Intel I5 or I7 with Gigabyte motherboard GA-G31M-ES2L Tags: CPUs Motherboards Intel i7 Gigabyte Intel i5 Processors Overclocking Last response: February 27, 2010 2:35 PM in Overclocking Share Anonymous CPUs Authority Motherboard Authority Overclocking Expert February 27, 2010 5:41:12 AM What is the best processor available in the market that will enhance performance with a Gigabyte motherboard GA-G31M-ES2L enhanced with a NVIDIA 9400GT? Will an I5 or I7 processor be compatible with it? More about : intel gigabyte motherboard g31m es2l | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove p1n3apqlexpr3ss CPUs Expert Motherboard Expert February 27, 2010 5:55:10 AM No, you have to stick with the core 2 quad and core 2 duo CPUs, i5 and i7 on a different socket. Best CPU for that socket price wise would be the e7500 i would guess | Report abuse basket687 February 27, 2010 6:17:20 AM For that socket, I would say the best upgrade would be the pentium E6000 series (dual core), or Q9400 (quad core), I don't think that ant of the core 2 duo models is worth its price anymore. | Report abuse lothdk CPUs Expert Motherboard Expert Overclocking Expert February 27, 2010 2:35:39 PM According to Gigabytes CPU support list for GA-G31M-ES2L you can use pretty much all Core 2 CPUs, however, going for the best would cost more than getting a new system, that is if you can even find one available. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>Intel I5 or I7 with Gigabyte motherboard GA-G31M-ES2L> Related ressources: ForumNvidia gtx 550 ti compatibility with gigabyte ga-g31m-es2l motherboard ForumWill a Gigabyte MicroATX GA-G31M-ES2L fit this case? ForumGigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L = Help OC ForumGIGABYTE INTEL compatibility ForumPlease Help with OCing a GA-G31M-ES2L mobo with an E5200 chip ForumGigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L motherboard rev 2.4, Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphi ForumE5200 + GA-G31M-ES2L ? ForumA newbie's $1k Intel /NVIDIA gaming build ForumMotherboard for 1GB Club3D HD4670 PCI-Exp Forum[POLL] Intel core i5 or Intel core i7 for this custom PC ForumNeed advice: Scientific Workstation under $800 ( intel i5 or i7 ) ForumWhich motherboard is good for OC i5 2500K & i7 2600K? ForumI5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 ForumApplying thermal paste with direct contact heatsink Forum[Solved] Help with qx9650 Overclocking ForumHow to overclockin 1366 motherboard Forum[Solved] Intel i5 750 Temp Reading. (Need A Professional Help) Forum20 runs Intel Burn Test/LinX v.s. 24 hours Prime95 ForumIntel pentium 4 overclock ForumE8500 OC with p5ql PRO More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !