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03-19-2011 11:39 AM - edited 03-19-2011 11:41 AM
I Was Wondering If This Would Work For Me:
My Motherboard : Foxconn mcp73m01h1 (Napa)
My Current Processor:
Intel E2220 Pentium Dual CPU 2.4 Ghz
Socket : 775
Processor I Want:
Intel Intel Q6700 Core 2 Extreme Quad Core 2.66Ghz
Would This Be An Acceptable Upgrade, And If Not What Are The Issues
03-19-2011 01:27 PM
According to the specs on your motherboard you cannot install a C2Q processor.
Link to specs below:
03-20-2011 10:22 AM - edited 03-20-2011 10:27 AM
I understand that it is not listed as an available upgrade on the specs.
however, i did see a Compaq PC using this exact mobo( Foxconn MCP73M01H1 (napa) pre-installed with a QXXXX series processor.
Knowing this now. will it work. and if not please explain why.
Below is a link to Compaqs site proving they use the same motherboard, and have a Q8200 installed on it (oddly the "upgrades" are still the same. seemly they're all downgrades to me)
03-20-2011 11:43 AM
I don't know what to tell you.
The other limiting factor could be the BIOS.
For example: the HP dc7600 series business PC has the Intel 945 chipset. When you look up the specs on that chipset the specs state it can take a C2D processor with a 1066 FSB.
Well, since I have a dc7600, I can tell you the fastest processor you can install in that machine is a Pentium D 950 (or 945) if you don't need VT.
Why? The BIOS limits what you can install.
So, you will have to hope someone on this forum owns the same PC as yours, and installed the Q6700 (or Q8200) in it, and can report it works with no problems.
I will say that you did your homework. You researched the specs...processor manufacturing technology is the same, etc. Are the stepping codes the same? You even found another PC that has the motherboard with the Q8200 in it, so you know in theory it should work. But in actuality???
02-11-2012 01:41 PM - edited 02-11-2012 01:43 PM
Depending on your workload, the quad core might not be as fast as the upper end E8xxx processors. If your applications are not designed to take advantage of multiple cores then the faster clocking E8xxx might be a better choice.