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tommy18

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Specs:
9800gt
2gigs ram
pent 4 3.0 HT
20in monitor
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-8I945GMF
windows xp home

Basically I am looking for a new cpu for under 200 bucks.
I was considering the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield ($189) and the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz ($165)

Which is a better choice or are there better ones out there? and can my mobo take either of those 2 cpus?
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Hi there,

Your current motherboard cannot support either of those processors.

Here is the CPU Support chart for your motherboard.

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I was under the impression

"Optimized for Intel® Dual core Processor
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 Caches to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability"

Is that statement bogus?

Plus I thought a 775 socket would fit anything

Edited by tommy18, 04 December 2008 - 02:28 PM.

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Plus I thought a 775 socket would fit anything


More is dependent on the board than that. The phrase "latest dual-core CPU" would only have been valid at the time you bought it originally, not the best part of four years down the line.

Socket 775 fits a wide range of processors however those you've listed cannot be used with your board due to its architecture (make-up) and the fact it was originally made in early 2005 for the technology of the time. This is a risk you'll always take with computer hardware and parts because whatever you buy is effectively obsolete as soon as you buy it but if you wait for the latest and greatest you'll never buy anything as there's always something new.
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Sounds like they're talking about the Pentium D, which was the "latest dual-core" at the time.

And yes, it's the socket 775, so it will physically fit... but it won't boot up.

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Here is what I am planning to do....I am trying to re use all my hard drives, disk drives, psu. I wish there was a cheaper way around the xp oem problem but I guess I am forced to buy a new os. My goal is to spent 400 so am I missing anything that I need to buy for this porject

ram
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227269

mobo
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813141013

cpu
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037

os
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116488
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