Will the i7-2600 work with my motherboard?

Hello,
I just received my Intel Core 17-2600, but I'm having trouble installing it (I'm a newb). It requires more force to pull down the little lever than the older CPU, and I don't want to risk it.

This is my motherboard: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P55DE_LX/
Where it shows what processors it supports there's a picture of the i7, but as I said I'm a newb.
Thanks
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  1. Short answer, No.

    You have the previous generation socket, 1156.

    The Intel CPUs are socket 1155 (and LGA2011).

    You will have to replace your board to run any of the current Intel CPUs.
  2. your link is a socket 1156 motherboard

    but the i7-2600 is a socket 1155 cpu

    so wont fit that motherboard unless i am missing something obvious
  3. Oh man... I checked with a friend if it would, guess he (and I) was wrong...

    Is there any motherboard you would recommend?
  4. Okay. Thanks guys
  5. callebo said:
    Oh man... I checked with a friend if it would, guess he (and I) was wrong...

    Is there any motherboard you would recommend?


    lol, don't worry, everyone makes mistakes :P

    As for the a new motherboard, look at a motherboard with a Z77 chipset. That will future-proof your build (if Intel doesn't change from the 1155 socket for the next generation of CPUs)

    Brand wise, can't go wrong with an ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI motherboard.
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