Every so often you have to clean out your closet and make room for new digs. That's exactly what Intel is doing. The Santa Clara chip maker issued Product Discontinuance notices for several processors, including two LGA 1156 processors, the Core i5 661 (3.33GHz) and Core i3 530 (2.93GHz). Intel's notice affects both boxed and OEM CPUs.
There's no need to hit the panic button if you've had your eye on either of these chips for any reason. Intel will continue taking orders for both Clarksdale parts up until April 27, 2012. Shipments for retail box versions will continue while supplies last, and OEM chips will ship until October 5, 2012.
Several LGA 775 processors are also being slowly scrapped, including the Pentium E5700, Celeron E3500, and Celeron E3400. Intel will accept orders for all three up until December 30, 2011, and stop shipments by June 8, 2012 or while supplies last.