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

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Yes, it is possible because some Intel Core i7 processors are designed for socket LGA 1366. The following are several Intel Core i7 processors compatible with socket LGA 1366:

  • Intel Core i7-920 – base speed is 2.66 GHz with maximum turbo speed of 2.93 GHz; 8 MB SmartCache; supports up to 24 GB RAM; supports Intel Turbo Boost, Intel Hyper-Threading, and Intel Virtualization.
  • Intel Core i7-930 – based speed is 2.80 GHz with maximum turbo speed of 3.06 GHz; 8 MB SmartCache; supports up to 24 GB RAM; supports Intel Turbo Boost, Intel Hyper-Threading, and Intel Virtualization.
  • Intel Core i7-940 – base speed is 2.93 GHz with maximum turbo speed of 3.20 GHz; 8 MB SmartCache; supports up to 24 GB RAM; supports Intel Turbo Boost, Intel Hyper-Threading, and Intel Virtualization.
  • Intel Core i7-950 – base speed is 3.06 GHz with maximum turbo speed of 3.33 GHz; 8 MB SmartCache; supports up to 24 GB RAM; supports Intel Turbo Boost, Intel Hyper-Threading, and Intel Virtualization.
  • Intel Core i7-960 – base speed is 3.20 GHz with maximum turbo speed of 3.46 GHz; 8 MB SmartCache; supports up to 24 GB RAM; supports Intel Turbo Boost, Intel Hyper-Threading, and Intel Virtualization.
  • Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition – base speed is 3.20 GHz with maximum turbo speed of 3.46 GHz; 8 MB SmartCache; supports up to 24 GB RAM; supports Intel Turbo Boost, Intel Hyper-Threading, and Intel Virtualization.
  • Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition – base speed is 3.33 GHz with maximum turbo speed of 3.60 GHz; 8 MB SmartCache; supports up to 24 GB RAM; supports Intel Turbo Boost, Intel Hyper-Threading, and Intel Virtualization.

All Intel Core i7 processors listed above have four Cores or Quad-Core.

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