New to the site.
I want to have more processing power but don't really want to change my mobo (Asus P5BW-LA Basswood) The board supports upgrade in the E6x00 Series so I found the highest spec one E6850 - 3 GHz. My question is about the BIOS the only upgrade I could find was 3.17 which my board is already on does this mean I can simply replace the chip and run? also I am wondering if I can use the original heat-sink fan initial research seemed to say I wouldn't have a problem but thought I would check Thanks
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz
Asus P5BW-LA Basswood
6 GB - (2x2)Crucial DDR2-667, (2x1)Corsair XMS 667MHz RAM
ATI Radeon HD4800
Honestly that's not enough of an upgrade to notice anywhere but in benchmarking programs. Save your money for a new computer. You can get a modern dual core Ivy Bridge based CPU, motherboard and 8GB of RAM for less than $200.