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Best processor for the following board

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Ok I have the following board and want to get the best possible processor.  
I would like to know the best possible processor and the best processor for price.

I thought I had tried to order the best possible LGA1156 processor but I did something wrong because I had to send it back after it was a definite non-match


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188053
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Question by:Sean Meyer
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by:Lee Ingalls
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LGA-1156 is the socket type -- the i7 and i5 LGA1156 is the recommended CPU for that motherboard. Sure they shipped you what you ordered?

http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/121-LF-E652.pdf

Check out the CPU installation video... just for reference.
http://www.evga.com/articles/00502/micro/

Can you upload a picture of the motherboard?
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by:Dan Craciun
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You can find here the list of compatible processors: http://www.evga.com/support/motherboard/legacy/

Looks like for P55 motherboards, the best processor is Core i7 880 - 3.06 GHz, if you're not interested in overcloaking, or Core i7 875K - 2.93 GHz, if you want to overclock it.

HTH,
Dan
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by:garycase
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Do yourself a favor and toss the board :-)

A Haswell Core i5-4570 will notably outperform the best Core i7 you can get for that board;  and unless you can find one on ebay, a NOS ("new old stock") Core i7-860/870 will likely cost you almost as much as an i5-4570 AND a new Haswell motherboard !!

... and if you're willing to spend a bit more for a Haswell i7-4770, it will double the performance of the earlier Socket 1156 i7's


... But if for some reason you have to use that board, look for a Core i7-860 or 870
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