- Understanding Execute Disable Bit
- Getting Your Hands on an Execute Disabled Bit Processor
- Shopping for Execute Disable Bit-Compatible Hardware
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.