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Can I use a 1333MHz processor on a mobo with a max 1066 FSB? To be specific, can I use the Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 with a Intel BOXD975XBX2KR?
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Normally no, but in the past you have been able to run CPUs at a lower FSB than their rated value, however newer systems and processors tend not to let you do this anymore.

According to Intel, that board only supports up to an E6700 in the Core 2 Duo range and has no support for any 1333FSB processors at this time. There may be BIOS updates in the future that allow it, but this is not guaranteed.
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