Building this PC from used parts to get my feet wet. Here's what I have so far:
Motherboard Intel - DP35DP LGA 775
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.3GHz 6MB/cache 1333MHz
Heatsink/Fan - Intel D601188-01
RAM - Crucial 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
HDD - Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB
PSU - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
Video Card - EVGA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card
OS - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Case - NZXT Source 210 Elite Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
That's what I have, or will have, soon. Optical drives, sound card, will be added later.
A couple of questions about this build.
Motherboard specs per Intel indicate this Motherboard will support the following:
Intel® Core™2 Quad processor in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 MHz system bus
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 or 800 MHz system bus
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor in an LGA775 socket with an 800 MHz system bus
Intel® Celeron® processor in an LGA775 socket with an 800 MHz system bus
According to Intel Processor Match here
, there are several CPUs that are compatible with this Motherboard, yet their FSB speed of 1333MHz exceeds the specs showing 1066MHz max. An example would be the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz 6MB/cache 1333MHz.
Why would the processor compatibility chart show processors that exceed the specs for this Motherboard? If I were to install a CPU with a FSB 1333MHz, would it be incompatible with the Motherboard, or will it work but only work at 1066MHz FSB speed? With the limitation for FSB at 1066MHz per specs, should I only consider CPUs with FSB 1066MHz?
Would I be better off installing an Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06GHz 3MB/cache 1066Mhz or an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz 8MB/cache 1066MHz? Lastly, the processor compatibility chart lists Processors and Desktop Processors. Can I consider CPUs in each category or do I have to stick to Desktop Processors?
This PC build is primarily used for typical home computing. No advanced or heavy gaming, no video editing or heavy encoding software.
Thoughts and recommendations greatly appreciated.
Edited by Webslinger64, 01 October 2013 - 07:31 AM.