How To Know Which Are The Compatible Processors For My Motherboard?

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I have Intel LGA1366 processor and want to upgrade to Core i7. Will my motherboard compatible with the newer one? If not, then which are the compatible processors for my motherboard?

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How To Know Which Are The Compatible Processors For My Motherboard?

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To find out the compatible processors for your motherboard, you have to look after these four things:

A. Manufacturer Compatibility: If you are changing from Intel to AMD or vice-versa then, your motherboard will not be compatible with the newer one since they both are different from a hardware point of view.

B. Physical socket compatibility: Different processors require different sockets and so your LGA1366 socket will not be compatible with Corei7 LGA2011 socket processor.

C. Memory Compatibility: Since latest computers use DDR3 memory so, the newer processors might not be compatible if you have a computer with DDR2 memory as both can’t be a mix in motherboard and uses different sockets for installation.

D. Chipset Compatibility: At last, you need to make sure that your chipset supports the features of your motherboard so that the CPU can maintain its transfer rate.

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