two years ago i built a nice system and now i've decided i'd like an upgrade
mobo: Abit AW9D-MAX
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz
GFX: nVidia GeForce 8800GTX
RAM: G.Skill 2GB Dual Channel
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W
upgrades i'm eyeing:
2 GB additional G.Skill RAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.8Ghz ($220)
and in the future i plan on buying a GeForce 295 or something
my question is: since my mobo only supports a 1066Mhz FSB, and the Q9550 has an FSB rating of 1333, will it still work? my second choice would be the Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz ($200) (1066Mhz FSB). the price difference hardly matters, but i would much rather have the Q9550 if it will run on my mobo. Abit has done tests on various CPUs, listed here: Universal abit > CPU Support List
but the Q9550 is blank, so it hasn't been tested. but i noticed that other 1333mhz FSB CPUs have been tested and work?
also, i've read that it's generally a bad idea to try and run higher FSB-rated CPUs on lower rated mobos. why is this?
thanks in advance