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Is i5-750 Better on P55 vs. H57?

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February 8, 2010 2:51:20 AM

Is it better to install a Core i5-750 processor with a P55 chipset vs. an H55/57 chipset, or does it not make a difference?

Reason I ask: OEMs seem to like the H57 chipset because they can offer a choice between Core i3, Core i5-6xx and Core i5-750 processors on the same computer.

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February 8, 2010 2:55:28 AM

H55/57 will run the i5 750 just fine, just no CFX or SLI.
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February 8, 2010 3:21:46 AM

AMW1011 said:
H55/57 will run the i5 750 just fine, just no CFX or SLI.


Thank you - that's good to know. I'm not a gamer, so CF and SLI are not important to me.

I've also seen OEMs, like HP, that offer Core i5-750, i7-860 and i7-870 on H57. Makes me wonder: Why bother with P55 at all,,,unless you're interested in CF and SLI.
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February 8, 2010 3:10:03 PM

hansen_chicken said:
P55 owns :) 


Perhaps you want to expand on that?
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February 8, 2010 3:56:42 PM

P55 = better overclocking, in theory, and CFX and SLI. It is the higher end chipset, but H55/57 works just fine if you don't need CFX or SLI.
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February 8, 2010 5:06:47 PM

Get the cheaper one. Since you aren't gaming so cf/sli isn't your priority.

Also H57 will let you OC upto some extent(If not to the extent of P55)

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February 8, 2010 5:46:28 PM

Thanks for the extra information. I think I'm almost at my answer now.

I don't game, so CF and SLI don't matter to me.
I'm not an overclocker (yet) so overclock-ability is not a consideration for me.

Therefore, it seems to me that I need not be concerned if an OEM offers a Lynnfield processor like Core i5-750 on an H57 chipset vs. a P55 chipset. My Lynnfield processor will not suffer any performance loss, and it's hilarious that I would even wonder about such a silly thing. :lol: 

Have I got it right now?
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February 9, 2010 4:09:06 AM

Yes. The i5 750 is fully compatible with the H55/57 chipset. H55/57 is mostly targeted for budget builds and for the Core i3/5 CPUs that have an on-die graphics. Just remember that the i5 750 does not have the on-die graphics chip.
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February 9, 2010 6:41:36 AM

Yes you've got it right.
H57 is good for you.
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February 9, 2010 12:40:47 PM

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February 20, 2010 9:49:30 PM

Bulldog17 said:
Is it better to install a Core i5-750 processor with a P55 chipset vs. an H55/57 chipset, or does it not make a difference?

Reason I ask: OEMs seem to like the H57 chipset because they can offer a choice between Core i3, Core i5-6xx and Core i5-750 processors on the same computer.



Here is a link to my video. I have the Gigabyte USB 3.0 and wow it has a lot feature no one here is talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUa1UASQHk0

Here is a link to a P55 motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425
It has this software where you can safety overclocked your CPU call the smart 6
This mother overall is a great buy and super good when it comes down to gaming.

The other features are Auto Green, enegrysaver 2 and raid controller.
I love this mobo, just check out my video on my youtube page
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