Support Resources for Intel® Desktop Processors


Product Information & Documentation



See commonly requested Intel® Desktop Processor support resources.

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Intel® Desktop Processor warranty information

We recommend you keep a record of the serial number (ATPO) and the batch number (FPO). Keep the box or take a picture for reference. Keeping the information handy speeds up the processor warranty exchange or return process.

Sales information for Intel® Desktop Processor
Where to buy a boxed Intel® Desktop Processor?

You can buy Intel Boxed processors from retailers.  More information is available on the Intel® Processors site.  Choose the Intel® processor then choose Intel® family processors and check the Products section. You can also filter by generation and desktop. 

Where to buy a tray Intel® Desktop Processor?

A tray processor is sold wholesale, typically in bulk quantities, to system manufacturers such as Acer, Dell, or HP.  More manufacturers can be found here. These processors are usually sold in a tray format and integrated by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or reseller into a PC. 

Intel® Desktop Processor installation and integration

Processor Installation Support Center
How to apply thermal interface material
How to reseat Intel® Thermal solution
Thermal Management Recommendations for Boxed Intel® Desktop Processors

See the most common installation and integration topics by desktop processor family:

Intel® Desktop Processor family Processor socket Install video Install manual Integration guide
Intel® Core™ desktop processors (14th gen) LGA1700 Go Go N/A
13th Generation Intel® Desktop Processors LGA1700 Go Go N/A
12th Generation Intel® Desktop Processors LGA1700 Go Go N/A
Intel® Core™ X-series Processors LGA2066 Go Go N/A
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition LGA2011-v3 Go Go N/A
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition LGA2011 Go Go N/A
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition LGA1366 N/A Go Go
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor LGA2011-v3 Go Go N/A
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor LGA2011 Go Go N/A
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor LGA1366 Go Go Go
Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3 Processor LGA1151 Go Go N/A
Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3 Processor LGA1156 Go Go Go
Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3 Processor LGA1155 Go Go Go
Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3 Processor LGA1150 Go Go N/A
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor LGA775 Go Go Go
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop LGA775 Go Go N/A
Intel® Celeron® Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® D Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
Intel® Desktop Processor graphics, specifications, comparison, and technical documents

Individual specifications:

Processor's graphics: 

  • Use the above steps.
  • Look up Processor Graphics under Specifications. Note that if there is no processor information section, this means the processor has no Intel® HD Graphics.

Comparison: Compare all Desktop Intel® Processor

Technical documents:

Intel® Desktop Processor tools
Tool or Utility Description
Intel® Performance Maximizer
Note Intel® Performance Maximizer will be discontinued as of April 24, 2023. For an alternative overclocking experience explore Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility
  • An innovative, hyper-intelligent automatic processor overclocking tool.
  • Easier than ever to dynamically custom-tune an unlocked Intel processor based on its individual performance potential.
Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard
Note Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard has been discontinued as of October 20, 2022
  • A free software application that gets you streaming and recording in minutes by leveraging Open Broadcaster Software (OBS).
  • Set up a PC for streaming in minutes.
  • Automatically configure and tune broadcasting software within the wizard.
  • Optimize efficiency of the Intel® Core™ Processor for encoding, sound, bandwidth, and other features to determine the best streaming quality possible.
Intel® Product Compatibility Tool
  • Provides compatible products for Intel® Desktop Processors, Intel® Desktop Boards, and third-party desktop boards.
  • Processor families released before 2006 are not included in this tool.
Intel® Processor Identification Utility
Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool
Intel® Reverse Logistic Toolkit
  • Allows users to find the serial number (Visual ID) of their Intel® Processor.
  • Users can use smartphone camera to scan the 2D Matrix symbol on their Intel® Processor.
  • Download Intel® Reverse Logistic Toolkit
Intel® Application Optimization
  • Determines and directs application resources in real-time.
  • Optimization technology that allows users to see what games are optimized.
  • Users may disable the entire application or disable specific games.
  • Downloadable only through Microsoft* Store.
ARK | Your source for Intel® Product Information
  • Provides detailed information for all Intel® products.
  • Includes product essentials, detailed specifications, advanced technologies, and product images.
  • The former Intel codenames for processors and chipsets are listed in the tool under related products.
System Support Utility
  • Identifies the Intel® products on your computer.
  • Provides technical information, general system information, and available downloads for your products.
  • Available in both Windows* and Linux* support
Intel® Driver & Support Assistant
  • Scans system for Intel-provided drivers to make sure that they are up-to-date.
  • Detects the graphics driver updates that are relevant for your computer.
  • ActiveX*/Java browser component is required.