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EVGA 780i & Intel i7

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June 20, 2009 2:50:41 AM

I have a dual core on my EVGA 780i Motherboard as of right now. My question is I'm wanting to get a new CPU and I was wondering is the new i7's compatible with my motherboard? Or is anyone out running the i7 on the 780i motherboard.

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June 20, 2009 2:54:53 AM

No, you cannot run an i7 on the 780i, you will have to go out and get a new socket 1366 motherboard.
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June 20, 2009 4:56:13 AM

It's a different physical socket - the only boards that will run an i7 right now use the Intel X58 chipset.
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October 28, 2009 6:42:37 PM

i have a xfx nvidia 780i sli with an i7 965 and it flies..............there is no physicall change in the socket........other than the name its the same 775 pins on the cpu all you have to do is update the bios..............=d
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November 30, 2009 8:17:39 AM

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i have a xfx nvidia 780i sli with an i7 965 and it flies..............there is no physicall change in the socket........other than the name its the same 775 pins on the cpu all you have to do is update the bios..............=d

As the owner of an i7, and having helped several friends with their LGA775 builds, I can promise you that this is complete bull.

Here's a picture of an i7 and a Core 2 Quad next to each other showing the incompatibility quite clearly:

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