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have a gigabyte MB that supports LGA 1366 and and Intel I7/870 that is a LGA 11

I have a gigabyte MB that supports LGA 1366 and and Intel I7/870 that is a LGA 1155. Probably a stupid question but will they work together?
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  1. Best answer
    No. The sockets are not interchangeable.

    1366 Current list:
    Core™ i7-980X 3.33GHz
    Core™ i7-970 3.20GHz
    Core™ i7-975 3.33GHz
    Core™ i7-965 3.20GHz
    Core™ i7-960 3.20GHz
    Core™ i7-950 3.06GHz
    Core™ i7-940 2.93GHz
    Core™ i7-930 2.80GHz
    Core™ i7-920 2.66GHz
    Core™ i7-920 2.66GHz
    Xeon W3680 3.33GHz
    Xeon W3580 3.33GHz
    Xeon W3570 3.20GHz
    Xeon W3550 3.06GHz
    Xeon W3540 2.93GHz
    Xeon W3520 2.66GHz
  2. No, they can't.
  3. Best answer selected by salesselas.
  4. jaquith said:
    No. The sockets are not interchangeable.

    1366 Current list:
    Core™ i7-980X 3.33GHz
    Core™ i7-970 3.20GHz
    Core™ i7-975 3.33GHz
    Core™ i7-965 3.20GHz
    Core™ i7-960 3.20GHz
    Core™ i7-950 3.06GHz
    Core™ i7-940 2.93GHz
    Core™ i7-930 2.80GHz
    Core™ i7-920 2.66GHz
    Core™ i7-920 2.66GHz
    Xeon W3680 3.33GHz
    Xeon W3580 3.33GHz
    Xeon W3570 3.20GHz
    Xeon W3550 3.06GHz
    Xeon W3540 2.93GHz
    Xeon W3520 2.66GHz


    Thank You both very much. Rather than change from my i7/870, I ordered a replacement MB. (Gigabyte).
  5. salesselas said:
    ... Intel I7/870 that is a LGA 1155.

    For what it's worth, the i7 870 is socket 1156. Intel is about to release a new socket that is 1155, which the socket 1156 CPUs won't fit in either.
  6. I am sure that there is good reason for that but it just does not look like it from here. Oh well. It serves as a good reminder to double check the CPU/MB combination and make sure the socket specs are the same. Thanks to All who responded. I do appreciate it. :)
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