Reply 140 of 430, by kolderman
Decided to give my modern PC a near-end-of-life refresh. I wasn't on planning on it, but the random freezes and lockups with the FX6300 processor are becoming to frequent. It appears to be a widespread problem with this platform.
So shelled out on used s1150 motherboard and an i7 4790 with 32gb ram (could not re-use the ddr3 from the AMD system). Think I will be able to re-use the Noctua NH-U12P cooler and obviously all the other components, so should be fairly painless upgrade hopefully. Then I will have a 5 year old system instead of a 10 year old system 😁
$230 in total which was more than I wanted to spend on this system but if I can get another 5 years out of it and get to the point where ddr5 has been out long enough to be cheap then I will be able to do a clean-slate new-build and retire this aging beast.