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Frequently Asked Questions About Memory for Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors


Last Reviewed: 13-Sep-2017
Article ID: 000006047

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Which Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors have processor graphics?
  • Intel® Core™ i5-2xxx Processor Series supports Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000
  • Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Processor Series supports Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx Processor Series supports Intel® HD Graphics 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-5xxx Processor Series supports Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 6200
  • Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processor Series supports Intel® HD Graphics 530 or Intel® HD Graphics 580
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processor Series supports Intel® HD Graphics 630 

Intel® Core™ i5-3350P Processors do not 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. Currently available chassis tested to support 95 W processors should meet the requirement. We highly recommend using a Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC). Note that the i5-6600K has a thermal envelope of 130 W.

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

View the Intel Warranty Guide for Intel® Processors.

Integration

What thermal solution should I use for Intel® Core™ i5-7600K and i5-6600K Processors?Intel® Core™ 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 91 W or 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?
  • Intel® Core™ i5-6xx / i5-7xx Processor Series uses an LGA1156 socket
  • Intel® Core™ i5-2xxx / i5-3xxx Processor Series uses an LGA1155 socket
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx / i5-5675C Processors use an LGA1150 socket
  • Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processors Series uses an LGA1151 socket
  • Intel® Core™ i5-6685R and i5-6585R use BGA socket
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processors Series uses an LGA1151 socket
Are processors compatible across different sockets?Processors for one type of socket are not 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 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 do not support 16-bit components, 16-bit processes, or 16-bit applications.
  • 16-bit applications and software are not validated on 4th Generation Intel® Processor Families.
  • 16-bit might run on 32-bit operating systems but is not optimized for a 32-bit operating system.
    Note See 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?
  • Intel® Core™ i5-6xx/i5-7xx/i5-2xxx Processor Series uses 1066/1333 MHz DDR3 memory
  • Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Processor Series uses 1333/1600 MHz DDR3 memory
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx/i5-5xxx Processor Series uses 1333/1600 MHz DDR3 / DDR3L memory
  • Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processor Series maximum frequency is 1600 MHz for DDR3L and 2133 MHz for DDR4
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processor Series maximum frequency is 1600 MHz for DDR3L and 2400 MHz for DDR4
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 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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