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Old 06-20-2008, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a asus P5N-E motherboard that I have been using for about a year. I was planning to upgrade it with a intel E7200 core 2 duo wolfdale, but I noticed in newegg specs that the cpu types recommended for the P5N-E was Pentium Extreme/PentiumD/Pentium4/Celeron.

Is this spec important? I had assumed any cpu that would fit in a 775 socket would be fine.

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No not really, check manufacturer website if that CPU is compatible with your current board.

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Well before you use the P5N-e, make sure it has the latest bios, because it needs the latest version to support Wolfdales (but it'll still overclock badly with a 650i)
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You will need to update to the 1001 bios.
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