So my old computer is gone, but I am not totally sure the CPU is fried. The computer caught fire but the graphics card, hard drive and cd drive are still working so I am wondeirng if my CPU still works as well.
Thing is I need a new motherboard, but it's hard to find them these days for Q6600. I am looking for a motherboard that can support up to 8gb of memory and support my CPU. Anyone have any suguestions?
I would think a computer repair shop would be the best.
Pick a trustworthy one. My son had one check out what he thought was a failed cpu chip. Yup, it was bad; or so they said.
When I looked at the chi, they had substituted a lesser chip and kept the original. No way to prove it , but we won't deal with them again... ever.
Is this particular RAM and motherboard combo compatable? Sorry, I am unsure as to how I would figure it out if it was.
You want documented ram compatibility. If you should ever have a problem, you want supported ram.
Otherwise, you risk a finger pointing battle between the ram and motherboard support sites, claiming "not my problem".
One place to check is your motherboards web site.
Look for the ram QVL list. It lists all of the ram kits that have been tested with that particular motherboard.
Sometimes the QVL list is not updated after the motherboard is released.
For more current info, go to a ram vendor's web site and access their ram selection configurator.
Enter your motherboard, and you will get a list of compatible ram kits.
While today's motherboards are more tolerant of different ram, it makes sense to buy ram that is known to work and is supported.