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September 5, 2010 11:40:21 PM

Hello,
I would like to upgrade the processor in my Gateway DX4710-UB002A to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz processor.
Does anyine know if this CPU is compatible or is there another recommended 2.66 GHz CPU?
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September 5, 2010 11:51:38 PM

Is that not already using a Q6600?
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September 6, 2010 1:54:42 AM

Right, Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz. I want to upgrade to a CPU @ 2.66 GHz.
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September 6, 2010 1:57:07 AM

biggreenvalley said:
Right, Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz. I want to upgrade to a CPU @ 2.66 GHz.

That's not really much of an upgrade, in fact I doubt if you'll notice any improvement whatsoever.
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September 7, 2010 11:17:48 AM

I'm just trying to meet the recommended requirements for some video editing software I plan on purchasing.

What I need is an educated answer to my original inquiry. Will the CPU I mentioned work well with the Gateway DX4710-UB002A or is there another CPU that would be better suited to my particular PC?

Mousemonkey, do you know the answer?

I have maxed out the memory and almost 2 GB of hard drive space installed running on Vista. Thanks.
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September 7, 2010 4:17:42 PM

It depends on the chipset as to what CPU will work, some chipsets that support the 65nm Quad cores may not support the 45nm Quads. What chipset is your PC using and are there any BIOS updates available?
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September 8, 2010 12:31:16 PM

This where I start to get stumped. Here is the information I found on the Q6600:

CPU Socket Type LGA 775
Core Kentsfield
FSB 1066MHz
L1 Cache 128KB+128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 4MB
Manufacturing Tech 65 nm
64 bit Support - Yes
Hyper-Threading Support - No
Virtualization Technology Support - Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3,SSSE3, EM64T
Voltage 0.85V – 1.5V

Hope this gives you what you're asking for.

Hopefully I'm not oversimplifying this, but is it best to go from a 65nm Quad core to another 65nm Quad core? Is it better to move up than down?
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September 8, 2010 12:41:44 PM

Would this be a better choice?

Intel Xeon X3230 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 100W Quad-Core Processor BX80562X3230
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September 8, 2010 2:41:48 PM

Download and run CPUz, on the mainboard tab it will tell you which chipset your motherboard has.
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September 10, 2010 12:34:07 AM

The P35 supports 45nm Quads although you may need a BIOS update.
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September 17, 2010 1:24:33 PM

mousemonkey, thanks for taking the time to answer my questions and offering your knowledge.
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September 17, 2010 3:18:53 PM

You're welcome, I hope I was able to help.
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