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#1 jepoy1026

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:42 AM

Hello BC! I just want to ask if an intel pentium e5200 processor would run in my ecs p4m800 pro M v 1.0. And how about a core 2 duo e7400 procie?? Thx :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:18 AM

Neither of the CPU's will work on a P4M800Pro-M V1.0

Here is the list of supported processors from ECS,

http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Support/C...=69&LanID=9
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:41 AM

oh, thank you so much. I've been looking for this kind of support info. I guess I'm not looking hard enough :thumbsup: , btw which of those procies would be the best? thx once again.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:52 AM

On the list of supported CPU's I'd get a E6400 or above, preferably a E6700.

I have a Xeon 3070 in this one which has the same specs as a E6700 .
[Xeon's just passed a higher level of testing]

It is 2.66GHz & is pretty fast .

[I currently have mine overclocked to 3.2GHZ ]

I have another unit with a E6400 2.13GHz in it & it's no slouch either. :thumbsup:

Edited by fairjoeblue, 06 May 2009 - 08:53 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:56 AM

Ideally an E6700 as it will have the best multiplier. This is a situation where you will have to look around and be prepared to jump on a deal when and where you find it. Those processors are still fetching ~$250US when you can find them. I have started to see some older systems with E6XX CPUs being almost thrown/traded away as people upgrade to newer systems. Assuming you are running a P4, any Core 2 Duo will be an upgrade.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:04 AM

Hello, I just had my system tested with an e6600 from a friend and it showed no significant change in terms of speed (I'm using a pentium d 805 i think). My friend is wondering why as well. We don't know whats holding it back cause my friend's system runs great with the e6600. I'm planning for a complete upgrade in the future,, I just don't have the budget for now :thumbsup: so I Thought it would be a good idea if I just buy the parts individually.. guess not xD.. Anyway, thanks for your thoughts guys!

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:22 AM

Do you have the same speed memory & hard drive as your friend ?

There is more to how fast a unit is then just the CPU !

Also keep in mind that the Core2Duo CPU's have "Speed Stepping" .

Speed stepping makes the C2D's run a lot slower then their advertized speed until they are under a heavy load.
That is to save on heat & power consumption.

As an example my 2.66GHz only ran at 1.6GHz, unless it was doing something really intense & jumped to full speed , until I disabled speed stepping & set the multiplier manually .

I've always thought "speed stepping" was a cheap marketing ploy by Intel.
When the C2D's first came out I knew sevral people that bragged about how fast thier computer is "when that second core kicks in" .

I also think Intel's advertizing is very misleading.
I bought a 2.66GHz CPU to make my unit faster.
I don't want it running at 1.6GHz, period.
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:09 PM

Nope, I have more inferior parts on my system than him. But still I'm surprised that It had almost no effect considering its a c2d. there must be a bottle neck effect on one or maybe all of the parts you mentioned. xD And I'm kinda pissed with it really thats why im aiming for a total upgrade... can't wait to throw this pc away :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:37 PM

You should have used a utility like PC Wizard to see what speed stepping actually had the CPU running at.
You said there was no real noticable difference but I would bet the C2D was running at least 1GHz SLOWER then you thought .
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:54 PM

Well we used cpu-z and it read 239x.x MHz with multiplier of 9 and 266.x bus speed..




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