1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 13, 2013 11:20 AM by Diego_Intel

    Is i7-3612QE Compatible with HM77 Chipset

    Andrew C.

      The 3612QE page indicates that it is only compatible with the following chipsets: HM65, QM67, QM77. I do not see anything spec-wise which would cause it to be incompatible with HM77. I am planning on installing the 3612QE on an HM77 based MB and I wanted to confirm that are compatible. My assumption is that they are, but some the business features will be missing.

       

      Is this an accurate assumption?

        • 1. Re: Is i7-3612QE Compatible with HM77 Chipset
          Diego_Intel

          Hello,

           

          There might be many different options for you to upgrade or replace your processor with. We recommend contacting the computer manufacturer as they have set the valid compatibility list between the computer, the BIOS and the available processors in the market. The system manufacturer should also provide the specifications on what technologies from the processor might or might not be supported.

           

          Please bear in mind that what limits the compatibility is the computer itself (motherboard and bios) not the processor. The motherboard requires to have the proper micro code to manage the processor, if not, the system will not work, and it is the computer manufacturer or Original Equipment Manufacturer who develops the BIOS to include the microcode for the processor