Switching out processors, help needed.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DonKee, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. DonKee


    Any advice on the following would be greatly appreciated:

    It is time to upgrade my processor....

    Is it possible to replace a Pent D with an e6550 or an e6850?

    From Belarc (current set-up):

    2.67 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    Main Circuit Board:
    Board: Biostar Group P4M800-M7A Via P4M800/8237
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 02/27/2006

    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

    Thanks in advance for any comments :)
  2. Likely not. Check with mobo maker and see if the Exxxx are compatible.
  3. wucah


    You must check your motherboard if it will support the processor. Go to their website or search the user manual.

    The socket has to be compatible with e6850 (778 if i am not mistaken). And you need fast enough front side bus to run that processor i think it might need 1333 mhz bus.

    Hope that helps
  4. NazSpaz


    I would also make sure you have installed the latest BIOS on the motherboard even if it is compatible.
  5. DonKee


    To all,

    Thanks for the reply's.

    All great advice.

    You got me to thinking that is might not make any sense for me to put this processer onto a mobo with only 133 fsb. Most of the mobo's now are running 1333 fsb.

    I'll probably just "bite the bullet" and get a new system with an e6550, pcie slots, etc. Looks like I can design one with everything I need, including 2 vid cards for around $1,100 from cyperpowerpc.
  6. Yes, just get a new one. Even a cheap PC these days comes with a lot of bells and whistles. It's not worth it to upgrade an old PC anymore.
  7. NazSpaz


    Agree 100%. Donate the old one to a school and take the write-off.
  8. Better yet, hook up this computer and your new one through a router and divide the load between 2 computers. Your Pentium D is still plenty competent for trading.