Hi there and thanks for helping. I'm really sorry that this ended up being such a long text but I'm such a noob with this stuff
I'm interested in upgrading the CPU of my PC and I've researched around but I'm still a little foggy and I'm hoping somebody can help.
My computer is a Fujitsu Siemens Celsius M450
Right click My PC > Properties dictates that my CPU is an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @2.40Ghz 2.40Ghz
I googled around and couldn't find a CPU like this however I found a CPU on the Intel site called a Core 2 Duo E6600 and it also has a 2.4 Ghz Processor.. Is this the same CPU just named slightly differently? Sorry if I'm being stupid here
I read somewhere a while ago that there were two important things for choosing a CPU and that was the socket type and the maximum FSB (I've no idea what that is..) ..
The E6600 I mentioned that I found earlier said it had support for a "PLGA775" Socket. If this CPU is the same as my 6600 does that mean that my pc is a PLGA775 Socket?
The same E6600 also says that it has a maximum FSB Speed of 1066 MHz. Does this mean this is the FSB Speed of my PC? Or is it possible my PC has a higher maximum FSB that it supports?
I know it is very hard to find the page that has my computer documents so here is how you find these documents - I wanted to give you the direct link but it would lead you to a different page unless you had my PC's cookies
1 go to Technical Support pages from Fujitsu
2 Drivers/Downloads for computing
3 Search product model Celsius M450
I'm sorry if those instructions aren't 100% accurate was a long time since I searched.
I had a look in my BIOS - It's a Phoenix BIOS and I pressed F1 for Info and I read this and it looked important so I am putting it here incase it helps you to help me
CPU Type : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ *
CPU/FSB Freq : 2400/1067MHz
CPU Tech Info: 2 x EM64T Core
Cache L1/L2/L3: 32k/4096k/- per CPU Core
Stepping/Patch ID: 6.F.6/00C6
*((this part got cut off from my camera but i think it just said 2.4Ghz))
I don't know if this means my maximum FSB is 2400 or something but maybe somebody else knows what all these things mean.
I have some software called HWiNFO64 which says my Motherboard Chipset is a Intel 975X (Glenwood-DG) + ICH7R
And my Socket is a LGA775 (FC-LGA6) and TDP 65 W
I don't know if any of this helps. Please tell me if there is any other info's I can give you that will help you with my question
Anyway, what I really want to know is, what are my upgrade options for this PC if you know enough about it's spec now to tell me? I am really interested to know.
I was thinking about getting a Core 2 Quad machine because it said a 775 Socket and says the same FSB speed but I don't know if this means anything really.
I will check back on this thread during the week to reply to comments and questions thanks so much for helping again!!