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    Senior Member Mr_Zooly's Avatar
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    I have core2 duo 6400 @ 2.13Ghz and I wondering how to find out if i can upgrade this chip to a better one (either higher spec or quad core?) I'm not sure about the motherboard as its an acer pre built system, as you may tell from this that a PC expert I aint
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    I have core2 duo 6400 @ 2.13Ghz and I wondering how to find out if i can upgrade this chip to a better one (either higher spec or quad core?) I'm not sure about the motherboard as its an acer pre built system, as you may tell from this that a PC expert I aint
    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, t
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    You will need to know what socket for the CPU your MoBo takes. Mine is a 775.
    There is more research to be done however. There are many folks here who will be able to help.

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    Download a free program called cpu-z and that should tell you what kind of motherboard you have. The motherboards chipset (and to a lesser extent BIOS) will determine what upgrades are available to you.


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    core speed 1600.4mhz? what does that mean?
    I cant seem to overclock the processor either as its on an acer MRS600M motherboard and I cant find anywhere in the bios to change things.
    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, t
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    Ok, there is a bios setting that lowers the CPU speed and voltage when the CPU not being used in order to save power, that's why it shows that way, it's not a problem. I need to see the tab that says Mainboard.
    "The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.[Europe], under pretence of governing they have divided their nations into two classes, wolves and sheep. If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves. " - Thomas Jefferson
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    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though
    We are not now that strength which in old days
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    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, t
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    Ok, I did some research and Acer has really crappy support, lol. I wasn't able to find anything official but I did see several instances of people running that Acer motherboard with a Q6600. That would lead me to believe any of the 65nm core2 CPUs with a 1033fsb would run just fine. I doubt any 45nm or any 1333fsb CPUs would run.
    "The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.[Europe], under pretence of governing they have divided their nations into two classes, wolves and sheep. If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves. " - Thomas Jefferson
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    Thanks Shin
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    My pleasure m8!
    "The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.[Europe], under pretence of governing they have divided their nations into two classes, wolves and sheep. If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves. " - Thomas Jefferson
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