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Is the Intel 2600K compatible with the ASUS Rampage 3 Black Edition

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November 14, 2011 8:09:31 AM

Hi, I got a 2600K a while back on an impulse from a friend without thoroughly checking if it is compatible with my ASUS Rampage 3 Black Edition. I've read some sources on Google, but I have not gotten a very clear answer. The CPU fits okay from what I can tell. But I wont turn it on until I get a straight answer. I did find someone who listed the 2600K in their build. But I am still worried. Thanks.

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November 14, 2011 8:20:00 AM

Nope. It's socket 1366. You need socket 1155.
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November 14, 2011 8:23:29 AM

cutebeans said:
Nope. It's socket 1366. You need socket 1155.

Can you explain why I've seen it listed in a build when it wont work?
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November 14, 2011 8:37:38 AM

cutebeans said:
It's simple.

i7-2600k needs a socket 1155 board.
Your motherboard is 1366. So it isn't compatible.

This is it right?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yeah, that is it. This explains why the heatsink didn't fit. Well, I've learned something here today. Never trust your friends, even though they have a bachelors degree related to computers. Thanks a lot for your help.
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November 14, 2011 8:38:00 AM

Best answer selected by dorey.
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November 14, 2011 8:43:07 AM

****, what's wrong with your friend selling you expensive non-fitting parts.
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November 14, 2011 10:21:48 AM

dorey said:
Hi, I got a 2600K a while back on an impulse from a friend...
dorey said:
...they have a bachelors degree related to computers.
LMFAO :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

I guess that's why they're making everything in China these days. Maybe their degrees actually mean something?

But more importantly, what are you doing with a 600 dollar board? :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch: 

EDIT: On a serious note though, if you wanna upgrade, get a $100 Z68 board after selling off your old board+CPU and everything from your previous build should fall in place in 99% of the cases.

Depending on what processor you're using, you can actually make some money from the upgrade :ouch: 
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