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What processor's are compatible with my motherboard?

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My motherboard is the Dell 0WG864. I currently have the pentium D 925. This motherboard's socket type is the LGA 775, so I will be upgrading to the core 2 generation of processors. I am getting stuck on a few things though.

First of all I have heard this motherboard's chipset can only run 65nm processors. I also do not know what the max fsb of the mobo is, and have heard that getting a higher end model processor would not be worth it due to the fsb bottlenecking the processor speed. So, what processor's would be a good buy? I will probably be buying of off ebay. I do not know much when it comes to this kind of stuff, so any help is really appreciated. If you need any more information just ask.
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To be quite honest. No need to update a dying socket, not to mention. Prebuilt PC.
Save up some cash and buy a newer PC.
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Pretty sure that has the p965/g965 chipset, so you should be able to get any core 2 duo for it, but I'm betting you would need a bios update. Check out dell's support and get the latest bios for it.
Edited by 4x4n - 6/6/11 at 7:09pm
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Originally Posted by mbudden;13778492 
To be quite honest. No need to update a dying socket, not to mention. Prebuilt PC.
Save up some cash and buy a newer PC.

I figure why not spend 20-80 bucks now and buy a better processor then by the end of the summer I should have enough for the custom pc I want. I just want something temporary.
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Pretty sure that has the p965/g965 chipset, so you should be able to get a core 2 duo for it, but I'm betting you would need a bios update. Check out dell's support and get the latest bios for it.

My main question here is would I be able to run a processor with a fsb above 800MT/s without bottlenecking it and making it not work the extra money? Take the core 2 duo E4700 (800MT/s) vs E6300 (1066MT/s)?
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Originally Posted by unitedclans;13778550 
My main question here is would I be able to run a processor with a fsb above 800MT/s without bottlenecking it and making it not work the extra money? Take the core 2 duo E4700 (800MT/s) vs E6300 (1066MT/s)?


You seem to confuse FSB with QPI.

Frontside Bus does NOT equal Quad Path Interconnect.

Frontside Bus is not measured in MT/s, it is measured in MHz.
Edited by t0adphr0g - 6/6/11 at 7:19pm
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You seem to confuse FSB with QPI.

Frontside Bus does NOT equal Quad Path Interconnect.

Frontside Bus is not measured in MT/s, it is measured in MHz.

As you can see I literally know nothing on that subject lol. So, in that case, does this mean I can run all core 2 duo (65w) processors?
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Not sure, thats why you need to check dell support and see what is supported. The E4700 is 65nm and the E6300 is 45nm.
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I'm gonna agree with mbudden on this one, it's not really worth putting more money into this machine, save the money take some time and build a new machine. In a few months the Phenoms IIs are going to be dirt cheap as will their boards.
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Get a Q6600 off the For Sale forums...can try bargaining with this guy:
http://www.overclock.net/main-components/1035723-fs-q6600.html


The best you can do with this board is either a Conroe-based dual-core or a couple of the Kentsfield Quads:
http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/gaming/f/3344/p/19015068/19425007.aspx#19425007

I too still think building a new PC is a better route though. Even with the Q6600, Dell motherboards restrict overclocking....and this chip is one hell of an OCer with the right board.
Edited by Tig Ol Bitties - 6/6/11 at 7:26pm
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