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Upgrade For Intel Desktop Board DQ965GF


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#1 tb75252

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:04 PM

I have an Intel desktop board DQ965GF (board rev. D41676-305, BIOS v. 5493) with an Intel Pentium D 820 GHz CPU. I would like to upgrade the system with a faster CPU and I am not much of an expert on these things. The PC is being used for Excel number crunching (very large files and complex formulas that take a while to refresh!), playing games, and surfing the Internet.

The CPUs compatible with my board are listed in these links:
http://processormatch.intel.com/COMPDB/Sea...ardname=dq965gf
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/CS-025970.htm

Here are my questions:
1) Based on the above-mentioned board revision and BIOS version, do you agree with me that the fastest CPU that I can install is an Intel Core2 Duo Desktop Processor E6700 SL9ZF 2.66 GHz?
2) Just out of curiosity, of all the CPUs listed in the two links that I provided, would the Intel Core2 Extreme Desktop Processor X6800 SL9S5 2.93 GHz be the fastest?
3) Do you know of a site that compares all the CPUs in existence and ranks them based on some sort of benchmark?

PS: I know that there are other things that I could upgrade in order to make my PC faster such as the graphics card, more memory, etc. but at this time I would like to restrict things only to the CPU upgrade issue.

Thanks.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 08:53 AM

1. Yes
2. Yes and no. If the applicatins are heavily multithreaded the quad core CPU would probably be faster in that instance.
3. Nope, but you can find tons than rank core2 vs core quad and either of those vs their extreme counterparts
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