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Windows 7: Time to upgrade?


09 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Time to upgrade?

I am thinking that a new cpu (one that is compatible with my Mobo) is a good idea can anyone tell what I should get. My Socket is an 775 socket I believe correct me if I am wrong though.

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09 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unfortunately, you have a similar problem to what I had when I wanted to upgrade my motherboard. Your motherboard only supports the older Core 2 CPUs, which you can't easily find for sale new anymore or at decent prices. Your best bet would be looking on eBay and getting either a Core 2 Duo E6700 or Core 2 Quad Q6600 but if you can find these new, then you've got it made. Also ensure you update your BIOS before upgrading.
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09 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Good.
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09 Aug 2010   #4

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Unfortunately, you have a similar problem to what I had when I wanted to upgrade my motherboard. Your motherboard only supports the older Core 2 CPUs, which you can't easily find for sale new anymore or at decent prices. Your best bet would be looking on eBay and getting either a Core 2 Duo E6700 or Core 2 Quad Q6600 but if you can find these new, then you've got it made. Also ensure you update your BIOS before upgrading.
My thoughts exactly
Ken
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09 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dogz View Post
I am thinking that a new cpu (one that is compatible with my Mobo) is a good idea can anyone tell what I should get. My Socket is an 775 socket I believe correct me if I am wrong though.
Asus has a CPU support list:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

It also lists the earliest BIOS versions required for each CPU. (Later versions are OK.)
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10 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Thanks at the moment I have BIOS version 0901 latest one I believe.
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10 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Scratch that I am actually running 1004 beta
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