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The quad i5 I bought for my new desktop is an i5-4670K LGA1150

My motherboard is a MSI P67A-S40 Core i7 socket 1155 Motherboard w/ Intel P67 Express Chipset USB 3

Does the fact that Core i7 is listed specify that it MUST take an i7 despite the 1155 being the same? As I understand motherboards no one board is limited to one specific type of CPU in such a way. Furthermore the MSI website doesn't list this board for its support...

Why won't my CPU fit? Is this board bogus?

To specify won't fit, when I line up the notches on my CPU with the pegs that fit in the notches, the CPU hangs off the dock by about 1\16 of an inch.

  • Any ix-3xxx Ivybridge processor will fit your motherboard – Ramhound Apr 7 '14 at 23:34
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(Most) Haswell processors are built for Socket 1150. It is not compatible with Socket 1155 (Sandy/Ivy Bridge).

  • You have no idea how retarded I feel right now, how could I have missed that!? – Ender Apr 7 '14 at 21:25
  • The names are quite similar, after all. There's also a i3-3220 and a i5-3320 – subject to some confusion in much the same way. – Daniel B Apr 7 '14 at 21:27

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