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Intel C2D E6400 to E6850

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November 4, 2012 11:08:50 AM

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

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November 4, 2012 1:30:49 PM

Are you sure that the E6850 is supported? It supports the Intel Core 2 Duo E6x00, but nowhere does it say that it also supports the E6x50.
November 4, 2012 2:26:15 PM

argh your totally right well say that I was talking about a e6700 2.66 GHz my question still stands is it as simple as replacing the chip? thanks
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November 4, 2012 3:47:06 PM

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.
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November 4, 2012 3:58:16 PM

maddtom123 said:
argh your totally right well say that I was talking about a e6700 2.66 GHz my question still stands is it as simple as replacing the chip? thanks

As anort3 said, you won't notice much of a performance improvement. Either build a new inexpensive system or upgrade the HP with a mATX motherboard, etc.
November 4, 2012 4:19:25 PM

Ok I'll save my money cheers for the advice
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