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Can my mobo use any Core 2 duos?


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Rocknrollcows

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I was wondering if my mobo can support ANY core 2 duos. or Dual core procs?

Specs:

Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Model: 0x8582
chipset: Intel i945p/pl/g/gz
Southbridge: intel 82801gb(ICH7/R)
Socket 775 LGA

I currently have a Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott at 3.0ghz

will i be able to?

EDIT:

is this proc any good?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116299

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 07 February 2008 - 06:45 PM.

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Someone else has tried this with some success.

In case anyone is interested or searched in future, I upgraded my P4 630 to a PD 945 without any problem. Even clearing CMOS was not necessary (I disabled HT before removing the old cpu though). One thing to mention is that after reading a few posts on various steppings and compatibility issues, I looked for an e-tailer who guaranteed to ship a newer stepping PD 945 cpu (SL9QQ instead of the older and widely available SL9QB). You might want to look for the latest stepping cpu as well.

Also, I bought my Dimension in July 2005 and the motherboard model is 0X8582.


The Intel PD 945 is the 3.4 Ghz 800fsb processor.

I do not think your MB supports Core2 duo's.

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Edited by SRX660, 07 February 2008 - 07:57 PM.

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So i can use http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116299?

thats great!!!

now i need a better PSU :)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052 this one any good? reviews are pretty good

thanks
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If I remember correctly from an earlier post of yours, you are interested in upgrading this computer for the sake of gaming, correct? Unfortunately, a Pentium D at 3Ghz will not give much of a performance increase over a Pentium 4 at 3Ghz. I would highly recommend saving up for a new motherboard which would support the Core 2 Duos, and in the meantime try to make do with the P4. Your money will be much better spent in the end.

Edited by stettybet0, 07 February 2008 - 08:04 PM.

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Oh really?

thanks. I wasn't planning on upgrading my CPU anytime soon. Just checking to see if i can even support it. If my current proc is somewhat the same as this Pent D. then i'll just save up my money.

Im trying on getting a PSU for the 9600gt (400w minimum) so im pretty low on cash right now (man, I need a job)

thanks

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 07 February 2008 - 08:08 PM.

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As I suggested in another one of your topics, this PSU is probably one of the cheapest you are going to get, while still maintaining quality. It's $50 after the mail-in rebate.
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