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#1 colonelva

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:27 PM

Hi Folks,

First time posting. I'm trying to upgrade my processor. Right now I'm running 1.8 ghz, and I want to increase that primarily for gaming. I don't know how to find out what is compatible with my system, or better yet what would be ok for my system. Any help would be appreciated. I can post any spec you need just let me know what I need to look for.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:57 PM

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Ok, first you need to know who the motherboard was manufactured by.
If you don't know this info. Windows system information can give you some clues.
You may also have a book that came with your motherboard or system, that tells you more info.
Once you know this info. The web site that manufactured your motherboard should have info on what processors it supports.

I am writting this this reply as if I felt you wanted to research this yourself.

However, if you want, people here can assist you with recomendations if you supply us with more info about your system's motherboard.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:06 PM

I ran Belarc analysis and this is what they're telling me I have.
Main Circuit board (hopefully this is what's needed)
Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. Buckeye 1.05
Serial Number: MS1C6BS14801004
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.08 09/18/2006
Intel Core 2 6300 @ 1.86GHz

I'm not a computer savvy person, so I would certainly like some recommendations :-) of what would be ok for my system.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:13 PM

hmmmm doesnt give a socket number, though its a fair assumption that since your running a core2 its LGA 775. If you open the case it should say somewhere what model motherboard you have. We need to know the exact model number so we can find the chipset, and therefore be able to make a better recomendation.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:00 PM

Try running this free utility. look for the DOWN LOAD .EXE at bottom of page.
This program will tell you what you need to know without opening your PC.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy

EDIT: This IS a beta version, however I've been using it on Windows 7 Home Premium and have NOT had any issues with it and it does not contain any malware.

Once you have it running, it shows a system summary at startup, but if you click the icons CPU and Motherboard in the box on the left hand side of the program window, these give you more details about your processor and motherboard.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:57 PM

It is telling me socket 775 lga intel p965/g965 chipset
chipset revision c2 -
bus speed 266.7 mhz
rated bus speed 1066 mhz
Stock core speed 1866 mhz
stock bus speed 266

Does that help? That program ran like a charm thanks ;-)

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:42 PM

P965 C2 stepping, OK. If possible, look at the motherboard and see if it has a model number "P5B-XXXX". Some later 965 boards can run the 45nm CPUs. Oh, and post the Manufacturer, and the model number on the service tag if possible.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:20 PM

Ok I can't see on the motherboard, because I can't pull it out :-(.. got a lot of junk in it.. I do see the Manufacturer is listed as ASUSTek / model - buckeye / Version - 0nx1114rebucke00 / Southbridge vendor is intel / southbridge model is - 82801hh (ich8dh)

Under CPU it shows Conroe 65nm Technology does that help at all?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:42 PM

shouldnt have to take it out the number punisher is referring to is normally located on the board itself somewhere on the side facing out, usually by the memory or by the PCI slots. you should be able to remove the side cover and shine a flashlight down in there.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:53 PM

Ok Here's all I could find in the mobo

On a black square chip looking item it had ASUS-F8000-g632lae-F41784.1
On a green bar code along the side it had the following numbers
C6BS148-01004-60-MBB4G6-A04-308
Then stamped in white on the mobo was PS8W-LA Rev 1.05

Are any of those correct :-)

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:31 PM

Shot in the dark..............Core 2 Duo E6700 looks to be the fastest CPU that HARDWARE supports. (Core 2 Duo, 1066 FSB, 65nm) That assumes the motherboard BIOS will support it.

Personally, I don't know if I would invest money in an older system that has an AGP slot. You can throw a faster CPU in there but without a decent videocard, you just threw away some money for nothing.

See if HPs site has any info (I assume its an HP). It will have info on BIOS updates/CPU support etc.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:19 PM

I'm actually running nvidia geforce 250 1 gig and using pci express does that make a difference?

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:44 AM

You are correct, it is a PCIE slot.

2 ifs..............Can your boards BIOS support the new CPU? How cheap can you find a new CPU? I was lookung around at prices for those older 65nm CPUs and new ones aren't cheap. It's getting to the point where a new motherboard/CPU/memory upgrade might make sense, unless you can find a CPU on the cheap.

If that board is a PSBW-LA Rev 1.05, you should search at the OEMs site for info on BIOS and CPU support.

Edited by dpunisher, 09 February 2010 - 06:47 AM.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:10 PM

So I've DL'd and updated all the ones needed from HP .. I'm mainly looking for 2.0 or a little higher on the GHZ.. Another question .. When i install a new processor do i have to reinstall all my programs on my hard drive?

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:55 PM

So I've DL'd and updated all the ones needed from HP .. I'm mainly looking for 2.0 or a little higher on the GHZ.. Another question .. When i install a new processor do i have to reinstall all my programs on my hard drive?


The answer to your question is NO.

Re-installing your programs would only have to be done if you formatted your "harddrive"
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