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Recommended CPU upgrade for motherboard?


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kweno

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Hey guys... hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

My motherboard is really ****, but anyways im looking to upgrade the CPU to further feed my gaming addiction.

 

Budget - Max of £55, but could be persuaded to go higher.

 

OS - Windows 7, 64bit

Motherboard - ASRock > G31M - S

- http://www.asrock.com/mb/intel/g31m-s/

 

Supports -

LGA 775 for Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad / Core™ 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron® Dual Core / Celeron, supporting Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors
- Compatible with all FSB1600*/1333/1066/800 MHz CPUs
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports EM64T CPU

 

Current CPU - Intel® Celeron® CPU E1500 @ 2.20GHz  - i know right :alarm: :no:

 

Currently looking at - http://www.amazon.co...&condition=used - Will this fit? Quad or Duo? - Yes im newb to this :)

 

If you need anymore info just leme know.

 

Thanks guys!

 

Side note - I have a CPU from a previous build that is definetly better but, I don't want to just assume if it fits it works, haven't tried to fit it yet tho... unfortunatly I don't have the CPU make/model/type.. w/e as there are no markings on it that indicate this info. I can tell you that it's currently fitted in a P23G (V3.0) FSB 1066. is it worth trying to fit it, or would i be taking a risk in damaging my build if not supported?


Edited by kweno, 24 August 2014 - 03:18 PM.

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phillpower2

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:welcome:   kweno

 

The CPU is all good with your MB but before you purchase take a look at the less expensive but better CPU here this CPU will allow for the faster 1333MHz Ram to be used.

 

As an asides, don't you just love those Amazon sellers charging £4.59 for delivery  :(

 

 

RE your edit, not sure what you think is better about the PC Chips MB/CPU as the fastest FSB CPU that MB will accept is the slower 1066MHz, specs here

 

 

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kweno

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:welcome:   kweno

 

The CPU is all good with your MB but before you purchase take a look at the less expensive but better CPU here this CPU will allow for the faster 1333MHz Ram to be used.

 

As an asides, don't you just love those Amazon sellers charging £4.59 for delivery  :(

 

 

RE your edit, not sure what you think is better about the PC Chips MB/CPU as the fastest FSB CPU that MB will accept is the slower 1066MHz, specs here

 

 

Thanks philpower!

 

In my current build i only have 2, 1gig ram 800mhz ddr2...Yes, i belive an upgrade is needed here too haha. I'll most likely be ordering some new shiny RAM to go with a CPU

So if im understanding right, even though my MB dosen't support 1333RAM with the correct CPU i could Upgrade to 1333RAM?

 

Current MB Memory supports -

- Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology

- 2 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 800/667 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB*

 

 

 

 

The CPU in my old MB I remember being a DUO of sorts, which is why i belive it to be better than my current one.

 

Quick question... when replacing a CPU do I have to download a correct driver ect or face the inevetable BSOD?

 

 

I found my old CPU details under the thermal paste! yup, i feel stupid...

 

INTEL 05

CORE 2 DUO

6400 SL9T9 MALAY

2.13GHZ / 2M / 1066 / 06

0646A483


Edited by kweno, 25 August 2014 - 06:37 AM.

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phillpower2

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Best upgrade option is still the one here

 

The CPU that you asked about and the one that I have suggested are compatible with your MB so you should have no problems with any blue screens.


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