Orion 3000 what CPU-s are supported by my motherboard Predator PO3-650

INCERA
INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter
edited November 2023 in Predator Desktops

Hello guys, so before like a month I bought Orion 3000 with RTX 3070 , Intel i5 13400f and 16gb of RAM 4400mhz. Now I really want to play Escape from Tarkov but I need better CPU because mine is not the best for that game and my question is what CPU-s are supported by my motherboard Predator PO3-650, I am looking in the internet but I cant find anything about this motherboard, so please someone tell me what CPU can I put into my motherboard doesn't matter Intel/AMD.

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  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    Also I would like to add 16gb more ram but I dont know exactly what should I look for….

  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter
    edited November 2023

    But my RAM is 4400MHz I think the new one that Im about to buy should be the same MHz right? Or I am wrong, also is that the only CPU that I can put?

  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 6,921 Pathfinder

    Yes, that is the only CPU according to what I can find. Ram is 4400MHz compatible and yes, all modules should match.


  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    Thank you man! I was going to ask is it possible to put i5 13600k?

  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 9,442 Trailblazer
    edited November 2023

    The PO3-650 desktop runs on DDR5-4800MHz type ram oem spec, NOT DDR5-4400MHz as this ram is vertually impossible to buy, the memory specs and types of ram below is what Acer recommended in its initial Service Guide release, but and with its bios and only bios update, which specifies that "New RC and MRC version update" which means that the MRC secretion of this new bios update has been upgraded to the mobo to run higher speed ram than the DDR5-4800MHz type ram, best is to do a Crucial System Scan of your desktop and find out what they recommend, but your desktop most definitely will run min DDR5-4800MHz type ram.

    Note: the BIOS Version R01-A1 has both improved ram speeds and also the 13th Gen cpu range, so when you ask about the i5-13600K cpu , it will probably run that on your PO3-650 Intel B760 chipset mainboard'

    BIOS Update terminology and what has been updated:

    1. MRC (Memory Reference Code): The MRC is a component within the BIOS that handles memory initialization. It ensures that RAM modules are properly configured and functional. Different versions of MRC may improve memory compatibility, stability, and performance.
    2. RC (Reference Code): The RC includes various microcode updates for processors and other system components. These updates address bugs, enhance compatibility, and optimize performance.

    RAM Module Types recommended for the PO3-650 desktop by Acer with its oem bios at release time:

  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 6,921 Pathfinder

    You are welcome. The i5 13600k is not on the list in that thread I send you earlier but wait for others to respond.


  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    @StevenGen So my RAM is actually 4800MHz? And I should look for that to buy?

  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    Also if I am really able to put i5 13600k I really prefer it more than I7 13700F…

  • GotBanned
    GotBanned Member Posts: 598 Seasoned Specialist

    What resolution you play at and what is your target FPS (monitor max supported Hz)?

  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    Mostly playing on 2440 but even with 1920 the FPS is almost the same , maybe some 5 fps difference my monitor Hz are 240

  • Install CPUz and under this software's SPD section have a look at the exact spec ram installed by Acer into your desktop as you will find that its DDR5-4800Mhz type ram. If you totally want to upgrade the ram from its oem acedr fitted type ram, then go to Crucial ram and do their scan and see if DDR5-5600MHz is suitable as with the new bios update Acer has modified the bios so that your PO3-650 can run the DDR5-5600MHz type ram.

    This is how you populate the DIMM slots for your PO3-650:

  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    Thank you and I really just want to add 16 more gigs of RAM not going to upgrade it for now on MHz. Now the thing is the CPu, so is it only i7 13700F supported by my mobo…

  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,161 Trailblazer

    The K model processors will not work without extensive cooling mods, and even then you won't be able to turn on the K features. You might be able to put an i9-13900F in since the TDP is the same as your i5, so wouldn't require additional cooling. I somewhat doubt your issues are CPU related though since there's not a huge performance difference between the i5, i7 and i9s. Does your system have a SSD as the boot drive or HDD? You mention you would like to upgrade memory, how much do you have now? Which GPU is installed? All of those will make a bigger difference than changing the CPU.

    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    I am with SSD and as gpu RTX 3070 but the game that I would like to play as I mention at the beginning is a CPU game that’s why I want to change the CPU…

  • GotBanned
    GotBanned Member Posts: 598 Seasoned Specialist

    Not sure CPU upgrade is worth it with all the possible hassle that can come with it. If things have not changed since the last time I checked, Escape from Tarkov doesn't really benefit from more cores. The game is poorly optimised.

    Upgrade your RAM first to 32Gb and see if that will bring your performance up a bit.

  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    Yeah I will try with the ram, I think it will be okay after.

  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    And yeah i checked in cpuZ it say that my ram is 4800mhz but in bios it says 4400 for some reason, I wanted to ask is it going to work if I put DDR4 ram instead of DDR5?

  • GotBanned
    GotBanned Member Posts: 598 Seasoned Specialist

    Unfotunately you can't mix DDR4 and DDR5.

    I didn't find any hits for PO3-650 running DDR5-5600. Maybe this BIOS thing mentioned above is so new that no one has done it yet, or at least did not post about it? Dunno no.

    You have few options to choose from:

    a) Replace your current RAM with 2x16Gb (DDR5-5600) and hope for the best. May need a BIOS update.

    b) Keep your current RAM and add 2x8Gb (DDR5-4800).

    c) Replace your RAM with DDR5-4800 2x16Gb _might_ also work.

    All of these options might work or not. I'm a risktaker, so I'd try option A, but only if I can find a seller that let's me return/change RAM for free.

    Please keep up posted! Good luck!

    PS. What RAM do you have now? Is it one of those above in that picture/list?

  • INCERA
    INCERA Member Posts: 32 Troubleshooter

    I think it is A-Data as I can see here, probably it sucks, I don't know really but also I see those things JEDEC# 1933 mhz , 2166 , 2400 , 2400, am I even using the full of it? Like on 4800mhz? When I open task manager I see that it is working on 4400, gonna post pictures down below, also about the upgrade, I think I will stick to it just want to add 2x8 more (16).