The Intel® Core i7-4790K appears to be compatible with your motherboard as listed here, since BIOS version F4:
Make sure you have the latest drivers for your operating system architecture:
- 64-bit: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=24596
- 32-bit: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=24594
Do you have a third party graphics adapter installed?
Thank you joe_intel! No, I do not have a third party graphics adapter. Intels processors and integrated graphics have treated me well enough to where I haven't needed a third party adapter.
I'm not entirely sure what the issue was, but it was a driver one. I say this because I was told to download a specific program to remove my drivers - and while doing that it detected and managed to delete drivers that I previously "deleted" through the hardware manager.
After that I downloaded the latest VGA drivers for my MOBO, and the display adapter worked fine.
However; I have been having some serious performance issues since then even though I've been able to utilize the integrated graphics and the display adapter.
Benchmarking with FurMark I only get a measly 8fps running at 720p. Playing my games I don't seem to be getting 1/10th of the power I was using my i3 previous.
I contacted intel support this morning and I helped me, as I hadn't realize that my BIOS wasn't up to date. I've currently updated to F5, though I'm still getting what could only be described as "very horrible" performance.