Answer Best answer as chosen by user NveedEverywhere
by Willy - 3/26/12 10:29 AM
In Reply to: 775 Socket by NveedEverywhere
The problem with OEM systems is they tend not to be flexible in a wide range of new cpu installs/replacements. While the LPGA775 socket is friendly to many a cpu, its the chipset and bios that allow that replacement to work. You mention the E4500, thus look at "E" family of cpus and check the specs of the E4500 in order to compare. You'll find that E-family of cpus basically are speed different and/or how they handle the "bit-handling" of special options build-in the cpu. That in turn maybe best handled by the bios and chipset to take advantage of. Of course, you have to find out what the mtrbd. is capable of besides the LPGA775 socket being present. Thus know who made the mtrbd. itself and then check against similar types, the most flexible or easy being Intel made.
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