Solved Is i7-950 Compatible with socket 1156? Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Socket Compatibility Last response: December 1, 2010 2:51 AM in CPUs Share procon124 November 23, 2010 3:25:41 PM Hello, I just purchased an i7 950 CPU and intended to use it with my ASUS P7P55D-E LX Socket 1156 MOBO. Will this be compatible or must I get a Socket 1366 MOBO to run it? More about : 950 compatible socket 1156 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove hunter315 CPUs Master November 23, 2010 3:30:39 PM The sockets dont match, one has 1366 pins the other has 1156 pins, you must run an LGA 1366 CPU on an LGA 1366 motherboard. What made you think it might work with a 1156 board? | Report abuse procon124 November 23, 2010 3:40:20 PM I thought it might work because the board description indicated it was compatible with i3, i5 and i7. | Report abuse Best solution hunter315 CPUs Master November 23, 2010 3:58:28 PM Ahh, unfortunately there are two different line ups of i7s, the 8xx series is for LGA 1156 boards, while the 9xx series is for X58 boards. That at least explains the source of confusion. | Report abuse procon124 December 1, 2010 2:49:50 AM Best answer selected by procon124. | Report abuse procon124 December 1, 2010 2:51:25 AM Thanks for the explanation. I have ordered a 1366 MOBO. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Is i7-950 Compatible with socket 1156?> Related ressources: ForumIs the Ivy Bridge socket compatible with a 1156 based cooler? ForumCpu intel lga 1156 socket compatible to lga 1155 and 1366 ForumSocket 1366 is Backwards Compatible with Socket 1156 ? ForumWill DDR3 1333 "specifically designed for Socket 1156 be compatible ... ForumI7-950 vs Phenom II 1090T BE ForumGood AIR for an i7-950 Forum1156 socket motherboard with a sata 3 connection for a SSD ForumCan a 2011 socket be replaced with an 1156 socket WITHOUT replacing the mobo? ForumCore i7-950 + Asus P6TD Deluxe + Corsair Dominator GT 6GB = Compatibility Proble ForumI7-870 vs i7-950 big difference? ForumComptible Socket 1156 processors??? ForumMotherboard for Intel i7-950 3.06Ghz & other questions. ForumWill this motherboard work with Core i7-950 ? ForumHelp Selecting Processor i5-760 versus i7-950 ForumPSU Help ForumWhat to do with Stock HSF ForumIssues with my Zalman 600W or not? ForumCpu @ 72C with load!!, 55C without Help? Tips? Forum[Solved] This cpu works with my mother board ForumI7-950 or e5530 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !