Intel QX9750 help.
I am very new to computer building, really no background at all. Here is my problem, I have 2 kids at home, a mortgage car payments etc... So I don't have much money. My mother-in-law is worse off than I am and is in need of a new computer for her job. I am going to give her my current build which is a little old but the specs are:
EVGA 680i sli motherboard
intel core 2 duo 3.0 ghz dual core
ATI Radeon graphic card
3 gigs DDR2 800 ram
running on windows xp, just have not had the money to upgrade to windows 7
Here is my delima. I have another mobo that is an ASUS p5k premium. I can get an intel qx9750 for real short money. I have read in other forums on this site that the cpu is a socket 775. I need to verify this info. I tried to contact intel but they will not tell me anything about the cpu because apparently it was an Engineering Sample and they don't recommend using it. I know it is a 3.17ghz quad core extreme and is a 45mm chip, but that is about all I know. I want to know before I buy it if it would work in my ASUS mobo. The ASUS website says the core 2 quad q9650 will work but it says nothing about the qx9750.
Could anybody please help me out with this, keep in mind I dont have much money and would rather not buy a new mobo, if it wont work ill just find a different chip. I dont have the money to do a new build using the i core processors. I can get this chip for short money and I already have the mobo and 8 gigs or ram.