1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 8, 2017 8:18 AM by Intel Corporation

    Why wouldn't a Core i5, which is LGA 1155, work in a motherboard designed for a Xeon E3 series or Core i3 CPU, which are also LGA 1155?


      Two years ago, I bought a Supermicro MBD-X9SCL-F motherboard, which Supermicro says supports the Xeon E3 series and Core i3 CPUs.  Now, someone has written me thru the vendor asking why a Core i5, which is also LGA 1155, will not work in the X9SCL-F.  I have no idea why it would not work, except possibly the pinouts are different.  Does anyone know for sure why a Core i5 would not work in any LGA 1155 socket?