H81M-S2PV motherboard

  Exteez 21:21 22 Jan 15

Hello guys!

I have a H81M-S2PV motherboard. My current specs are: i5 4440 and GTX660. I am thinking of upgrading to a i7 4790k and GTX970, in addition to a better PSU, SSD and a CPU cooler. My question is: Will my motherboard limit my better CPU/GPU. I know that my motherboard is a very cheap board, but I am asking if the CPU/GPU would run better on lets say a £300 motherboard? I am also thinking to overclock my new CPU from 4.0GHz to 4.5GHz, will this motherboard allow me to do that? And achieve the EXACTLY SAME effect as I would on an expensive "gaming" motherboard?

Another question would be: I have a 8GB stick of ram running at 1330MHz, software like CPU-Z or Speccy shows that it runs only at half of that. Checking in the BIOS it said my RAM is 1330MHz indeed. Is my RAM not running at full potential then?

  northumbria61 12:43 23 Jan 15

Your Gigabyte H81M-S2PV motherboard does support Core i7 and overclocking - have a read of this REVIEW but also wait to see what others have to say on this. I don't think you need to pay £300 for a motherboard as you can get perfectly decent boards for a third or less of that price which would do the same job.

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