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Upgrading ASUS CM5671-05 cpu

So I've been looking at different games and my bottle neck seems to be the cpu since i already upgraded my graphics card. Seems the socket in my computer should be lga 775 from the computer specs i found online and the processer listed in the computer properties. This is the processor im looking at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116903&IsVirtualParent=1
Is there anything else I have to worry about other than the socket? power shouldn't be an issue since i upgraded that already. Also is there any other recommendation I know this is old stuff but i wont be buying another comp till after i graduate in a year or so.
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    The only problem you may face would be if the PC doesn't recognize that processor w/o a BIOS update first. Make sure you have the latest BIOS for the MB in the PC.

    What processor do you have now? If it is the most common CPU used in that PC, the Pentium E5500, it isn't much of an improvement.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/386/Intel_Core_2_Duo_E7500_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_E5500.html
  2. clutchc said:
    The only problem you may face would be if the PC doesn't recognize that processor w/o a BIOS update first. Make sure you have the latest BIOS for the MB in the PC.

    What processor do you have now? If it is the most common CPU used in that PC, the Pentium E5500, it isn't much of an improvement.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/386/Intel_Core_2_Duo_E7500_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_E5500.html


    Thats a disappointing difference but thanks for the info, i guess ill look to see if theres something better i can get for around $100
  3. If you can make out the MB make/model number printed on it, we might be able to find the CPU support list for the board. Being an OEM pre-built, it won't be easy, but I'm hoping Asus used their standard MBs and not some proprietary version with an off-the-wall BIOS.
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