I am trying to upgrade the CPU I have on my MSI board (945GCM5-F V2) and in the MSI website it said to support E6700 Conroe (http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=1598...).
however, it turns out that Intel had issued a NEW processor named E6700 last May 2010?!?! which suites the 775 socket, but the details are different.
can you tell me if the new E6700 will work with my board or I need just the old one? why they are using the same name? does this imply that people can buy the new one and install it where the old one placed? BTW - I have the E2140 currently installed...
that board runs an 800fsb and the e5x00 cpu's are the best 800fsb cpu's available
the e5x00's are better overclockers and easier to find as of late then the older e6x00 series
Even with the same FSB and socket, it's still a gamble as there is no documentation on the manufacturer's website that it supports it. The OP better look first for other people's experience (of forum posts) if they have been able to make it work. He/she better be sure that it actually works or else, end up with an unusable processor.
Most likely though, the OP would need a new board.