Can my MB run this processor or better?

By Bojacks
Jun 15, 2010
  1. Hi everyone I'm new to these boards and I have limited knowledge about these days CPU's and MB's. I've been wondering if my MB could run a "Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9550" or better/higher CPU "bang for the buck" for my new Evga GTX 470 backplate that will be coming in soon. Here is the MB that I have.

    (Quad-Core FSB1333) Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

    If you guys need more info about my PC here are the specs.


    CASE: NZXT Zero Aluminum Full Tower CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 Case (Black/Silver Color)

    CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6850 CPU @ 3.00GHz 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache 64-bit

    MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core FSB1333) Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

    MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)

    HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

    SOUND: Creative Labs SB Audigy SE


    Any info/help will be appreciated thank you.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,642   +277

    In a word, no. Don't take my work for it though. Go to the Asus website here and click on the CPU Support List tab to see what your motherboard supports.
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