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HP prodesk small form factor CPU question

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I posted the same question on toms hardware I didnt feel like rewriting so i have copied it

 

 

 

Hello,

TLDR: Does Hp cut corners on their premade machines causing the processors to be incompatible with other motherboards? even though the sockets are the same. A friend suggested this could be the case please no flaming.


I'm currently in a bind and seeking advice. I recently received "HP prodesk small form factor pc" After being asked which i would prefer a desktop or laptop. I said desktop assuming i would be able to use the components from whatever desktop I got as parts for my current desktop. Heres the problem. My main desktop was experiencing problems due to ram frequency restrictions on my motherboard. The gtx 660 in my desktop apparently didn't like that my ram wasn't set up the same as the memory on my GPU(at least after countless hours of troubleshooting is the conclusion i came to), which lead to crashes while i would be gaming..So anyway my question is will the I5 in the prodesk work with another motherboard or will i see smoke when i install it. the only reason im even asking is a good friend of mine said that HP may have cut corners to save costs thus making the processor incompatible with other boards.

Before it gets suggested I guess it would be good to note that the case is much to small for the gpu.. and i cant mount it in my current case because the CPU heatsink is connected directly to the case. ALSO the board doesn't have a standard atx power connector. so id either have to look up a wiring diagram and jury rig my psu to work with it or just run two powersupplies one for the MB and another for the graphics card. Either way the problem still remains that i cant mount the motherboard in another without..nuts..washers...ect a big mess essentially.

If anyone else has used one of these processors in another motherboard your input would be invaluable.

Thanks,
-Vash
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As far as I am aware, HP uses stock OEM CPUs as sold by Intel and AMD. HP is incapable of modifying the CPU to be incompatible with another manufacturer's motherboard. As long as the CPU that was installed in your HP, it 100% supported by the motherboard you intend to place it in... IT WILL WORK.

 

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