05-13-2018 04:53 AM - edited 05-13-2018 04:55 AM
Hello guys, I have an old ThinkCentre A55 (type 8985), I want to know if this desktop is compatible with a Pentium E6700 @ 3.2Ghz since it has the same No. of Cores, Cache Size, and FSB with the Core 2 Duo E6300 which is currently installed on my system. May there be a slight chance that the Pentium is compatible? I also want to know if there is any compatability with a Core 2 Duo E7600, I've read another post on the forums, and I learned that the latest processor that this system can support is the Core 2 Duo E6700, the only difference between these two C2D processors being the cache size, with the former having a 3MB L2 cache and the latter having only a 2MB L2. I also want to know if this system supports 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, because I assume that it will be automatically underclocked to 667Mhz. The reason why I'm upgrading such an old system is because I have none of that $$. Thank you in advance for answering, any additional suggestions/recommendations or tips are most appreciated.