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.
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.
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.
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