What CPU's can my motherboard support?

December 3, 2009 at 16:49:47
Specs: Windows XP Pro
Hi there, I hope someone can help me, I want to know what CPU's motherboard supports because I want to upgrade my CPU if its possible. I the following motherboard (GA-8I915MD-GV GIGABYTE), and the current CPU I have on it is a (Celeron D 351 - 3.2GHz Socket 755 256k 533MHz FSB 90nm Prescott Core). Will it be possible for me to upgrade my CPU to something better like a Core 2 Due or a Quad Core? When I run a search in google for my motherboard I find this http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products... Now if you look on the right side of that page you will see a link that says "CPU Support List", I'm not sure if that is for the my motherboard? If anyone can help me with this it will be much appreciated, thank you

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December 3, 2009 at 18:45:56
Yep, that's the list for your board.

And like every other i915 board on the planet, yours is limited to single-core Netburst CPUs--Celeron D and Pentium 4.

You'll need a newer board to run a Core 2-based CPU.

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December 4, 2009 at 02:27:37
Thank you for your response it helped.

If that's the list for my board, why does it show all those CPU's if I can't put any of them on my board? Doesn't it kinda defy the point of putting it on the list of supported CPU's?

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December 5, 2009 at 02:33:05
Because those are all the LGA 775 processors that were made.

The best you can do is a Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.4GHz.

Anything above a Pentium 4 will not work with the 915 motherboard.

The processors that won't work concludes the following....

Pentium D (Old Dual Cores)

Core 2 Duo (All Series)

Pentuim D E series (Based on the Core 2 Duo)

Core 2 Quad (All Series)

Celeron E series (Based on Core 2 Duo)

You're best bet would be to go to ebay and find some Pentuim 4's for sale cheap. Here you can find some LGA775 Pentuim 4's really cheap.


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December 6, 2009 at 05:04:54
Thank you for your help, it helped.

I think if thats the case then I'm rather going to buy myself a new motherboard and get a proper CPU, pentuim 4 just is to slow for me. I want at least a Core 2 due 2.8Ghz.

Guess I'll just have to pay more :(

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December 6, 2009 at 08:35:49
Yeah but you can buy a G31 chipset for dirt cheap that will even support Core 2 Quads.

BIOSTAR G31D-M7 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

39.99 + free shipping.


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