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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by razor_edge, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. razor_edge

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    I recently put a new motherboard in my pc, previously had an xps 710 but now have the xps 720 motherboard. My current processor is a core 2 duo E6600 2.4 ghz 1066 mhz fsb. I'm looking to buy a new and faster processor, i'm currently looking at buying a core 2 duo
    E6850 3.0 ghz 1333 mhz fsb. My question is will my motherboard (my new 720 mobo) be capable of running a processor with a 1333 mhz fsb?
     
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  3. razor_edge

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    Thank you very much for your help. I just finished successfully updating my bios. I'm psyched! lol Again thanks for the quick and very helpful response. (y)
     
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    You won't see a noticable difference with that cpu upgrade. You likely should go with a quad or wait for new cpu's to come out, otherwise you are wasting your money by just going up a couple of cpu's.
     
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    You're probably right. I was just doing some reading on intel's new Penryn processors which should be released later next year, i might wait a bit and maybe purchase one of those. That is assuming my 680i mobo will be compatible with the new chip and early indications are that it will with a bios update. Anyway, i appreciate the advise.
     
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