First time poster here. I've got a quick question about a CPU upgrade I want to do. I've got an old (we're talking over 5 yrs) HP Pavillion m7570n. It is equipped with an P5LP-le MOTHERBOARD
According to the specs on the HP P5LP-le specs page, the CPU socket is an LGA775 socket. And it also says I can upgrade to a Core 2 Duo E6X00 processor. My question is: Since the socket for a Core 2 E6700 and a Pentium 6700 are the same, would I be able to install the Pentium E6700 instead of the Core 2 E6700? Does the die and power draw affect compatibility even among cpus of the same socket type?
What I am aiming for is simple gaming. I'm not really trying to play everything on the highest settings, just play games smoothly - something my current rig can't even pull off with Mirror's Edge on the lowest settings. (even though I'm apparently within the recommended settings). I also have a tight budget (around $100).
Thanks so much for taking the time to read and reply.