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    Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 9:37pm
Hi i have a AMD Athlon(tm) x4 760k Quad CPU amd looking to upgrading it to a intel i7 -4770k 3.5 ghz.

would this be ok to do so?
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I am not sure what you are asking here.

Will it be a good upgrade?
Definitely.

Can you use the i7 4770k in the same motherboard you have the Athlon x4 769k in?
No, you will need a socket 1150 motherboard for the i7 4770k.



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This is the mother board I have. Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer
If this won't work what would be recommended for this
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About the fastest CPU you could use on that board is the Athlon x4 880k but it wouldn't be much of an upgrade over your Athlon x4 760k, only 200mhz faster overall and no real architectural or feature improvements.

What are you wanting to upgrade for? The Athlon x4 760k should be up to the task of gaming and office work. I would only see it being a bit slow when it comes to render intensive/batch processing tasks. 
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ah ok then.

im starting to stream onto twitch and the pc seems to be getting slow when doing this.

this means i need a decent motherboard to fit the cpu im looking at then
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For an i7 4790k you will want a Z97 based socket 1150 board to take full advantage of it. 

Take a look at the Z97 boards from ASRock here.
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Thanks for your help
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You're welcome, good luck with the upgrade and let us know if you have any difficulties/questions Wink
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