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Can my motherboard support this proccessor.

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January 9, 2013 2:19:00 AM

I have a somewhat old computer and would like to update its processor. My current block/problem is determining whether or not my motherboard can support a new processor. I am looking to buy the Core 2 Qaud Q6600, while as my current is a Core 2 Duo E6400. Also if my BIOS will work with the new processor with my current motherboard. If not please provide a BIOS update link.

Ny current pc specs: Sorry about the links couldn't figure out the links. Also I think you have to have a gmail...

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B90h8FxiaQmONkZrRUlUNk...

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B90h8FxiaQmOTkN2M0xYRT...

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B90h8FxiaQmObFpXRFRxSG...

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January 9, 2013 3:40:02 AM

you will have to check hp product page for your pc, my guess is probably not. we will need more info like the model of hp pc
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January 9, 2013 10:57:33 AM

It is more then likely that it will support that core 2 quad as they are both first generation core 2 processors if you can supply us with the model of your machine it would be more help thought
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January 9, 2013 1:06:14 PM

My model is the dc7700 Compaq/HP SFF(Small form factor).
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January 9, 2013 2:43:02 PM

The highest the specifications show is Core 2 Duo E6700. They're usually serious about this but you could try something higher. The chipset is Intel Q965 Express chipset and this site confirms the E6700 as maximum choice:

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/Q965_Express.html
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January 9, 2013 10:05:40 PM

zdbc13 said:
The highest the specifications show is Core 2 Duo E6700. They're usually serious about this but you could try something higher. The chipset is Intel Q965 Express chipset and this site confirms the E6700 as maximum choice:

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/Q965_Express.html


So just to be clear should I go to the trouble of buying the qaud core or buy the Dual core?
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January 9, 2013 10:28:25 PM

If you want to go higher than a E6700 do a chip-set update aswell as a bios update that will allow you to go ahead and install a better processor
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January 9, 2013 10:29:03 PM

And you could always just upgrade your motherboard
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January 9, 2013 11:53:54 PM

Thanks for your guys help, but this is a bit much for a crap processor anyways I'll just buy a new Gaming PC then.

-Yoplait95
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January 10, 2013 2:19:29 AM

Best answer selected by Yoplait95.
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