Pentium Help

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  1. rea144

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    Ok, so I just recently built a computer, but the motherboard and processer are something I already had separate, the processer is an old Pentium 4 processer, I want to upgrade to a Pentium G680, but I don't know if the G680 will work in this motherboard. Are the pins the same as the old Pentium or will I have to get a different motherboard to do it?
     
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    Also, if I did have to get a new motherboard, this would be it Amazon.com: MSI LGA1155/Intel H61/DDR3/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard H61M-P31 (W8): Computers & Accessories. I was wondering if I could run the onboard graphics alongside my video card? The video card is a pretty new AMD HD 7000 series, and I want to use it with Eyefinity. The video card has a DisplayPort and a DVI port, I know I can get a DisplayPort splitter and that will work, because DP can do that, but DisplayPort splitters are fairly expensive. If I can run the two ports on the video card alongside the DVI on the motherboard, I will be happy xD. Help?
     
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    I want to upgrade to a Pentium G680, but I don't know if the G680 will work in this motherboard

    Impossible to say when we dont know what motherboard you have.

    The Pentium G680 is a 1155 socket processor, the H61M-P31 motherboard you are thinking of purchasing takes a socket 1155 processor so it should work fine in that fine.

    You should be able to drive 3x displays, 2x from the ATI card and another from the onboard video. I cant promise you that will work fine however, best thing to do is try and it and see.
     

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