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max upgrade for a Asus H87M-PRO/M51AC/DP_MB (LGA1150 DDR3) mATX Motherboard.

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That's just about the fastest CPU it can take.  The only other options are the 4770K (Just an overclockable 4770) or the 4790 and 4790k, which are 'ever so slightly faster' and 'ever so slightly faster and also overclockable'.  So, really?  No.  For the costs involve you'd make the CPU negligibly faster, it'd be a nearly lateral upgrade.

 

Graphics, well, that's a big wild card.  You can put anything in there. Wanna drop $2000 on an RTX 3090? That'll fit.  Might be a bit lopsided performance wise but it'd kick ass.

A Asus H87M-PRO/M51AC/DP_MB (LGA1150 DDR3) mATX Motherboard.  It has a core i7 4770 cpu and an added GT 620 video card.  I've got 32 gigs of RAM so that won't be a problem.  On a fixed income so replacing the whole puter is not an option but upgrading processor and video card could be doable if I knew how far I could push it.  Any help would be appreciated.  Been out of the IT biz for 20 years  so please forgive my braindeadedness.

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That's just about the fastest CPU it can take.  The only other options are the 4770K (Just an overclockable 4770) or the 4790 and 4790k, which are 'ever so slightly faster' and 'ever so slightly faster and also overclockable'.  So, really?  No.  For the costs involve you'd make the CPU negligibly faster, it'd be a nearly lateral upgrade.

 

Graphics, well, that's a big wild card.  You can put anything in there. Wanna drop $2000 on an RTX 3090? That'll fit.  Might be a bit lopsided performance wise but it'd kick ass.

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Don't forget, upgrading the MOBO also means upgrading the CPU and the RAM.  Switching from a DDR3 platform to a DDR4 platform can get expensive.  We are in the same situation with my son's computer, hoping to come up with a financially viable solution before Christmas comes.

 

Good Luck.

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After scouring the internet til my eyes bled I find I'm capped by my socket at Gen 4 processors.  4790k is the end of the line for me and that will only get me an additional .5 Ghz overclocked.  For the same price as the new CPU I can get a Gigabye RTX 1050Ti.  That would be a considerable improvement on my GT 620.  My days of having the bleeding edge technology are long past.

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8 hours ago, Maddog3584 said:

After scouring the internet til my eyes bled I find I'm capped by my socket at Gen 4 processors.  4790k is the end of the line for me and that will only get me an additional .5 Ghz overclocked.  For the same price as the new CPU I can get a Gigabye RTX 1050Ti.  That would be a considerable improvement on my GT 620.  My days of having the bleeding edge technology are long past.

I'd just upgrade the GPU.  I had a B85 mobo with a i5 4590 in it, just runs media and gaming on my bedroom TV.  I opted to upgrade it to an 4790 (Non K since it's a B85 mobo) to give it a slight speed boost and the multi threading advantage.  That's it's last CPU for years.  I'll just hand-me-down GPUs to it from other machines.  It's currently running an R9 390X for example which makes it a pretty mean casual bedroom TV gaming machine.

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15 hours ago, Maddog3584 said:

A Asus H87M-PRO/M51AC/DP_MB (LGA1150 DDR3) mATX Motherboard.  It has a core i7 4770 cpu and an added GT 620 video card.  I've got 32 gigs of RAM so that won't be a problem.  On a fixed income so replacing the whole puter is not an option but upgrading processor and video card could be doable if I knew how far I could push it.  Any help would be appreciated.  Been out of the IT biz for 20 years  so please forgive my braindeadedness.

Cant upgrade cpu, and pretty pointless upgrading the cpu on this platform anyways, maybe overclock your ram if you can for a lil more performance

 

upgrade the gpu or just overclock the sht out of the poor gt 620 (wont get you very far)

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The GT 6230 is pretty much useless as tits on a mule so it's gone first chance I get.  I'm almost 60 and in shitty health so this is probably my last computer.

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