Hey guy, I have another quick question. So far, I have enjoyed my stay, everyone is very helpful. Anyways, I need to know if I can upgrade my CPU to this newer model. I currently have an intel DP965 LE Motherboard, but I would like to know if this motherboard is upgradable to an intel core 2 extreme. I had some guys trying to help me in a different thready (thanks!), but I thought it would be best to ask in the CPU thred, to get a second opinion. I am having a hard time finding the resources to tell me this, so ANY help is appreciated. Thank!
Light gaming. I want to play a couple casual games on it, and then the standard stuff like office. I guess since the extreme is dual core, same frequency, and LGA 775, it should work. Even if it doesnt and I insert it into the motherboard but it doesnt work, will it break?
Not if you install it correctly. Even if the processor is right, the pins are very fragile. Just be careful in the installation and it will be okay, even if the chipset is wrong. The worst that will happen (other than breaking the pins) is that the computer won't start up for the lack of reading a processor.