Frequently Asked Questions about Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors

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11-Oct-2018

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Where to find technical information about Intel® Core i5 Desktop Processors?

Refer to the product specification page to find technical information about Intel Core i5 Desktop processors.

Which Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors have processor graphics?
Processor Supported Graphics
Intel® Core™ i5-2xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000
Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000
Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Intel® Core™ i5-5xxx Processor Series Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 6200
Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 530 or Intel® HD Graphics 580
Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 630
Intel® Core™ i5-8xxx Processor Series Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® Core™ i5-9600K Processor Intel® UHD Graphics 630
 Intel® Core™ i5-3350P Processors don't support processor graphics.
Do Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology?

Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.

Are there new chassis requirements for the Intel® Core™ i5 Processor platforms?

No, chassis requirements are the same for the Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor platforms using the LGA1150 / LGA1151 / LGA1155 / LGA1156 sockets. We highly recommend using a Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC).

Where can I find out about the Intel® Processor warranty process?

Check the Intel Warranty Guide for Intel® Processors.

Integration

What thermal solution should I use for Intel® Core™  i5-9600K, i5-8600K, i5-7600K, and i5-6600K Processors?Intel® Core™ i5-9600K, i5-8600K, i5-7600K, and i5-6600K Processors require a thermal solution for a 130 W Processor Thermal Design Power (TDP). These Intel® Processors have a thermal envelope of 130 W and a power consumption of 95W, 95 W, 91 W, and 95 W respectively.
 
Where can I find installation information for Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors?

To find installation and integration material across different sockets, visit the Intel® Processor Installation Support Center.

Can I update my Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor?

First, make sure your desktop board's socket supports your processor package type. You can get this information from your desktop board manufacturer.

Once you find the model number of your desktop board, go to the appropriate manufacturer support page. Use the Intel® Processors and Boards Compatibility Tool to see if your Intel® Desktop Board supports your new processor choice.

Compatibility

Which sockets do the Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors use?
Processor Socket Used
Intel® Core™ i5-6xx / i5-7xx Processor Series LGA1156
Intel® Core™ i5-2xxx / i5-3xxx Processor Series LGA1155
Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx / i5-5675C Processors LGA1150
Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processors Series LGA1151
Intel® Core™ i5-6685R and i5-6585R BGA
Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processors Series LGA1151
Intel® Core™ i5-8xxx Processors Series LGA11511
Intel® Core™ i5-9600K Processors LGA11511

1Requires Intel® 300 Series Chipset motherboards to deliver the rated performance.

Are processors compatible across different sockets?Processors for one type of socket aren't compatible with other socket types because of electrical, mechanical, and keying differences.

The boxed fan heatsinks work across sockets because the socket footprint is the same. You need to match the Thermal Design Profile (TDP) of the respective processors to properly match the right heatsinks to the right processors.

What are the compatibility concerns for Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors that use the LGA1151 socket?

Intel® Core™ i5-9600K and i5-8xxx Desktop Processors use a chipset based on the Intel® 300 Series Chipset Boards. Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx and i7-7xxx Desktop Processors use a chipset based on the Intel® 100 and 200 Series Chipset Boards. The Intel Core i5-8xxx Processors aren't compatible with Intel® 100 and 200 Series Chipset Boards.

Check with your desktop board manufacturer to confirm they support the processor you want to use and the recommended update process.

What are the compatibility concerns for Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors that use the LGA1155 socket?

Intel® Core™ i5-2xxx Desktop Processors use a chipset based on Intel® 6 Series Express Chipsets. Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Desktop Processors use a chipset based on Intel® 7 Series Express Chipsets. The processors are backward and forward compatible with some notable exceptions.

Check with your desktop board manufacturer to confirm they support the processor you want to use and the recommended update process.

If you install an Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Processor on a desktop board based on the Intel® 6 Series Express Chipset, it might require updated BIOS, ME8 firmware, and drivers.

See how to update the BIOS on Intel® Desktop Boards with Intel® 6 Series Express Chipsets.

Which desktop boards are compatible with Intel® Core™ i5-4690K Desktop Processors?

The Intel® Core™ i5-4690K Desktop Processor is compatible with desktop boards based on the Intel® 9 Series Chipset (Z97, H97). Check with your desktop board manufacturer for compatibility with Intel® Desktop Boards with Intel® 8 Series Chipsets.

Can I run a 16-bit application with a 4th Generation Intel® Processor?
  • 64-bit operating systems don't support 16-bit components, 16-bit processes, or 16-bit applications.
  • 16-bit applications and software aren't validated on 4th Generation Intel® Processor Families.
  • 16-bit might run on 32-bit operating systems but isn't optimized for a 32-bit operating system.
    Note Document 325462, Intel® 64, and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manual, section 21.2, Performance:
    Always use 32-bit code segments when possible. They run much faster than 16-bit code segments on P6 family processors, and somewhat faster on earlier IA-32 processors.
  • See your software vendor for 32-bit or 64-bit versions to use with this newer hardware and operating system.

Memory

What are the Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor DDR3 / DDR4 memory voltage limitations?

We recommend using memory that adheres to the JEDEC* memory specification. Anything over the specified voltage can damage the processor or significantly reduce processor life span.

  • For DDR3 memory: 1.5 volts, plus or minus 5%
  • For DDR3L memory: 1.35 volts, plus or minus 5%
  • For DDR4 memory: 1.2 volts, plus or minus 5%
What is the maximum frequency for DDR3 / DDR4 memory when used with Intel® Core™ i5 Processors?
Processor Memory Supported Maximum Frequency
Intel® Core™ i5-6xx/i5-7xx/i5-2xxx Processor Series DDR3 1066/1333 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Processor Series DDR3 1333/1600 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx/i5-5xxx Processor Series DDR3 / DDR3L 1333/1600 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processor Series DDR3L 1600 MHz
DDR4 2133 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processor Series DDR3L 1600 MHz
DDR4 2400 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-8xxx Processor Series DDR4 2666 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-9600K Processor DDR4 2666 MHz
Do Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors support Error Correction Code (ECC) memory?

Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors and Intel® Desktop Boards don't typically support Error Code Correction (ECC) memory. ECC memory is usually for servers and workstations due to the price premium of ECC memory and chipset support. Check with your desktop board manufacturer to see if ECC memory is enabled on your board.

 
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