CPU upgrading help

December 7, 2010 at 09:11:28
Specs: Windows XP, intel pentium 4 640/ 2gb Ram
would this processor:

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Penti...

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?i...

be compatible with this board:

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/produ...

even though on the foxconn website it says that it is only compatible with pentium processors but the processor i am wanting to upgrade it to shows that it is compatible with the 775 socket and has a FSB of 800mhz which this motherboard is capable of doing is it still compatible??


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#1
December 7, 2010 at 09:49:14
Pentium d and pentium dual core e series are two different cpu's(they use different architecture). That board will not support e5550.

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#2
December 7, 2010 at 10:37:14
Ok how about if i put this cpu on then?:

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?i...


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#3
December 7, 2010 at 10:38:15
this is my first attempt at changing a cpu in a computer so i dont know much about it apart from the sockets

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#4
December 7, 2010 at 11:25:02
The motherboard page that you posted a link to tells you which processors can be used:

- Intel® Pentium® D, Pentium® 4 Prescott, Celeron D, Socket T (LGA775) processors
- 800 / 533MHz front side bus (FSB)

The Pentium dual core is NOT supported, neither is the Core 2 Duo.


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#5
December 7, 2010 at 12:08:35
but both CPU's have 775 sockets so surely they should be compatible?

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#6
December 7, 2010 at 12:28:41
Absolutely not, the Sockets may all be 775, but Motherboards have different chipsets, hence why you can only use what Foxconn state

By all means keep arguing or waste your money buying, but maybe you should spend time Googling as that is the best way to learn the ins and outs....


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#7
December 7, 2010 at 13:10:12
"but both CPU's have 775 sockets so surely they should be compatible?"

Then why doesn't the motherboard manufacturer list them? All you had to do was look at the CPU support list at Foxconn:

http://www.foxconnsupport.com/cpusu...


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