Processors
Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Integration overview (LGA1366-land package)

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The Boxed Intel® Core™ i7-900 Processor Series

The following overview and installation instructions are for professional system integrators building PCs that use the Intel® Core™ i7-900 Processor Series with industry-accepted motherboards, chassis, and peripherals. The overview has technical information intended to aid in system integration for LGA1366-based desktop boards. Product information can also be found in the product brief, frequently asked questions (FAQ), and selling guide for the Intel® Core™ i7 Processor.

Note that there is also an Intel® Core™ i7-800 Processor Series that uses a different processor package (LGA1156) and socket. Refer to the integration instructions for this different socket type if you have this processor. You can find those instructions at the bottom of this document under related topics.

Contents:

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The Boxed Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

Processor overview

Boxed processor contents

Boxed Intel® Processor thermal solution overview

Identifying a boxed processor

Platform component selection

Motherboard selection

PCG

Fan heatsink support

Chassis selection

Power supply selection

Integrating systems based on the Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

Boxed processor installation

Operating system support

Software optimization

Conclusion

Related topics
Installation and integration of LGA1366 socket desktop processors
Installation and integration of LGA1156 socket desktop processors
How to apply Thermal Interface Material (TIM)

This applies to:

Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition

Solution ID: CS-030866
Last Modified: 11-Aug-2014
Date Created: 02-Sep-2009
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