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What are my limitations?

By Need_a_Dell
Sep 28, 2007
  1. I have a Dell 4th gen XPS system running a Pentium 4 650 3.4Ghz CPU.
    I recently went onto tigerdirect.ca to purchase a new CPU, and picked out the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750. This has a bus speed of 1333Mhz, which I just read may not be compatible with my current mobo even though it's an LGA775 socket.
    Did I buy the wrong CPU? Can anyone tell me what the best compatible dual-core CPU would be for this system?
     
  2. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What is the model number of the Intel motherboard that you want to put the new CPU into?
     
  4. Need_a_Dell

    Need_a_Dell TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    this particular Pentium 4 650 does sport HT technology and the 2mb cache with 800Mhz FSB.
    i dont know what the mobo model number is at the moment... but when i get home i'll post it.
    am i simply limited by the FSB speed? i'll probably have to flash a new bios onto the mobo won't I?
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your motherboard architecture determines the CPU you can use, not just the SOCKET of the cpu holder.
     
  6. Need_a_Dell

    Need_a_Dell TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    ah, now that's what i was missing, if i find out my mobo model, will you guys be able to help me find out what kind of CPU i can get??
     
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So Need_a_Dell's question is answered :)
     
  9. Need_a_Dell

    Need_a_Dell TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    yeah, it's too bad really. thanks for everyone's help! greatly appreciated!! :D
     
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