New CPU Installation - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-17-2009, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
zythyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 111
Exclamation New CPU Installation

I have an old Q6600 sitting in my LANing PC and I have decided to put it in my main desktop.

It's been some while since I installed a CPU, so just to be safe I made this topic. What I plan on doing is:

Shutting down.

Removing E6850, installing Q660.

Reboot.

Good to go.

Do I need to configure anything in the BIOS and is this fine?

- zythyl
__________________

zythyl is offline  
Old 10-17-2009, 01:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
iFargle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 4,028
Default Re: New CPU Installation

You shouldn't. I'm sure the E6850 and the Q6600 operate at the same FSB, right?
__________________

__________________
7700k 32GB RAM 512GB 960 Pro GTX 1080 NCase M1
15" Retina MBP || 64GB Nexus 6P || 64GB iPad Air 2
Battle.net: iFargle #1561 || Steam/Origin: iFargle
iFargle is offline  
Old 10-17-2009, 02:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
zythyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 111
Default Re: New CPU Installation

Not entirely sure - as I said it's been a while... :S
zythyl is offline  
Old 10-17-2009, 02:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
iFargle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 4,028
Default Re: New CPU Installation

I just looked it up. the E6850 runs at 1333 while the Q660 runs at 1066. Make any changes in the BIOS if you have to about this.
__________________
7700k 32GB RAM 512GB 960 Pro GTX 1080 NCase M1
15" Retina MBP || 64GB Nexus 6P || 64GB iPad Air 2
Battle.net: iFargle #1561 || Steam/Origin: iFargle
iFargle is offline  
Old 10-17-2009, 02:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
zythyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 111
Default Re: New CPU Installation

Ok, thanks for looking it up.

Thing is I'm not too sure as to what I need to change in the BIOS. If it helps, I have a Gigabyte P35-S3 MB.
zythyl is offline  
Old 10-17-2009, 02:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
iFargle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 4,028
Default Re: New CPU Installation

I think it should just work. If ti doesn't you can always switch them back out and check the settings
__________________
7700k 32GB RAM 512GB 960 Pro GTX 1080 NCase M1
15" Retina MBP || 64GB Nexus 6P || 64GB iPad Air 2
Battle.net: iFargle #1561 || Steam/Origin: iFargle
iFargle is offline  
Old 10-17-2009, 04:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: New CPU Installation

they both require at least the F4 bios version to operate so you should be just fine.

Make sure you have some thermal paste to reapply to your heatsink after you clean the old stuff off.
__________________

__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GTA4 and its CPU intensive needs Gabb PC Gaming 297 03-08-2009 03:19 PM
CPU Upgrade question tothemax6 System Upgrades 14 12-28-2008 11:04 AM
somebody explain these cpu scores to me tastegw Overclocking and Modding 0 12-11-2008 02:57 AM
Problem Installing CPU Noniy Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 06-24-2008 03:04 PM
Rosewill RCX-2775 CPU cooler. A diamond in the rough. Sora New Technology and Products 8 06-18-2008 04:01 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.