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04-06-2012 05:26 PM - edited 04-06-2012 05:34 PM
My desktop has a p5lp-le Leonite motherboard. Im looking to upgrade my processor, I did some research and found that the board is compatable with a "core 2 duo e6x00". I purchased a "e6600 duo core 3.06hz wolfdale" and then realized these two chips are not the same. The differance is one is the first is a core 2 duo 65nm, and the wolfdale is a duo core 45nm. Both are 775 socket.
My question is, is my leonite motherboard capable of running the e6600 duo core wolfdale? From what I have found I'm leaning towards NO. If not, any suggestions would be appreciated. There is a no return policy on cpu's.
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04-06-2012 06:53 PM
You are leaning in the right direction, and I will give you a little more of a push.
Below is the link to the motherboard specs page for your PC.
Basically, the only 'E' series processors that are supported are the Conroe family. Wolfdale's are not supported.
The best processor you can upgrade to is this one:
04-07-2012 05:56 AM - edited 04-07-2012 06:19 AM
If i upgrade to this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8
with the e6600 wolfdale and 64 bit windows 7, do you think I would have any problems?
The new mobo is a bit smaller, not sure how versatile stock cases are, would it bolt in?
04-07-2012 07:41 AM
Unfortunately, I don't know anything about swapping out motherboards, etc.
I have always kept my upgrades within the existing hardware configurations.
I do know that if you change the motherboard, you will need to reactivate Windows, and if you don't have a retail version of Windows 7, you will need to buy a new license.
04-07-2012 07:49 AM
Thanks, I do have a retail version which has both 32 and 64. I do not really want to ugrade everything but I dont a 75 dollar paper weight either. figured if the mobo and ram swap would be a smooth transition then it would be worth it, and my pc would be fire
04-07-2012 07:53 AM
My suggestion is to repost your question regarding your requested motherboard swap in your a6244n.
There are folks here that can probably give you some good insight on whether or not it will work, just not me.