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07-27-2009 05:48 AM
I am thinking of upgrading my CPU from celeron E1200 to Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 S775 2.93GHz , mfr#:
- Socket: 775
- Supports the following processors:
- Core 2 Duo E7xxx (Wolfdale-M) (65W)
- Core 2 Duo E4x00 (Conroe core) (65W)
- Pentium E2xxx series (Conroe core) (65W)
- Celeron Dual Core E1xx0 series (Conroe core) (65W)
- Celeron 4xx series (Conroe core) (35W)
i am not sure what does wolfdale-m means and what is 65W. Does W stand for Wattage (power/heat) or else. Any help in this regard will be greatly appreciated.
07-27-2009 07:03 AM
E7500 is usually shipped with SLB9Z R0 stepping. The BIOS on that board was probably coded for E7200 with SLAPC M0 stepping (very popular with HP's OEM CPUs). The answer is "possible" with 75% certainty. The only way you'll know for sure is to pop in the chip.
It's usually a waste of $ to upgrade any major component in an HP. Buy a decent $80 overclocking board with a $60 E5200/E5300/E6300 (new). This combo should be able to hit 3.4GHz with ease. About 10-15% of these chips will also be able to crack the 4.0GHz barrier. Either way, you'll have a faster chip and a more capable board. The new board will also support all the non-i7 quad-core Intel CPUs.