0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2011 8:50 PM by upgradeFrog

    DG965RY & E7600

    upgradeFrog

      I recently gave my mom the cool (but old) DG965RY with a standard 3 GHZ Pentium D processor and 4 Gigs of RAM that is capable of running on a 1066 System Bus.   It seems a shame for this RAM to be slaved to the 800 MHZ FSB of the Pentium D, but since the DG965RY is so old, I'm having a hard time finding Core 2 processors (on the market) that are officially compatible with it.

       

      One Core 2 Duo processor that I found that looked REALLY good was the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 Processor BX80571E7600 - 3.06GHz, 3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Wolfdale-3M, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775 which is available for sale here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4629529&CatId=2396

       

      Unfortunately, when I goto http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=dg965ry   that fastest supported Core 2 I see that is supported for the DG965RY is the E6700 @ 2.66 GHZ.

       

      Should I go ahead and buy the E7600 from TigerDirect and try it on my mom's DG965RY and hope it works anyway or do I need to get on eBay and look for a used E6700?

       

      Note: I know that I can get an i3 and Intel Motherboard for about $200, but then I would have to upgrade my mom's RAM from DDR2 to DDR3 and her DVD-RW from EIDE to SATA thus adding to the i3 upgrade costs.   It does seem that 4 Gigs of DDR3 is really cheap right now though...

      http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4433882&CatId=4524