Upgrading Motherboard

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Upgrading Motherboard
Do i need to Replace my Processor while upgrading the MotherBoard.? I am Having ASUS MotherBoard and AMD processor. Now i want to upgrade it to i5 , my basic need is that my board should support more RAM upto 32 GB , so i am doing this .. Geeks please address this

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The question is, will the motherboard support the current CPU?  You can purchase a newer motherboard and a less expensive CPU but I don’t think it will work the other way.  Your best bet is to Google the question of what motherboard supports your CPU chip and see what is out there.

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  • TomLiotta
    If your current motherboard doesn't support 32GB and you need 32GB, then the motherboard needs to be replaced whether the processor is also replaced or not. An i5 processor will need either socket type LGA1155 or LGA1156 depending on which generation it is. I'm not aware of any compatibility of i5 with any socket that supports AMD nor any earlier Intel processor, so the motherboard is almost certainly needing replacement anyway. (Someone else might know more about that.) -- Tom
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  • Kevin Beaver
    The new motherboard specs should say which processors are supported.
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  • MyAnswers
    Thanks Tom nad Kevin, for ur knowledege on this..may i know where can i find the documentaiton for finding the processors that are supported by i5
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  • TomLiotta
    ...for finding the processors that are supported by i5   First, I assume you meant "motherboard" rather than "processors". Next, I don't know that there is such a thing as 'documentaiton for finding the [motherboards] that are supported by i5'.   I suppose you could go to just about any on-line outlet such as TigerDirect.com and run queries for [motherboard socket 1155] (or 1156 depending on what i5 you get). Or it seems that ASUS Z68 motherboards are among the most favorite, so you might just go for one of those. Just be sure the socket matches exactly.   I don't know if many would choose a CPU as the starting point and then look for a motherboard for it. I would expect it would usually be the otherway around with requirements such as overclocking, maximum RAM, RAID support, video or graphics capabilities, USB 3.0, 6Gbps SATA,  etc., being the guides. Then get a CPU that the motherboard supports.   Tom
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