Intel Pentium G840

Hello,
I was going to purchase the Intel Pentium Dual-Core G840 2.8GHz Socket LGA1155 Processor 3MB L3 Cache) and would like to know if it is compatible with the Intel DH61WWB3 Core i3/i5/i7 Socket LGA1155 DDR3 SATA PCIe Gb LAN 5.1Ch Audio mATX Mainboard ? It says Socket LGA1155, but I just want to be 100% sure before I take anything furher.

P.S I have choosen this mobo as I would like to upgrade to i5/i7 core when I get a bit more money and/or they reduce in price which I am aware they use a LGA1155 Socket mobo ?

Thank you
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  1. the g840 should work fine with any 1155 board; it doesn't have hyperthreading, so the price is lower, but it has two cores, which should be fine for most tasks. If you want a faster cpu, I recommend you save about $40 more and get the 2100. Frys had it for $79.99 recently.
  2. Your cpu support for H67 / P67,
    http://cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/P67_Express.html
    For future If you want upgrade SB non K series get chipset H67 (have vga onboard) and and for K series P67 (need VGaA addon ) it's all depend on your budget : asus, gigabyte etc. And you must upgrade PSU
  3. i agree with henydiah, the description of the boards is accurate. this link compares the G850 and the i3 2100 and shows the supported boards http://ark.intel.com/compare/52810,52807,52806,53491,53422 and this link explains the difference between the boards http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/difference-between-h67-p67-z68-and-h61-chipsets-a-22.html
    iam currently trying to decide between the two cpus i mentioned not sure which is best for the money. anyways best of luck.
  4. h61 will be fine with G840 , and h67 will be better.
  5. One thing I have noticed about some of these boards is that many only have a PCIe 3 x16 and others only have a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, and the ones that have the version 3.0 slot say that it ONLY works with the i3/i5 and i7

    So does that mean you can ONLY have the onboard graphics from the CPU if you have a chip like a G840? Other than using an old PCI video card which will probably be just as slow anyway

    Or can you still put a PCIe 3 video card into the slot but it will only work at PCIe 2.0 speeds? As I cant seem to find anyone explaining this anywhere

    Or does it mean to have a discreet video card you have to purchase a board that only has a PCIe 2 slot like the intel Q67SW board for this CPU to work with a PCIe video card?
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