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

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User Info: KillerzOverHere

KillerzOverHere
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: Acquire

Acquire
3 years ago#2
Socket type.
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User Info: Reaper_Minion

Reaper_Minion
3 years ago#3
They recognize the socket/chipset. That's what decides the compatibility.
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User Info: KillerzOverHere

KillerzOverHere
3 years ago#4
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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User Info: GreenMage7

GreenMage7
3 years ago#5
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.

User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#6
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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