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Does mobo DH55HC support i7-880 ?

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August 20, 2010 5:42:56 PM

Hi,

I am planning to get Intel's DH55HC motherboard for i7-880.

I was previously planning to get i7-870 for which DH55HC is suitable. i7-880 is just an upgraded version of i7-870. But Intel's site lists no board suitable for i7-880. So what do i do?
August 20, 2010 5:47:08 PM

if it fits the 870, then it should fit the 880 as they are they have the same socket size (1156)
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August 20, 2010 5:58:48 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

One last question. Since i7-880 is a new processor (just 2 months old) do you think there is a risk choosing i7-880 over i7-870? The processors differ only in clock speed. i7-880 is 3.06GHz while i7-870 is 2.93GHz.
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August 20, 2010 6:21:22 PM

You might need a updated bios for the processor.
It would show as an unknown processor eventually, but still work.
Best to flash the bios with a cheap processor that is supported.
No risk buying a new processor. I have bought parts the same day they were launched and have had zero problems.


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August 20, 2010 8:17:02 PM

no real risk, you just need to decide if the difference in clock speed is worth the extra $$$
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August 30, 2010 11:17:41 AM

Best answer selected by samrat_rao.
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