Mobo and CPU compatibility
Good Day folks, a while back I found a Core 2 Quad for a great price (Q9550), and after checking at the store with an associate found it supported my mobo, an XFX nForce 680i LT. Except apparently it is not fully compatible, nvidia says it should be, online retail shops says it should be, but the XFX website says they are not. So... while my PC has had no issues, what exactly am I losing by supposedly being not quite the right fit. Should i bite the bullet and just spend the 120ish on a 780i, or do we think I'm okay with what i have?
I upgraded from a p4, and the performance boost was awesome, but I want to to be sure I'm not missing out on extra processing power somewhere. Thanks so much ahead of time, I look forward to some answers from you all : )