CPU Advice

I'm presently runnin a PD 915@ 800 MHz FSB. I'm also hooked to the 945G chipset that supports the Core 2 duo CPU. My question is can I upgrade to the,say E-8500 @ 1333MHz FSB.???? or do I have to stay with the 800MHz FSB versions???? What governs the FSB???? My MOBO specs say nothing of the core2 duo being applicable,But the 945G chipset supports it. What to do???? I have the latest BIOS Update which I believe supports Core2 duo.
Thanks again.
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  1. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00864946&lc=en&cc=us

    Supports the following processors:

    * Core 2 Duo E6x00 - try and find one of these
    * Core 2 Duo E4x00 - or this one

    * Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core
    * Pentium D 8xx Dual Core
    * Pentium 4 6x1 series
    * Celeron D 3xx series

    Front-side bus

    533 MHz, 800 MHz, 1066 MHz (processor dependent)
  2. highly unlickly that bios supports it - look it up or contact the mobo vender tech support

    945g chipset is low fsb chipset - depends on the mobo maker

    wrong cpu, try 800mhz core 2 - named pentium such as the 2180
  3. Yep the board Datman II referred to is the wrong board. Mine is the Limestone not the Leonite. Thanks Though.
  4. Close, but no cigar! D'oh!
  5. seriously i doubt it. but a e6600 will still be pretty quick.

    these day there are more chipset then there a CPU's (slight exagurations)
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