress 16X slots on that motherboard? I used one of my 16x slots to add a USB3 card. TO put it another way you should be able to use a 1x, 4x, 8x or 16x PCIexpress slot for a 1x card.

If you aren't using SLI or Crossfire that may save you from having to buy a new motherboard while this one is working.

Good Luck
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:45 PM

Are you using the two PCIexpress 16X slots on that motherboard? I used one of my 16x slots to add a USB3 card. TO put it another way you should be able to use a 1x, 4x, 8x or 16x PCIexpress slot for a 1x card.

If you aren't using SLI or Crossfire that may save you from having to buy a new motherboard while this one is working.

Good Luck
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Oh snap, I missed it, you are right Roger. OP just use the extra pcie x16 like he said

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

JSK was correct. The i7 processors use socket 1155. Your options with this board are pretty much limited to upgrading to a core 2 quad.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

I solved this by using the RAID SATA terminal near the video card slot at the back of the MoBo.

I now have my three HDs installed and I'm able to keep the Hauppauge card too.

I just won't have the 6GB option the HD offers for now.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Glad to hear about your success.

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