Information about Intel’s 7 series processor

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Hello, I am planning to buy Intel's new 7 series Processor? But my power supply can give only 400 Watt maximum. Do I need to change my supply to install the new Processor?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #155871

Information about Intel’s 7 series processor

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Hello Ana! What processor are you currently using? Please also provide how much RAM you have installed, how many hard drives and if you have a discrete or dedicated video card and the current processor that you are using. If you already have the SandyBridge processors, then your power supply unit should be enough should you decide to get the Intel 7 series since it has lower power usage even at higher clock frequencies as compared to its predecessors. If you plan to add a discrete graphics card though, then that’s a different story. If you do that I would recommend to get at least a 650-watt power supply unit.

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Information about Intel’s 7 series processor

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Good day Ana,

Can you please post your computer's specification so that we can help you more about your problem? But if you're asking about power supply, my answer would be it depends on your computer's specification. Hope to hear from you or reply to this question so we can help you or give you advice whether you need another power supply to install new processor. Thanks and God bless.

 

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Information about Intel’s 7 series processor

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You don’t need to change or replace your CPU power supply when upgrading your processor. What you need to check is the socket number or model supported by your motherboard because that dictates which processor you can use. One example of socket name for Intel Core i7 processor series is LGA 2011 or Socket R. The LGA 2011 supports the following CPU families:

  • Intel Core i7 3xxx Sandy Bridge-E
  • Intel Core i7 4xxx Ivy Bridge-E
  • Intel Xeon E5 2xxx/4xxx [Sandy Bridge EP] (2/4S)
  • Intel Xeon E5-2xxx/4xxx v2 [Ivy Bridge EP] (2/4S)

Another socket model for Intel Core i7 processor is LGA 1366 or Socket B and it supports the following processor series:

  • Intel Core i7 (900 series)
  • Intel Xeon (35xx, 36xx, 55xx, and 56xx series)

Another one is rPGA 988A or Socket G1 which supports the following processor series:

  • Intel Core i7 (600, 700, 800, and 900 series)
  • Intel Core i5 (400 and 500 series)
  • Intel Core i3 (300 series)
  • Intel Pentium (P6000 series)
  • Intel Celeron (P4000 series)

Another is LGA 1156 or Socket H which supports the following processor series:

  • Intel Core i7 (800 series)
  • Intel Core i5 (700 and 600 series)
  • Intel Core i3 (500 series)
  • Intel Xeon (X3400 and L3400 series)
  • Intel Pentium (G6000 series)
  • Intel Celeron (G1000 series)

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