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I plan to build another computer for my daughter and chose the Intel I5 8400 processor.Could you help me ? Would like you to tell me which motherboard would be good for this processor and which DDR4 memory should I buy thank you

MMatu3
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Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MMatu3 Thank you for posting in the Intel Community. The Intel® Core™ i5-8400 Processor has to be used with a DDR4-2666 this information is available on https://ark.intel.com/products/126687/Intel-Core-i5-8400-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4-00-GHz-, you can also find with more details about the Max Memory Size and Max number of Memory Channels. For the motherboard comparability you can refer to Intel® Desktop Compatibility Tool (http://processormatch.intel.com/MotherBoards/CompatibleBoards?componentName=i5-8400) you can find compatible motherboard models. NOTE: for detail information about each motherboard model please contact the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the motherboard of your preference; you can also confirm the motherboard memory compatibility with them. Computer Manufacturer Support Websites https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/oems.html. Hope this helps. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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MMatu3
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Dear friends, I received your email indicating motherboards for my Intel I5 8a Generation 8400 Coffee Lake processor, but the person who will set up my computer pointed me to the following motherboard: ASUS PRIME B360M-A. Is this motherboard possible? Does it work well with intel? Is it really a good or excellent motherboard? I ask these questions because a motherboard is very expensive here in Brazil and I can not spend money for nothing. Many thanks for the reply. Mauricio Matulevicius
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MMatu3
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HI Leonardo C. thank you so much.

 

One doubt : May i use in this machine Windows 7 ?

 

I ask because in site i saw drivers for windows 10

One more time thank you

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Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MMatu3 The Intel® UHD graphics 630 controller supports Windows® 10 64 bit only (reference link: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005526/graphics-drivers.html) that is why you are able to find drivers for this operating system; if you install other Operating System (OS) you will be using the drivers provided by the OS and this might or might not work or cause errors. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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n_scott_pearson
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Saying this in a slightly better way...

 

You are looking at an 8th generation processor. Intel supports only Windows 10 on 7th generation and newer processors and corresponding chipsets. Intel develops and maintains device drivers for only Windows 10 on these processors and corresponding chipsets. While some driver packages can be used with previous versions of Windows, Intel is not validating these packages on these previous versions and thus no performance or operational guarantees are provided.

 

Hope this explains it,

...S

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Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MMatu3 Based on the motherboard compatibility on ASUS* website the processor should work correctly on the motherboard you can confirm the mother performance with ASUS* (https://www.asus.com/support/). Reference link for the motherboard compatibility: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/PRIME-B360M-A/HelpDesk_CPU/ Hope this helps. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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MMatu3
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Thank you so much !!!! Mauricio Matulevicius
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