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I have a Intel DG965WH motherboard. I am looking to upgrade my processor. I've checked the "Supported Processor" list, and I've checked the compatibility tool. I'm still a bit confused because the clock speed of the E6700 processors being sold online do not match the ones listed in the compatibility tool.

Are these newer versions of the E6700 compatible? What are the important factors?

Update: This upgrade went off without a hitch.

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Yes, it is compatible.

When choosing CPU, you need to look at only two things - socket and FSB (bus frequency).

Your motherboard specification says:

Support for the following:

Intel® Core™2 Duo processor in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 or 800 MHz system bus

Which clearly states that this CPU is supported, since it is:

Core 2 Duo E6700 – 2.67 GHz (4 MB L2, 1066 MHz FSB), LGA775

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Sweet thanks - it may seem obvious given the specification, but I wanted a second opinion that these were the key factors. – altCognito Mar 11 '11 at 19:48
It's always good to check twice if you are going to buy something :) – Andrejs Cainikovs Mar 11 '11 at 19:56

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