I don't profess to know much about mobo's/chipsets, but I would expect that if a Manufacturer of a mobo says that certain CPUs would be fine on their mobo's, then that would certainly be enough for me.
Hi Technotiger,Thats what I thought,but then I was told you have check the chipsets as well,you cant go by the MB manufacturers website???.
Hi Fingees,I always buy from Novatech,well for PC components any way.I was going to buy a new chip for a PC I built for someone,but the MB manual says one thing,then someone else says something different ,that's when it becomes confusing .
You need to consider two things. First and foremost, CPUs are designed to fit a particular CPU socket type. As long as you match the CPU to the socket, it will fit.
That is fine as far as it goes, but processor technology moves ahead all the time, and motherboard manufacturers try to anticipate new faster chips before they are even available. A point will come when the latest CPUs will not work in older motherboards that were not designed for them - although often this can be remedied by flashing the BIOS with a later version.
If you are buying new it is quite straightforward, as you can check with the vendor that the motherboard and CPU that you want to buy are compatible. If you buy them together you should be safe.
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