I was wondering, as the title says, will a 2nd gen intel motherboard work with 3rd gen intel i-5 processor? The sockets are the same but I wasnt sure. I have not upgraded or built a machine in a while and im a little out of the loop.
By default, it doesn't work. You must do a BIOS update. And there's the catch... Google IF the producer of that motherboard offer a BIOS update. Some do, some don't.