Can I use a LGA 1156 processor on my LGA 1155 motherboard?

Processors for LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 sockets are not compatible with each other since they have different socket notches. LGA 1155 also marked the beginning of secure boot with support in some later boards.

Will an LGA 1155 fit a 1156?

No they are two different sockets and are not backwards compatible.

Is LGA 1156 outdated?

The LGA 1156 and LGA 1366 sockets and processors were discontinued sometime in 2012, having been superseded by the LGA 1155 and LGA 2011 respectively.

What cpus can fit in LGA 1155?

LGA 1155 sockets are compatible with two architectural generations of Intel Processors: Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge.

What’s the difference between LGA 1155 and 1156?

Socket LGA 1155 uses a land grid array format, so the pins are on the socket, rather than the processor. Socket LGA 1155 uses the same cover plate as Socket 1156, but is not interchangeable with it. Socket LGA 1155 is also used by Intel’s Ivy Bridge (third-generation) Core ix-series processors.

Does LGA 1156 support DDR3?

Intel’s mainstream LGA 1156 interface hosts the Core i5 and Core i7-800 series, plus the Core i3 soon expected to cover lower price points. It’s possible to run DDR3 memory on the platform at speeds between DDR3-800 and DDR3-2000—or even faster if overclocked.

Is LGA 1200 compatible with LGA 1155?

Thanks to LGA 1200’s similar size to LGA 1151, it looks like LGA 1200 will support existing Intel-compatible coolers. This means that LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, and LGA1151 compatible coolers will all be supported on LGA 1200, assuming these heatsinks meet the cooling requirements of LGA 1200 processors.

Is the 1155 socket outdated?

No. Unless you’re already running with 16GB of RAM and you can find the I7-2700 on the cheap (read free), it’s time for a new core system.

Is LGA 1155 still good?

I recommend you use your money to move to a much more modern and capable build. At a minimum, you should consider a current CPU/motherboard/memory combo. The 1155 was good in its day, but is falling far behind what is available today.

Does LGA 1155 support DDR4?

LGA 1155 motherboards are no longer in production and most of them have been sold out. You can’t run DDR4 memory on them anyway. If you want to upgrade you’ll have to switch processors as well.

Will an LGA 1155 fit a 1151?

Will a CPU designed for the LGA-1155 CPU socket fit in a LGA-1150 or LGA-1151 socket? No, absolutely not. They are not compatible.

What came after socket 775?

The socket was superseded by the LGA 1156 (Socket H) and LGA 1366 (Socket B)

What processors are used in Intel LGA 1155 socket?

LGA 1155, also called Socket H2, is a socket used for Intel microprocessors based on Sandy Bridge (2nd-Gen, 32nm, 2k-series) and Ivy Bridge (3rd-Gen, 22nm, 3k-series) microarchitectures.. It is the successor of LGA 1156 (known as Socket H) and was itself succeeded by LGA 1150 in 2013. Along with selected variations of LGA 2011 socket, it was the last Intel socket to fully support Windows XP

What socket is used by an Intel processor?


  • LGA1200
  • LGA1151
  • LGA1150
  • LGA1155
  • LGA1156
  • LGA2066
  • LGA775 (Desktop Processors with this socket are discontinued.)
  • LGA1366 (Desktop Processors with this socket are discontinued.)
  • LGA2011 (Desktop Processors with this socket are discontinued.)
  • What CPU is compatible with my Motherboard?

    Identify your processor or note the processor you need to look up.

  • Go to Desktop and Workstation Processors.
  • Choose from the list the family (example: 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors).
  • Choose from the list the processor you need and click Select.
  • A list of compatible motherboards will be displayed.
  • How to upgrade PC processor on Socket LGA 1155?

    — Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1155 CPU and Heatsink Pg 2. Installing an Intel LGA1155 Processor Safely Pg 3. Inserting the socket LGA1155 CPU the right way Pg 4. Locking the Processor in Position Pg 5. Installing the CPU Heatsink Correctly Pg 6. Removing Socket LGA1155 heatsinks and processors safely Pg 7.