I currently have an HP Pavilion a5050a desktop and I'm looking to upgrade my processor to give the computer a bit more punch. However, I'm a bit confused about a few things.
My computer currently has the following:
Intel E6300 1.86 GHz Dual Core 2
Asus P5LP-LE motherboard supporting FSB speeds of 533 MHz, 800 MHz, 1066 MHz (processor dependent).
Intel Chipset 945G
Now, what is the most powerful processor I can get without replacing the motherboard?
I've looked at the E6850 processor, which according to HP tech support will be compatible with my motherboard. However, I do have my doubts, as this processor runs at an FSB speed of 1333 MHz, according to the Intel website.
Presumably this would mean that the FSB speed is too fast for my motherboard to deal with???
I'm extremely baffled by this, as the HP tech support seem quite happy that the motherboard will be compatible with this processor.
Any advice on this, or what would be a good processor compatible with my motherboard?