[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

Kjetil S. Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Tue Sep 7 20:41:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, 7 Sep 2010, Mark Knecht wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM, rosea grammostola
> <rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Kjetil S. Matheussen
>> <k.s.matheussen at notam02.no> wrote:
>>> Probably a good choice. Intel processors are able to handle more heat than
>>> the ones from AMD.
>> Thanks for the info, great!
>> How hard is it to  upgrade a processor later? I'm thinking of buying a i3
>> now, but like to be able to upgrade to a i7 later.
> NO!!!!!! i3, i5 and i7 all have different pinouts. They are not
> hardware compatible. What you build now is what you get. The most
> you'll likely do over time is buy some more advanced i3. You'll likely
> NEVER run an i7 in that machine, short of buying a new motherboard and
> starting over.

I'm pretty sure that's wrong. There are i3, i5 and i7 processors
available for the LGA1156 socket. Most i7 processors are made
for the LGA1366 socket though, but at least one is made for the
LGA1156 socket. I also think all i3 and i5 processors are made
for the LGA1156 socket.

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