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Will the i7-2600 work with my motherboard?

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June 28, 2012 12:08:56 PM

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/P7P5...
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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June 28, 2012 12:18:00 PM

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.
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June 28, 2012 12:19:43 PM

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
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June 28, 2012 12:21:31 PM

Oh man... I checked with a friend if it would, guess he (and I) was wrong...

Is there any motherboard you would recommend?
June 28, 2012 12:29:42 PM

Okay. Thanks guys
June 28, 2012 12:31:32 PM

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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