Hi was hoping one of you guys could advise me with a small issue i appear to have found myself in...
Sorting out my partners PC and it needs a new mobo (or so my techs tell me) so i dutifully get on dabs, do a quick Cross ref and order mother board.
It get's here i start swapping bits out only to find its teh wrong socket :( correct size just 2 tiny bits of plastic (Alignment markers i presume) are about 2 mm out of place to fit in the chip
this is the motherboard http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8...matx-81X1.html
Can only assume there is another socket type that i am not aware of or something
Many thanks in advance
I5's also use 1156 sockets and they are completely different, if you let us know what the chip is (i5-2300, i5 360 etc) we can let you know for certain the problem is that there are also 1366 and 2011 sockets that come with I5's available.
Ahh here in lies the problem... with the dead motherboard i have no idea which it is other than i5 (seen shortly before PC died for good)
Any tips on finding out?
Well we can rule out 2011 straight away unless its under 5 months old 1366 would have put it in a high end price bracket the way to rule it out is the processors for 1366 are roughly 45mm x 43mm the 1155 and 1156 are both 37.5x37.5mm. As for the difference between 1155 and 1156 well hopefully this picture will show how the plastic notches on the 1156 are slightly lower down the socket and in line with the lines running through the pins.
I do realise that if you don't have the board still you cant see this but you can just about tell on the back of the processor aswell. If you do still have the motherboard the simpler option is to get the motherboard make and model off it which can easily be looked up.
What was the old motherboard? Any markings on the CPU?