Hi all, I had a couple of questions:
I am looking to buy a powerful processor (CPU) from intel. I currently have an Intel Core2 Duo E6550 2.33 GHz CPU. However, as I found out, the CPU needs to be compatible with my motherboard, whose full name I think is "GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3 MOTHERBOARD S775,P35,FSB1333,DDR2,PCIEx16,SATA2,GbLAN,RAID,ATX,VDBIOS". By the way my computer is NOT a laptop.
As I don't have much knowledge in this area, I couldn't figure out which processors are compatible. Could anyone point me out to a reletively powerful intel processor (a link would be great). I've already checked with my local computer hardware store, and they told me that my motherboard is a bit old and they don't ship in many stuff for it, and that the best processor they could provide me with is a 2.93 GHz one for one hundred and something dollars (which is why I came here hoping that Intel would still have good processors in stock that are compatible). 2.93 is not bad, but since I'm paying them a ridiculus price of $85 to instal the processor, I thought I might as well go for a processor that is a bit more "top of the range" (hopefully not too expensive) so that I don't have to upgrade it for a while. By the way I deffinately don't want to change my motherboard (as I will have too much trouble reinstalling the massive load of programs that I have!).
My second question is: How do I buy from this site? When I was checking the products section for processors, I could not find a "BUY" button. Maybe intel doesn't sell to individual customers and only in large numbers to stores?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also sorry for bad English (it's my second language).
Hello: If your desktop board is indeed GA-P35-S3, according to GIGABYTE, the fastest processor supported is the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770, you can confirm this information here: http://ee.giga-byte.com/products/mb/cpulist/ga-p35-s3.html For the specifications of the QX9770, you can check the following URL : http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=34444