I have just bought a core i3 first generation(Intel® Core™ i3-530 Processor (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz Socket LGA1156) but I looked up the website of the motherboard(H61M-K ASUS) and it showed me this:-

    Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors

Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU

Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 

Supports CPU up to 77 W

it says it can support 1155 socket core i3 2nd/3rd generation but mine is 1156 core i3 1st generation. Will the processor work?


No; there is a physical incompatibility between LGA 1156 and LGA 1155.

From Wikipedia:

Processors for LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 sockets are not compatible with each other since they have different socket notches.

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    Well, I think it's a bit more than just different socket notches. It's not possible to make it work just by changing the notches so that it physically fits in the socket - that's a recipe for something going 'bang'. Dec 23 '15 at 3:23

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