Question i5 3470s fit on this motherboard

cediegamotin

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I have a motherboard asus P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0 (LGA1155) does the i5-3470s fit?
I already have i3-3220 and will buy i5-3470s in a few days
 

AllanGH

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The socket is physically compatible.

Check with Asus to assure that the IvyBridge is supported, though. You will likely need a BIOS update to accommodate the new processor.
 

AllanGH

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Just call or email their tech support center and ask if the i5-3470s is supported on the P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0 motherboard; and if it will need a BIOS update to make that happen, or not.

If you get a "Yes" to the first part of the question, and a "No" to the second part, you're good to go.

If you get a "Yes" to the first part of the question, and a "Yes" to the second part, you need to do a BIOS update before using the new processor.

If you get a "No" to the first part of the question, don't bother with buying the processor, and start looking for a new motherboard.
 
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In addition to not being on the support list(strange why not) the s suffix processors are slower processors designed for low power environments.
I think you could probably do better for an upgrade.
Compare the passmark ratings for some sort of an idea of what you could gain.
 

cediegamotin

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In addition to not being on the support list(strange why not) the s suffix processors are slower processors designed for low power environments.
I think you could probably do better for an upgrade.
Compare the passmark ratings for some sort of an idea of what you could gain.
This is the only available processor at this moment, I guess I'll wait
 

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