Hey. Just a quick question on what to look out for when checking if a specific processor is compatible with a specific motherboard. I know you have to look at the CPU socket but is there anything else that will effect if a processor is compatible. Thanks.
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Yes, the BIOS and possibly even if it supplies enough power for the CPU. Always check the compatibility list for the motherboard before you buy a CPU.
It also has to be supported by the chipset and the BIOS. A good example is older socket 775 motherboards that won't support a Core2 Duo, etc.
You should always check what processors your motherboard supports.