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Untowire

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Hi,

How can I find out if my motherboard accepts a 800 FSB CPU? My understanding is that Intel i945GM.

Your help would be much appreciated.


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Edited by Untowire, 26 December 2007 - 05:10 AM.

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Neil Jones

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Find out who makes it then look the model number up on their website. They should be a CPU support list, there usually is for the bigger manufacturers.
Intel i945GM is a chipset model/name which is used on hundreds of boards.
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Find out who makes it then look the model number up on their website. They should be a CPU support list, there usually is for the bigger manufacturers.
Intel i945GM is a chipset model/name which is used on hundreds of boards.



Thank you for the reply. Acer Acadia (From: CPU-Z). I'm going to do a search now.

Thanks again.
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Hi,

No luck on my end. If anyone else can reach out and give me a helping hand, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your time.


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The Acer Acadia seems to be a generic Acer board that's used in a lot of Acer laptops. Is it a laptop or a desktop?

Edited by Neil Jones, 26 December 2007 - 03:15 PM.

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The Acer Acadia seems to be a generic Acer board that's used in a lot of Acer laptops. Is it a laptop or a desktop?


Hi,

Thank you for the reply, much appreciated.

Yes, it's a Laptop (Acer Aspire).

I've upgraded the memory and would also like to upgrade the CPU.

Thanks.
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Processors in a laptop are generally not upgradable, or they're only upgradable to a point where one has to think "is it really worth it?"

Having said that, the i945GM mobile chipset series only supports a 667 front side bus so even if it could talk to an 800FSB processor, the memory would slow it down anyway.
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As far as i was aware Cpu's are soldered to the board so upgrading them is impossible and unnecessary.
You have already done what you can and upgraded the memory.
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Hi,

Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated. Learn something new everyday.

Hope I can be of some help to this forum in the near future.


Regards,
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yes if u want to get a faster speeds ur best bet is to get a faster pc laptops
are no good for upgrades only memory upgrades

i reached that same prob with my turionx2 dulcore laptop so i sold it and bought a quad core desktop
with 2x the memory 4 cores my turion was 1.8ghz my quad core is 2.20ghz thats a 400mhz x 4 jump .
so if your looking for raw power get a good desktop or spend $2-$3,000 for a laptop with same specks as a 2 year old quad core desktop
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