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Old 2021-03-15, 13:09   #6
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"Ed Hall"
Dec 2009
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Originally Posted by PhilF View Post
It's important to go to the manufacturer's web site and pull up the list of supported CPUs for your particular motherboard. Not only can you find if it is supported, but you can also check the minimum BIOS version that supports it. You might find that all your motherboard needs is a BIOS update.
This is a good point and I found the user guide for the motherboard, but not the latest BIOS date. I'll have to dig further. At least the machine is providing some factoring now, as one of my more capable machines with the X5650s. (Probably a sad note that one of my better machines is running X5650s.) I suppose, maybe I should try to see which CPU is the better. . .


Edit: Found the info and it has the latest BIOS.

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