Yup, it should work in a 865/875 mobo.. <i>might</i> need a BIOS update, but probably not.
Personally I'd pay the extra $4 for the northwood 3.0C chip, just because it runs cooler so comes with a noticeably quieter Fan, plus of course will lead to lower case temperatures...
Well, Actually I'd buy the 2.6 or 2.8 and overclock it, but that's just me :smile: ... But given the choice between the 3.0E and 3.0C I'd take the C.
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