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How can people tell if a motherboard / CPU combo is compatible?

#1KillerzOverHerePosted 8/17/2013 3:10:24 PM
Just curious, some people on this board can do so instantly, without going to a compatibiity check website like PCPP

How?
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#2AcquirePosted 8/17/2013 3:11:31 PM
Socket type.
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#3Reaper_MinionPosted 8/17/2013 3:11:51 PM
They recognize the socket/chipset. That's what decides the compatibility.
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#4KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 3:12:52 PM
Is that common? If I named a random mobo and cpu, would any old person (on the PCH board) be able to tell me if they are compatible?
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#5GreenMage7Posted 8/17/2013 3:15:47 PM
KillerzOverHere posted...
Is that common? If I named a random mobo and cpu, would any old person (on the PCH board) be able to tell me if they are compatible?


Probably, it's really not that hard. And the people who don't know the socket types (like Haswell and LGA1150) would probably just go to PC Part Picker and see if they are compatible.
#6MasterDonGeroPosted 8/17/2013 3:39:45 PM
KillerzOverHere posted...
Is that common? If I named a random mobo and cpu, would any old person (on the PCH board) be able to tell me if they are compatible?


If the socket type isn't the same, then they're definitely not compatible. If they're the same, then you check the motherboard's website for the CPU support list to see if the CPU is compatible and with which bios version.
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