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Comptible Socket 1156 processors???

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April 9, 2010 8:47:01 AM

Hi Everyone,

Im a newbie so forgive me if I sound dumb,

Can someone give me a lisy of Socket 1156 compatible processors please, I need a chap one as im testing motherboards that have been returned.

The cheapest I have come up with is the Pentium 6950 @ £64

Kind Regards Abdul
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April 9, 2010 10:50:17 AM

Yes, Pentium G6950 is the cheapest.
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April 9, 2010 10:55:55 AM

Here's the list that New Egg sells (it appears you're not in the US, I'm linking this for a list of possibilities, not pricing): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Wikipedia gives more info
By socket (but you'll have to drill through): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_1156
By generation
Lynnfield: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynnfield_(microprocessor)
Clarkdale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarkdale_(microprocessor)

The most promising appears to be the Celeron chip: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Celeron_micr...

If not that then it's likely the Pentium 6950 you found will be cheapest.
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April 9, 2010 8:51:01 PM

CPU support is defined by the BIOS on the motherboard. If the bios is not current, you may not properly recognize some of the 32 nm cpu's that would otherwise be supported. For that reason, you might want to test with the i5-750 which is the cheapest of the originally announced 1156 supported processors. Another consideration might be if you will test H55 and H57 motherboards. Such motherboards will need a 32nm clarkdale cpu like the G6950 in order to test the integrated graphics.
April 10, 2010 9:54:51 AM

Thanks for the info guys...much appreciated.

One question you might be able to help me with Bios updates,

Is it possible to update the bios using your USB, if so any info on thi would be appreciated, thanks

I have got 2 Maximus Formula 3 socket 1156 boards to test asap.


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April 10, 2010 6:36:10 PM

scampy_008 said:
Thanks for the info guys...much appreciated.

One question you might be able to help me with Bios updates,

Is it possible to update the bios using your USB, if so any info on thi would be appreciated, thanks

I have got 2 Maximus Formula 3 socket 1156 boards to test asap.


Check the motherboard manual. Most newer boards will let you use a usb stick to update.
February 20, 2011 9:08:02 AM

To Scampy,

The cheapest 1156 processor is, Intel Pentium E5500,
E5700, E5800, the price cost only 64$








TcSleepTight



February 20, 2011 9:12:39 AM

geofelt said:
Check the motherboard manual. Most newer boards will let you use a usb stick to update.


Its Depend on your bios manufacturer, but latest boards have their own bios flashing utility,. just go to the motherboard manufacturer>>>> and download the bios version in w/c your board supported..
February 20, 2011 9:14:28 AM

sorry i mean your motherboard's bios manufacturer..
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