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CPU / Mobo Question


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amw_drizz

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Okay, I have been given a 3.6ghz Intel Celeron D and I am looking at upgrading the CPU to a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor to be specific.

I am running a Biostar P4M890-M7 SE for a main board, and I am also considering upgrading the ram from 2 gigs ddr2 800mghz fsb to 4 gigs of ddr2 1066 fsb ram if I can use this cpu on this mother board.


The reason why I ask is that the cpu sheet on the biostar site -> [codebox]http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/cpu_support.php?S_ID=173 [/codebox] gives me a non existent CPU according to newegg.com.

So pretty much what I would like to know is if this CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz will work with this motherboard Biostar P4M890-M7 SE. And I already know that in order to get the full advantage of this cpu I need to upgrade the ram and I am looking at this OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) (PC2 8500) for memory.

So yes or no? Will it work or will it fry the cpu, I don't want to drop $170 on a cpu and fry it cause the mobo cant run it.
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james_8970

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No, the motherboard will not support the newer generation of processors from Intel, in your case the E8400. If you want some motherboard suggestions, please let me know what your target budget is and if you would like to overclock. If you wish to overclock, please tell me what your target frequency is.
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Edited by james_8970, 02 November 2008 - 03:00 PM.

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amw_drizz

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Well I my target budget is under $400 for a Mobo, CPU, Ram, Video Card, and a replacement DVD-RW drive. And that is my max, I was hoping on $300 just for the cpu, ram, and video card. I guess that is now no longer an option.

Well, I guess it is back to the drawing board. If you can suggest some good boards that will allow me to OC the CPU that would be great. I am looking at some ASUS boards right now. Keep in mind while you look for a board that it has to have 2 IDE connections as of right now I have no SATA drives.


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