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Processor and motherboard Compatibility


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Just a quick question:

What specification features determine the compatibility of a processor and a motherboard?

Thanks, hope I phrased that correctly lol.
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The socket on the motherboard has to match the socket on the CPU. You should also make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU's FSB speed.
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Is that the only two spec features then?
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Is that the only two spec features then?


Realistically, yes.

If the processor fits, good.
If the board supports the processor, even better (BIOS update may be required).
If the two components work and work together, that's super.
If the rest of the bits work with the board, you're away cooking on gas.
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