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Sandy Bridge Socket?

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November 24, 2010 4:33:58 PM

Hi all i was planning to instead of building my computer now i will wait until sandy bridge is realed.... i was planning to go with i5 2500 wich i belive according to anantech it has HT, wich i am not interest in but...thats a plus.. BUT i`ve read that it will requiere a new socket but i read that it is a LGA 1156 just like the computer i was planning to build so ...i only have to change the cpu no the mobo right???

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November 24, 2010 4:47:45 PM

That is correct all new Sandy Bridge processors require a new motherboard (Intel Express 6 Series), The current LGA 1156 and 1366 (Intel Express 5 Series) are not compatible with any Sandy Bridge CPU's
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November 25, 2010 1:51:42 AM

Will the 10core beast of a CPU coming out in Q3 next year have the same socket?
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November 25, 2010 2:04:32 AM

Hi BladeSpirits, Welcome to THW.

SandyBridge is on its own kind of socket, the 1155, even though is has some similarities to the 1156, they are NOT compatible, so you will need a socket 1155 motherboard for a SandyBridge CPU.

The high end SandyBridge will release in Q3 or Q4 of next year on a entirely new socket called LGA2011.

Hope that clears things up for you a bit. :) 
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