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I would like to know if ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735 ) support intel core i5 cpu?

In the manual it says:

CPU:
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AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors 
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
Supports CPU up to 140 W
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology

But, I am not sure, if it supports it.

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No. As you can see from the specifications, it supports AMD CPUs which use the AM3+ socket. Intel uses other sockets.

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specifically the core i5 uses LGA 1155 sockets. They also have incompatible chipsets etc etc. Any attempt to install a core i5 system in said AM3+ system will result in much cussing, swearing, and at the minimum, much violence. –  Journeyman Geek May 13 '12 at 4:47
    
Thanks a lot! I was about to order one and refrained. –  user122530 May 13 '12 at 4:53

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