Garuda dragonized cpu support

Hello Garuda users.

I'm upgrading my CPU to support garuda dragonized KDE. I have ordered intel 4790 i7 4th Gen Desktop Processor. My motherboard is gigabyte-h81ms with 16gb ddr3 ram. Would this CPU be enough to smoothly support KDE or should I cancel my order ASAP?

Nishant Kumar

that should be plenty

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Thanks @leonavis

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Do they still make these 2014 CPUs anymore? Why order something that old? Why waste that amount of RAM on such a (now) lowly processor? Why waste good money buying old hardware?

IMHO, you are putting lipstick on a pig.

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I was actually thinking: do they still make DDR3 RAM?! :laughing:

I think @nishant is a little boxed in with the motherboard--4th gen is pretty much all it supports.

Someone raised a similar question on this Quora thread:

Currently, I am using gigabyte h81ms board with dual processor. can I change it with i3,i5 or i7 or any other processor?

According to gigabytes offical product information which can be found on this link

GA-H81M-S (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global

Which mentions that this motherboard supports intel 4th gen family processors.

Means this motherboard has Intel LGA 1150 chipset in it so any 4th gen processor which works with Intel LGA 1150 can be used with this motherboard.

I am mentioning some of such compatible processors which can be used with this motherboard.

Intel Core i3-4170 Processor 3M Cache, 3.70 GHz Latest 4th Generation LGA 1150 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400 cost 11,990 INR

Intel Core i5-4460 Processor 6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz (BX80646I54460) cost 16,600 INR

I didn't mentioned i7 4th gen because they were so costly that you can get a mini pc for that cost.

This is the intel mini pc i am taking about

Intel 7th Gen i5 NUC - NUC7i5BNH Barebone cost 31,200 INR (ram and hdd not included but they would cost less than 7500 INR)

Even though this processor is eight years old, it should be perfectly fine if you can get one.

CPU Specifications

Total Cores 4
Total Threads 8
Max Turbo Frequency 4.00 GHz
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Frequency 4.00 GHz
Processor Base Frequency 3.60 GHz
Cache 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache

Sometimes older CPUs are less of a hassle on Linux anyway--it is the new CPUs that have problems. Old CPUs, most of the issues have been ironed out already. :slightly_smiling_face:


I want to update you all that I purchased a refurbished CPU intel 4790 i7 4th Gen from here

I searched for the best CPU for the h81ms motherboard on the official intel website for the h81ms motherboard category, here

I wished to get Core i7-4790K which was the best but couldn't find it anywhere so I settled for Core i7-4790 which was the 2nd best.

Today I received it and installed it on my h81ms motherboard. I installed garuda dragonized KDE os. Everything is working fine and I'm happy :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Thank You to everyone for boosting my confidence. I was keeping my fingers crossed until today and finally, everything worked out exactly as planned.