I was wondering...I have a gateway system running perfect right now
I see some cheap core2quad q8200s with the same 65w tdp as my current core2duo e6300(its olllldddd and holding my gtx 260 back and I want a quad core)
My current one has a 1066 mhz fsb and the q8200 has a 1333mhz fsb...ive put in core2quads into customers systems where the fsb only supported 1066 but the chip was 1333...this is just a stock board and It think it will work
the motherboard is the gateway love valley p965 motherboard and it does support the intel core2extremes which are practically core2quads and they have a much higher tdp so im suspecting that mine should support the lower tdp core2quad easily ...
I like this system a lot and dont see now reason to get a new case and motherboard if the q8200 will work....Im thinking that it will...but only a 1066mhz bus ...and i really dont care about that because it will be heaps faster than what I got atm