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Old 09-22-2011, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pentium E6700 vs Core 2 Duo E6700

Hi There,

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).

CPU: Pentium D 915 2.80 mHz (Dual-core)
Memory: 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC4200
GPU: Galaxy GTX 460 768MB
PSU: 460W
OS: WinXP sp3
HDD: 360GB

I'm planning on getting 2GB more RAM and upgrading to a 64-bit operating system soon)

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and reply.

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Old 09-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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die size and power draw can affect the compatibility. Most boards used by brand named companies are set for a specific voltage/power range and there are no adjustments.
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