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December 3, 2011 10:47:20 PM

I just need to make sure that this older intel processor (Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Quad-Core Processor) would be compatible with this newer lower end intel mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.

OR, the asus equivalent of that board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is a link to newegg for the ASrock mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 3, 2011 11:02:10 PM

You can't use a socket 775 processor in a socket 1155 motherboard. Get a new Sandy Bridge processor like the i5 2500K and DDR3 memory along with the new motherbaord.
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December 3, 2011 11:10:53 PM

I thought as much. Well I'm trying to be economic here, so what's a solid mobo that could support the processor?
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December 3, 2011 11:21:14 PM

For the Q6700, the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P and the Asus P5Q Deluxe would be a good choice. You should be able to find a used one at a decent price. Do you already have memory?

Unfortunately the selection of new socket 775 motherboards is very limited. Buying an expensive motherboard and new DDR2 memory doesn't make much sense.
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December 3, 2011 11:21:31 PM

Scrap that, I doubt they even make solid 775s anymore. Well, upgrade time it is, ty.
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December 3, 2011 11:23:22 PM

Yes, but it's older 184 pin of course, and so I'm faced with another upgrade problem if I want to overhaul the mobo.
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December 3, 2011 11:26:15 PM

I agree that a new processor and memory are a better longterm solution. DDR2 is 240 pins.
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