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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DefkoNBoss, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. DefkoNBoss

    DefkoNBoss Thread Starter

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    I have this computer i screw around with upgrade here and there for gaming and just informational usage.

    I have a Gigabyte motherboard GA-965P-DS3. I've looked into my motherboard and I see it can handle the Intel Core2 Extreme Quad Core processer. Does this mean it can also handle the Intel i7 Quad Core 950?

    The Intel Core2 Extreme Quad Core retails for like $1,800 dollars before tax I don't have that kind of money.

    Thanks for your help. - Boss
     
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    DefkoNBoss Thread Starter

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    Wouldn't let me edit my last post?

    Anyways here is some more information.

    http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=2456#sp

    Thats the motherboard I have. I have the Intel Core2 Duo in my machine now.

    My Machine:

    Operating System System Model
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)
    Install Language: English (United States)
    System Locale: English (United States) Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    2.40 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 965P-DS3
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F3 01/12/2007
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    319.97 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    246.45 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S ATA Device [Optical drive]

    ST3320620AS [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3QF0G7KM, rev 3.AAE, SMART Status: Healthy 8192 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
    Slot 'A1' has 1024 MB
    Slot 'A2' has 1024 MB
    Slot 'A3' has 1024 MB
    Local Drive Volumes


    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 319.97 GB 246.45 GB free

    Controllers Display
    ATA Channel 0 [Controller] (3x)
    ATA Channel 1 [Controller] (3x)
    Intel® ICH8 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2825
    Intel® ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2820
    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ [Display adapter]
    Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (20.0"vis, s/n HVFL906269, September 2006)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830
    Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831
    Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832
    Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834
    Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835
    Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836
    Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A Realtek High Definition Audio
    USB Audio Device

    If you have any ideas on better processers that will run with my motherboard i'm all ears and ready to learn.
     
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