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January 23, 2012 8:54:11 PM

Soory ive looked everywhere for a guide on how to see what cpu's fit your motherboard but cannot find one.

my mobo is Cuba MS-7031

i want to get Intel® Pentium® Processor E6700
(2M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 1066 FSB)

and do you think it is a decent processor for gaming (i already have a top range graphics card)

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January 23, 2012 8:58:54 PM

Hello prestana;

Your MSI MS-7031 motherboard is socket 478 and the Pentium E6700 is socket 775.
They are not compatible.
January 23, 2012 8:59:48 PM

my socket is 775

i am %100 sure of this
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January 23, 2012 9:05:08 PM

What CPU do you have installed now?
January 23, 2012 9:08:16 PM

intel core 2 duo e6400
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January 23, 2012 9:09:02 PM

Did you ID the motherboard incorrectly?
January 23, 2012 9:09:08 PM

intel core 2 duo e6400
January 23, 2012 9:09:32 PM

Sorry my mother board is Cuba MS 7301
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January 23, 2012 9:10:40 PM

What make and model is your system?
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January 23, 2012 9:11:47 PM

OEM motherboard for a Packard Bell
January 23, 2012 9:13:55 PM

Packard Bell Imedia 9668
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January 23, 2012 9:17:16 PM

Pentium E6700 is a Wolfdale 45 nm CPU and you're only options are the Conroe series 65nm CPUs for that motherboard.
C2D E6700 or XE6800 would be examples
January 23, 2012 9:21:25 PM

so any cpu that is 775 socket and 65 nm will work with my motherboard?
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January 23, 2012 9:21:45 PM

Looking at the E6400 (2.13) to E6700 (2.66Ghz) upgrade:
Performance improvement would be very minimal.
It's too much of a sideways move to recommend.
January 23, 2012 9:23:48 PM

i was told the e6700 was 3.2 ghz
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January 23, 2012 9:24:45 PM

I'm checking to see if any of the C2Q (like Q6700 2.66Ghz) will work with that board.
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January 23, 2012 9:26:07 PM

Pentium E6700 Wolfdale 45nm is 3.2 ghz
Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe 65nm is 2.66Ghz
January 23, 2012 9:28:45 PM

so back to my previous question;
so any cpu that is 775 socket and 65 nm will work with my motherboard?
i believe this would be correct?

sorry lol i am no good with computers
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January 23, 2012 9:31:26 PM

You would think so - but it's not always the case.
It's best to find a list of CPUs a specific MB will support.
Or find someone who has that motherboard and successfully used the new CPU.
January 23, 2012 9:37:41 PM

this is very hard to find -.-
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January 23, 2012 9:42:44 PM

It's usually not this hard.
Have you run across any PB support or community forums?
I think that's your best option. Find out what other Cuba MS 7301 motherboard owners are doing for upgrades.
I suspect the upgrade for a Q6700 would need a BIOS update and I can't find any sites for that.
January 23, 2012 9:43:03 PM

could you suggest a good cpu for gaming that is likely to fit my motherboard as i am seriously confused!
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January 23, 2012 9:46:20 PM

C2D E6700 2.66Ghz Conroe or C2D X6800 2.93GHz Conroe for certain.
But again - you wouldn't really get a that good a boost in performance.
January 23, 2012 9:48:19 PM

will these be able to play games like skyrim/ rage on a decent graphical setting?
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January 23, 2012 9:49:18 PM

With what GPU?
January 23, 2012 9:56:37 PM

no i have not downloaded yet.... i wanted to upgrade my cpu first so i could play it on the highest setting
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January 23, 2012 10:00:19 PM

Going from E6400 to X6800 isn't going to let you move up from Medium to Ultra settings.

Go ahead and get the game. Run it on Medium with your E6400/GT 550Ti and it should run smoothly. Test with the High graphics settings and see what you get.

If you're not happy with that performance it's probably time to look at a full system upgrade.
January 23, 2012 10:02:16 PM

I am only 16, so asking my parents to suddenly spend £600 on a new commuter realy is not going to happen.

would over clocking help?
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January 23, 2012 10:04:20 PM

Overclocking is your best option if the motherboard allows.

Don't sweat upgrading. Just get the game and enjoy it.
January 23, 2012 10:10:45 PM

Thank you so much for your help

You've honestly helped me so much
ive been searching the internet for like 2 months and you've answer 98% of my questions in less than a hour.

God bless you.
!