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Titan8990

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I'm interested in updating my BIOS and getting a C2D chip. Because I have an Intel board and don't have overclocking as an option, I wouldn't want to go less than a E6320. When I look at the release notes for the BIOS upgrades for my board it simply says "Updated CPU Support": http://downloadcente...s...t&strOSs=38.

I can't find anywhere where it says which CPUs are now supported after the update. I think I may just have my hopes up anyways because the max FSB speed currently on my board is 800Mhz. Is bus speed something that can be increased through a BIOS upgrade? I had a look around and noticed boards with the same 945GZ chipset allowing the 1066mhz FSB: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813121047.

Any help is appreciated. My board is an Intel D945GNT. I'm trying to get ready for Age of Conan.

Edited by Titan8990, 23 August 2007 - 05:26 PM.

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The only thing I could find was a list of supported processors that went to the Pentium D, but not the Core 2 range. The BIOS update was released 26/7 and the supported processors page was last updated before then, so I would email them and see if the update the page.
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I was hoping there was something I was missing. I will try to send them a e-mail.
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I thought I should share the reply I got that linked me back to the out of date list of supported CPUs:

Thank you for contacting Intel® Technical Support.

The fastest processor the Intel® Desktop Board D945GNT supports is the Intel® Pentium® D processor 960 (see http://www.intel.com...0.htm#pentiumd). No Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Desktop Processor is supported on the desktop board in question, even if BIOS is updated to the most current 4089 version.

Sincerely, Salem W.Intel® Technical Support Intel® Desktop Board Support Web Sitehttp://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/ A representative of Intel may subsequently contact you (via email) in order to obtain your feedback on the quality of the support you received. If you do not wish to participate, simply delete the survey email. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


I'm just going to buy a new board. Thanks for the help troy.
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Oooh oooh what board are you looking at getting? Can you give me your old one? It would be a step up for me... :whistling:
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I'm going to have to wait a couple weeks to get it now that I have to buy a board as well. I was thinking this board: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128050 with a E6550.
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