Tried to upgrade CPU, no joy, why?!

Hewlett-packard Pavilion m7480n desktop
September 28, 2009 at 21:44:12
Specs: Windows XP
So I just received the CPU that I ordered and I put it in and its not working. I thought that I had the right part but maybe I am wrong?

I have a m7480n HP Computer. The motherboard type is: P5LP-LE

When I looked up the specs on the motherboard it says it supports the following CPU's:

# Socket: 775
# Supports the following processors:

* Core 2 Duo E6x00
* Core 2 Duo E4x00
* Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core
* Pentium D 8xx Dual Core
* Pentium 4 6x1 series
* Celeron D 3xx series

(the motherboards specs can be found here: )

Now by going off of that info I ordered the E6300 Dual Core CPU from neweggs website.

It should've worked correct? Or am I totally missing something here. Any help you could provide would be most appreciated. Maybe you could suggest a dual core CPU that might work?

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September 28, 2009 at 23:02:24
It looks like you ordered the wrong E6300 for your board. Intel made two very different CPUs with the E6300 label. For a company that designs incredibly complex processors, they can sure make some boneheaded marketing decisions.

The original E6300 was one of the first Core 2 Duo CPUs, released way back in 2006. It's a 65nm Conroe core that runs at 1.86GHz.

The E6300 you ordered runs at 2.8GHz, and is based on the 45nm Wolfdale core. Unfortunately, the 45nm revision of the Core 2 requires a totally different voltage regulator. Your older board does not support these newer 45nm CPUs.

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September 30, 2009 at 00:24:44
Like Jackbomb said your motherboard will not support it. the best you can do with that motherboard is an Core 2 Duo E6700, but the price for these processors now are starting to sky rocket, because they are no longer being produced and it wouldn't be worth the 185+ dollar price tag when you can get a Core 2 Quad Q9400 for around the same price now.

The best solution for you is to keep that processor you just bought and buy another motherbaord that will support it. Here is an Intel G31 micro atx motherboard for 44 dollars, that will support everything up to a Core 2 Quad Core Q9x00 series.

That's going to be your best solution.

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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