I would like to install a Dual Core because I've heard that they run better than a Quad Core with games... and I'll just hold tight with that until another 2 yrs. when technology exponentially upgrades itself once more.
My question is, I am not sure what "version" of the board I have. Apparently there is a rev. 1.0, a 2.0 and 3.3. I have no idea what a "rev." is (perhaps someone can explain it to me). This has been all new to me until recently, and I have been doing hours upon hours of researching trying to learn this stuff. Luckily, it's interesting to me, although so very technical. lol
When I look at the "Supported CPU" list, apparently the E6600 and E6700 is supported with the rev. 1.0, but the E6850 (which I am going to buy if somehow it can be supported) is not.
Now on the 3.3, the E6850 is supported. But on the 1.0, no.
How can I figure out what Rev. Version I have of my motherboard? I've tried using Gigabytes software that came with the motherboard, but it isn't displaying enough info for me. Is there any way I can get the E6850 supported with my motherboard even if I have a rev. 1.0?