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February 11, 2013 10:57:30 AM

Hi guys,

I'm thinking of upgrading my CPU to an i5 processor. I've been looking around on the net but I just can't find a list with the processors my mobo is compatible with. Maybe you guys can help me out. I have a Pegatron IPIEL-LA3.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=nl&lc=nl...

This is a link with the specs. I hope you guys can give me the answer.

Thank you

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February 11, 2013 11:01:38 AM

It has a G43 chipset so it should be fine. I have an i5 on a Z77 G43 chipset. I'd just check the compatibility of your other hardware, for example RAM, Graphics card etc...

Regards,
Dan.
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February 11, 2013 11:06:03 AM

socket lga775 as far as I can make out, you need to upgrade your motherboard to run sandybridge or ivy bridge i5
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February 11, 2013 11:09:19 AM

In fact, my mistake, the G43 is for Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo... For an i5 socket 1155 or 1156 , you should go for the sockets numbered 61, 65, 67, 68, 75 or 77. These numbers will have the letters H, Q, B or Z in front of them. For example Z77 or H67.
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February 11, 2013 11:09:49 AM

TheGreatHoylando said:
It has a G43 chipset so it should be fine. I have an i5 on a Z77 G43 chipset. I'd just check the compatibility of your other hardware, for example RAM, Graphics card etc...

Regards,
Dan.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01... check under processor info tab it states yorkfield and wolfsdale these are both lga775 and not compatible with sandybridge or ivy bridge as far as i know
February 11, 2013 11:12:06 AM

kiezz said:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01... check under processor info tab it states yorkfield and wolfsdale these are both lga775 and not compatible with sandybridge or ivy bridge as far as i know

Yeah I know, sorry I made a mistake there, I've put out an ammended post though regarding the LGA 1155 and 1156 sockets. Can't get it right all of the time hey :) 
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February 11, 2013 11:12:55 AM

yeah sorry i replied before it updated lol
February 11, 2013 11:14:07 AM

Tvdg said:
Thank you for the quick response.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...
This is a link with the specs of my whole pc. I've upgraded my graphics card a few years ago to a GTX460.

Ignore my first post Tvdg, it was wrong. Yes you need to find a motherboard with a LGA 1155 or LGA 1156 socket. This will then mean it is compatible with your i5. Sandy Bridge = LGA 1155. Ivy Bridge = LGA 1156.
February 11, 2013 11:14:20 AM

Thank you for the help guys. Is there any CPU you could recommend me?
February 11, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Tvdg said:
Thank you for the help guys. Is there any CPU you could recommend me?

Personally I have an i5 3570K which is excellent for gaming, overclocking and whatnot. Also, there is a virtually 0% difference in gaming with the i5 compared to the i7. When you pay extra for the i7, you pay for Hyperthreading which games don't use currently. So I'd save the money and get an i5 3570K for gaming :) 

If you're in the US:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're in the UK:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4intel-core-i5-3570k-...
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