Question - Does Intel motherboard support AMD processor?

Answered by: Judith Coleman  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-06-2022  |  Views: 1225  |  Total Questions: 11

No. The AMD and Intel processors use different architecture and technology. Essentially, if you have an Intel motherboard you must use an Intel processor and an AMD motherboard must have an AMD processor. Short answer - no. AMD and Intel use completely different socket types. Additionally, Intel has contact pads on their processors that make contact with pins in the socket, and AMD has the opposite (pins on the processor, contact slots in the socket). You must match your socket to your processor. This means that if you're contemplating a significant, generational upgrade for an Intel CPU it likely involves a motherboard upgrade. AMD users are in a little better situation, but they, too, need to be careful. Socket AM3 users can upgrade to all Athlon II, Phenom, and Phenom II processors. Overall, both companies produce processors within striking distance of one another on nearly every front — price, power, and performance. Intel chips tend to offer better performance per core, but AMD compensates with more cores at a given price and better onboard graphics. It is possible to upgrade the CPU on some laptops, but you'll need to hunt down a specific mobile processor for it. Laptops are far more picky than desktop PCs about such upgrades.

While Intel makes a lot of similar processors, these units are not interchangeable in the motherboard. You cannot take your five-year-old computer and slot the newest Intel CPU into the motherboard. The most limiting factor to this is the socket. Different models of Intel processors work in different slot styles.

These systems, generally, cannot be upgraded without replacing the entire motherboard - and often even that is not a possibility. (Sometimes, replacing these motherboard is possible, though. ) Most computer processors are socketed.

Unfortunately, there are several factors that may make it impossible to upgrade from an i3 to an i5. The processor may be integrated into the motherboard. On most laptop computers and some desktop models, the CPU is actually integrated with the motherboard, making it impossible to replace.

With the old motherboard free, you'll need to remove its CPU cooler, CPU, and RAM so you can install it into your new motherboard. Once that's done, it's time to get your new motherboard in your PC. You pretty much just have to replace everything you just pulled out of your old motherboard.

Part 2 Installing Your Processor Turn off and unplug your computer. Place your computer on its side. Remove the side panel. Ground yourself. Locate the motherboard. Remove the current heat sink. Check your current processor's fit. Remove the current processor.

Start with your motherboard outside of your PC's case, on a flat surface. Release the small metal lever holding the CPU retention bracket to Intel's LGA socket in the motherboard. Now you can insert your chip. Make sure that you line up the two guiding notches on the socket with the notches along the edge of your chip.

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Part 3 Installing Your New Processor Install your new motherboard (if necessary). Ground yourself. Remove the new processor from its protective bag. Line up the notches or triangle on the processor with the socket. Gently lay the processor into the socket. Relatch the socket cover. Apply thermal paste to the processor.

Steps Open your computer case. Then remove both side panels for easy access to the motherboard tray. Ground yourself. Replace the I/O panel shield. Find the standoffs. Install the standoffs. Place your motherboard on the standoffs. Install your components. Connect the power supply.

Installing the new graphics card Power down the PC. Hit the switch on the back of the PC to turn off supply to the PSU. Extract the side panel (usually held on by two screws on the rear). Remove the screws holding the GPU in on the rear bracket. Unlock the PCI-e slot clip. Remove the GPU by lightly pulling on the card.

Part 2 Installing Desktop RAM Power down the computer. Unplug the power cable. Open the case. Ground yourself. Remove existing RAM (if necessary). Check how the RAM slots are laid out. Install your RAM. Close up the computer. Boot up your operating system.