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Windows 7: New with CPU's Is this Compatible?


24 Oct 2013   #1
XYZCodester

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
New with CPU's Is this Compatible?

Hello, I am currently using a Gateway E-4610D Desktop Tower with a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz

Here are the full specs for anyone that needs it.

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
Memory (RAM) DDR2 4.00 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7650 GS 256 Dedicated (Dual DVI Monitors)
Primary hard disk (60GB Total) SSD
Secondary hard disk (1TB Total) HHD
OS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64x

I have had trouble in the past when upgrading or replacing CPU's/Processors and I bought the wrong one so I just want to be positive that this can fit and work on my system so that is why I am asking you guys.

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I want to upgrade my processor.

FROM : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
TO : Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X6800 (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

My current Motherboard is a : Intel (Mickelson Trail) Q965 Motherboard

Here is a link to the Motherboards specs :
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Here is a link to my current processor/cpu specs : https://support.gateway.com/s/Proces...01315sp2.shtml

Here is a link to the processor/cpu I wish to upgrade to specs (IF UPGRADE IS POSSIBLE) : ARK | Intel® Core?2 Extreme Processor X6800 (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)


So I did some research and I believe it is possible to upgrade to this one but I am not 100% sure so I am asking you guys. IS IT COMPATIBLE OR NOT AND IF NOT CAN YOU TELL ME WHATS A GOOD PROCESSOR UPGRADE.

If you guys are wondering why I am upgrading a mummy computer it is because I got it for 20$ and I fix and upgrade computers as a hobby (Still don't know alot :P sorry) and I just put extra parts I have lieing around in it just for fun so now I just need a better processor and I can actually use this more often please let me know if you guys need any more info. Will be glad to give it Thxs alot : your pal XYZCodester


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24 Oct 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven forums.

From the board specs it says it supports Core™2 Extreme CPUs, so it seems you are good to go. The faster FSB may indeed help the machine bit not the higher clock speed.

You can still buy LGA775 chips?
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24 Oct 2013   #3
XYZCodester

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the info and yea you can get em over ebay and what not also another question when looking for upgrading cpu's what factors do you include, to make sure its the right one?
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25 Oct 2013   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

One thought: check the motherboard's website for BIOS updates and check to see if a newer BIOS is needed to run newer processors. The update will say something like "Supports new processors", but it won't tell you which ones. So if there is a newer BIOS available and it supports new processors you should install that before the switch.
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25 Oct 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XYZCodester View Post
Thanks for the info and yea you can get em over ebay and what not also another question when looking for upgrading cpu's what factors do you include, to make sure its the right one?
Some boards are limited to the CPU wattage it will support, mostly for AMD's I think. Cooling solutions would be another factor to think about. If there is no overclocking the stock one will be fine. Also as TVeblen points out be sure to check the BIOS for support too.
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25 Oct 2013   #6
gldndragn

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

You should contact Gateway support, and ask them. Many of the "off the shelf" pc makers limit the bios, so it may, or may not work.
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