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Have i bought the wrong one?

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Anonymous
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September 23, 2009 4:21:50 PM

Hi,

I have an ASUS p6t Deluxe, orginally with an i7 940. The processor became faulty, replaced with i7 860.

The physical processor seems smaller, the socket is too big. Have I bought the wrong processor?

Thanks

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a b à CPUs
September 23, 2009 5:22:05 PM

Yes.
September 23, 2009 5:24:15 PM

Yes, the 860 needs a LGA 1156 socket, the P6T has a LGA 1336 socket, so either sell the 860 and get a new 920 or sell the P6T and get a LGA 1156 motherboard.

In your defense Intel made a nasty naming mistake when they named the 860 an i7 processor.
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September 23, 2009 6:38:38 PM

obviously the company who replaced your faulty cpu didnt bother to check that the replacement fitted the same socket....
Anonymous
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September 23, 2009 6:50:59 PM

Thanks everyone.
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