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What's the best cpu i can use for this motherboard?


Standard Member
I have this motherboard P4M890
I have a Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 cpu atm
but want to upgrade

What's the best cpu i can get for this board

Cheers :smashin:


Is the board an Asus P5VD2-MX or an Asus P5V-VM DH?

In either case, it appears to support up to a Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66ghz, or Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93ghz if you're made of money! :smashin:


Distinguished Member
I have this motherboard P4M890

P4M890 is the VIA chipset on the motherboard, not the motherboard itself. You'll have to find out which motherboard you're using before you can be certain which CPUs it'll support (the chipset suggests 1066Mhz FSB Core 2 Duos are the best it'll support, but manufacturers sometimes guarantee support beyond which the chipset is officially capable of so you may be able to use a Core 2 Quad Q6600/Q6700.)


Standard Member
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/19/2006

Thats what is says when i used Belarc advisor
so what processor can i upgrade too

Many thanks :thumbsup:


Established Member
strange how it doesnt take the quad cores. looks like the fastest is the E6700, you might find that the E6600 is a better bet as its more common and a lot cheaper. its not much slower so the saving might be worth it. its a nice chip and should overclock up to 3.0ghz if you get a decent cooler. i had the Freezer 7 pro on mine, theyre dirt cheap and provide very good cooling. about 10c lower than the intel stock cooler and easy to install.


best place and cheapest to buy one of theses cpu E6600

Ebay or the computing forums here, Intel no longer manufacture them, so you'll struggle to find one new. You shouldn't be paying any more than £50 for one.

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