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cheeks09
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Has anyone installed i7 4790k in to a Z230 successfully?

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Has anyone installed i7 4790k in to a HP Z230 successfully?

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DGroves
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the z230 officially supports the 4790, however using this cpu requires non EEC ram and the upgraded cpu cooler

 

https://www.dectrader.com/pdf/quickspecs/14630_na/14630_na.html

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Thanks, I can see it does support the 4790, i have a 4790k on its way im hoping that works. (Not officially supported)

I cant find anyone who has successfully installed the "K"

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installing a 4970 "K" cpu is pointless as the z230 does not support the unlocked multiplier of the 4970K

 

and that's the only difference between a a 4970 and a 4970K 

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3.6 vs 4.0 GHz?

or is this speed only unlocked with an overclock?

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DGroves
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you really need to start paying attention when reading...................

 

as per the intel specs, 3.6 is BASE frequency, with 4.0 being the max  TURBO boost frequency

 

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/80806/intel-core-i74790-processor-8m-cache-up-t... 

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000007359/processors/intel-core-processors....

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I'm no guru mate but what I'm reading is the 4790 has a base of 3.6 and the K is 4.0?

I'm not sure, hence why I'm asking.

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and again it seems you replied without reading the links i provided that go into detail on what turbo boost is

 

i also included the intel cpu link that shows the 4090 cpu specs , including the base/turbo frequencies

 

and again,.................one last time, the only difference between a Intel 4090 and a 4090K is that the "K" suffix cpu's have a unlocked multiplier which allows some (not the z workstations) performance/enthusiast motherboards via the bios, to increase the multiplier ratio which results in a possible overclock of the cpu base frequency not all cpu's will overclock, the "K" suffix simply allows you to try a overclock  

 

please READ this link:

 

https://techedged.com/intel-k-vs-kf-vs-f/

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I appreciate your time mate.

no one likes an internet troll though. 

if you can highlight where it says the base frequency advertised is only when it's overclocked I'll stand corrected!

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why not try looking at the intel web page link that i previously provided

 

and look at the two lines marked base frequency (3.60)  and turbo frequency (4.00)

 

then read the second link i provided that explains in detail what turbo boost is and how it works

 

those two links will go a long way in getting you to understand how modern cpu's overclock and why a "K" suffix cpu is a poor choice for the z230 pricewise

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