Originally Posted by sbao26975
If I recall correctly, you can use 1156 CPUs on 1155 motherboards.
Only on like one AsRock board IIRC.
But anyways I know you already have been answered but I wanted to add my 2c.
The only way as I see it to get a "universal motherboard" is if the board came with multiple cpu sockets that could be taken out and changed for a new one that came with the board. Even then the board probably wouldn't work without exchangeable DIMM slots.
Then there is the circuitry which even if the exchangeable DIMM slots and sockets worked perfectly would likely be the downfall of any universal board. Plus even if all those kinks were worked out then you would likely have the problem of possibly damaging the board while exchanging the parts. So basically I wouldn't want one
plus they'd probably be crazily ridiculously priced.