CPU & Mobo Compatibility

On a budget I am looking to put together a new PC to replace my old P4. I have selected a Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU with a FSB of 1333 MHz which can be seen here:

http://tinyurl.com/3y95at

A lot of the mobos I have looked at support up to 1066 FSB. Will this CPU work with this bus speed without any degradation in performance, or should I be looking for a Mobo that supports 1333 MHz FSB. Any recommendations would be appreciated (I am on a budget).
Some of the 1333 MHz Mobos's I have looked at support the Conroe type of CPU - what is a Conroe type CPU, and will the E6850 work with this type of mobo?

TIA
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  1. You should post it without the TinyURL if you really want help.

    I don't click on random links.
  2. Indeed, might be better if you'd just posted the link to ebuyer....

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130483

    I'm at work, so I don't care about clicking on random links :)
    With regard to the mobo's don't think it really makes much difference between 1066 & 1333
  3. jimelliot said:
    On a budget I am looking to put together a new PC to replace my old P4. I have selected a Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU with a FSB of 1333 MHz which can be seen here:

    http://tinyurl.com/3y95at

    A lot of the mobos I have looked at support up to 1066 FSB. Will this CPU work with this bus speed without any degradation in performance, or should I be looking for a Mobo that supports 1333 MHz FSB. Any recommendations would be appreciated (I am on a budget).
    Some of the 1333 MHz Mobos's I have looked at support the Conroe type of CPU - what is a Conroe type CPU, and will the E6850 work with this type of mobo?

    TIA


    E6850 is $300 or so.

    You can get a good combo of mobo that is 1333/1066 MHz for less than $300. How comfortable are you with overclocking? You can save a lot by getting an E6750 paired with a P35 motherboard with an ICH9 south bridge. Most are high 90s to low 100s.

    It's pretty simple and you get performance better than the E6850 for cheaper.
  4. Never overclocked a pc before.
  5. E6850 + Low End P35 = $400

    If you read up on overclocking and had any questions you can feel free to ask. It can save you a bit of money that you could spend elsewhere.

    Options :)

    You could also wait for Penryns in Mid-January.
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