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August 4, 2013 4:05:22 AM

Hi, I have this motherboard: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03... and am having some problems in which processor it would take.I think I have narrowed it down to be able to take:
i5 3330
i5 3450
i5 3570
i5 3550
i5 3570

I was told by hp that it would not accept a i5 2500 but they were unable to provide help about the rest.
Any help would be appreciated.

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a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2013 4:11:19 AM

It supports both 2nd and 3rd Generation CPUs.

Core i5 2500K and i5 3570K are the most suitable option. :) 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/mainstr...

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Quick tips - Next time focus on its chipset type. Whether its H61, H77, H87, Z77, Z87, etc etc etc.
Then open google and type just the chipset type. It would tell you which CPUs are supported by that particular one.

You can also look at socket type - In this case its LGA 1155 which is for 2nd and 3rd Gen Intel Core CPUs.
Some other examples of socket types you can google (They all are for different CPUs) -

LGA 1150 (4th Gen Intel Core CPUs), LGA 1156 (1st Gen Intel Core CPUs), AM3+ (FX and Phenoms), FM2 (APUs), FM1 (APUs), and many more.
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a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2013 4:20:43 AM

hey its H61 chipset so no point getting K Series CPU
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August 4, 2013 4:24:47 AM

luckiest charm said:
It supports both 2nd and 3rd Generation CPUs.

Core i5 2500K and i5 3570K are the most suitable option. :) 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/mainstr...

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Quick tips - Next time focus on its chipset type. Whether its H61, H77, H87, Z77, Z87, etc etc etc.
Then open google and type just the chipset type. It would tell you which CPUs are supported by that particular one.

You can also look at socket type - In this case its LGA 1155 which is for 2nd and 3rd Gen Intel Core CPUs.
Some other examples of socket types you can google (They all are for different CPUs) -

LGA 1150 (4th Gen Intel Core CPUs), LGA 1156 (1st Gen Intel Core CPUs), AM3+ (FX and Phenoms), FM2 (APUs), FM1 (APUs), and many more.


Hp said the motherboard would not accept K models is that wrong? and would an i5 3470 non k work? I really dont want to spend money on a processor that won't work.
Also thanks for you help.
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a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2013 4:27:32 AM

it should accept K models, only it probably needs a BIOS update for supporting Ivy, but there is no point getting them as K Models are made for overclocking and H61 can't overclock
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August 4, 2013 4:37:01 AM

jinayhvora said:
it should accept K models, only it probably needs a BIOS update for supporting Ivy, but there is no point getting them as K Models are made for overclocking and H61 can't overclock


One thing I know is the bios is locked and I cant update it at all is that going to be a problem for a non k model? From what I was told the bios was preloaded with the list I gave and it was just going to be a case of switching processors.I just wanted to check with people who knew more on motherboards.
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a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2013 4:39:29 AM

when did u buy this? does HP say it will support Ivy?
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August 4, 2013 4:43:45 AM

jinayhvora said:
when did u buy this? does HP say it will support Ivy?


I bought it from brighthouse, cheap in sale and HP have confirmed that it will support Ivy.

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a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2013 4:45:53 AM

then it will
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a b V Motherboard
August 4, 2013 4:58:18 AM

1) I didn't thought in that direction because you asked if K models would be compatible or not. In that case they would be perfectly compatible due to suitable socket. Whether they would overclock or not, its a different question. In that case, no they would not overclock. You need Z77 chipset motherboard to overclock 2nd and 3rd Gen Intel Core CPUs.

2) Never take those website CPU support guides into consideration, an average person familiar with CPUs know more than HP guys. If a motherboard has supported socket, it would be compatible. Period.

3) It would accept both Sandy and Ivy Bridge as they both require LGA 1155 socket which your motherboard has.
So the best CPUs should have been i5 2500 and i5 3570. My sincerest apologies for K models listed above, Most of the times in here I suggest unlocked CPUs so typed it here too by mistake.
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