Subway Diet wrote:I'm actually kind of shocked that I included no info at all. Sorry about that.
Can't get all the details at the moment. Will stick my head inside the case tomorrow and see what's going on in there.
I can say for certain that I've got a 3570K CPU, though. So, if it's a 1155 socket, I can use it, or are there more considerations?
As for the memory, I just remember looking into this before, and finding the manufacturer handing out a list and showing up on forums saying "these chips will work. Anything else? Pfft, we don't know."
Some vague excuse that there might be a problem with anything not listed. Was enough to plant seeds of doubt.
If you've already got a 3570K on that motherboard, your only upgrade options would be to an i7 3770K (or some unknown Xeon), but unless you're doing stuff that requires lots of cores, I wouldn't bother. For gaming for example, you probably won't see much difference.
The 3570K is still perfectly capable. Have you overclocked it? Even the latest version, the i5 6600K, isn't that much of a upgrade for the price (plus you'd need a new motherboard and new DDR 4 memory).
As for memory, that's just a typical get out clause for manufacturers. The days of dodgy memory chips being incompatible is long gone. So long as you stick to the correct type and speed, basically any branded memory will be fine.