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Mason24

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Hello,

I was just curious if its possible to upgrade my current processor:

Core 2 Duo © E6400 2.13 GHz
1066 MHz front side busSocket 775

to a


Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700
(8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

and if its even worth it? My motherboard is:

Basswood-UL8E

Any feedback is much appreciated
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Troy

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Quick answer: No.

Socket: 775
Supports the following processors:
Intel Core Duo E6x00 with Dual Core technology (Conroe core)
Pentium D 9x0 series Dual Core (Presler)
Pentium D 8xx series (Smithfield)
Pentium 4 6x1 series (Cedar Mill core)
Pentium 4 6xx (Prescott core)
Pentium 4 5xx (Prescott core)
Pentium 4 LGA-775 HT (Prescott core)


So you are limited to the dual cores from that era, I think the E6600 and E6700 exist, you'd have to chaseup what exists that fits in that specification and then start scouring. As they're older processors now you'd probably have to look at a second hand place of purchase.

PS - Hi and welcome :)

Edited by Troy, 28 June 2010 - 01:17 AM.

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Mason24

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Alright that was quick lol. well i guess ill see about getting a new machine to replace this slow thing. Thanks!
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Quick answer: No.

Socket: 775
Supports the following processors:
Intel Core Duo E6x00 with Dual Core technology (Conroe core)
Pentium D 9x0 series Dual Core (Presler)
Pentium D 8xx series (Smithfield)
Pentium 4 6x1 series (Cedar Mill core)
Pentium 4 6xx (Prescott core)
Pentium 4 5xx (Prescott core)
Pentium 4 LGA-775 HT (Prescott core)


So you are limited to the dual cores from that era, I think the E6600 and E6700 exist, you'd have to chaseup what exists that fits in that specification and then start scouring. As they're older processors now you'd probably have to look at a second hand place of purchase.

PS - Hi and welcome :)



are you really only limited to the e6600 and e6700 ???? if he gets a biod update and the mobo supports it surely a intel core 2 quad would work ?

im looking on my fav supplier scan.co.uk and the core 2 quad is a 775 socket

Edited by skitzodancer, 28 June 2010 - 12:26 PM.

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Troy

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Yeah well I don't know to be honest, I was just going direct from the HP website which is where that motherboard is from. So if the CPU support list doesn't have a CPU listed, I'm not going to try it or recommend it.

So in summary, no.

Similar to the old socket 945 motherboards, there were lots of these motherboards out when the new Core 2 Duo processors were released. Of course everything was socket 775, and only a handful of motherboard manufacturers released a BIOS update that could use the new processors. The large majority did not release a BIOS update, meaning that those users were stuck buying a new board if they wanted the Core 2 Duo processor.
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