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Shopping for Execute Disable Bit-Compatible Hardware

If you are planning a motherboard upgrade to support Socket 775, be sure to check with your motherboard vendor to determine if your motherboard supports Execute Disable Bit, or will support it through a BIOS upgrade.

Currently, J-series processors with Execute Disable Bit are selling for about the same price as those without this feature. Even if the price of processors lacking Execute Disable Bit drops, I recommend you buy processors which include this feature if you also use one of the operating systems which support Execute Disable Bit.

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