E5400 Intel CPU compatible with ECS 945GZT-M?

Ecs / 945gz/ct-m
April 7, 2011 at 14:55:10
Specs: Windows XP, 1.795 GHz / 2039 MB
Have 4-yr old mobo Elite group (ECS) 945GZT-M. Manufacturer says they testted Intel CPUs only up to E4500, and so, that is max CPU they list as compatible. Socket is LGA775.

Newer CPU E5400 is also LGA 775.

Does this mean that E5400 would also be compatible with 945GZT-M, or does anyone know for sure, even though not bench tested by ECS before they moved on to make and market newer mobos?

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#1
April 8, 2011 at 03:55:42
Intel 945g support wolfdale chips but check cpu support list from esc and if u don't find it there try to update bios. Before updating bios check if the new bios support wolfdale chips.

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#2
April 8, 2011 at 06:58:16
It's best to stick with whatever is on the CPU support list. It's an older board & as you stated, ECS has moved on to bigger & better things. The E5400 may work, but it's CPU coding info isn't programmed into the final BIOS version so it's a crapshoot.

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#3
April 8, 2011 at 19:03:47
Contacted ECS Tech Sppt...the mobo will not support E5400 due to non support of any 45nm cpu.

Trying now to find out from ECS if the E4700 cpu--very similar to E4500, would be supported...it is 65nm, 800FSB, socket PLGA775. Seems like it would be compatible due to these similarities to the E4500, Although the E4500 is socket LGA775, not PLGA775, this should not matter, I think.

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#4
April 9, 2011 at 13:32:51
c2d e4700 is LGA 775
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_...

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...

PLGA (Plastic Land Grid Array) describes how the core is packaged onto the chip, and LGA (Land Grid Array) is the type of socket the whole thing plugs into.

PLGA has also been used on PIIs, and s423 P4s (<- these were actually OLGA, Organic Land Grid Array - or OOI, Olga On Interposer).
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/...

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#5
April 9, 2011 at 19:14:28
Kuwese,

Thx for clarificatioins and links. ECS says the E4500 will work, and has not given me an answer regarding the E4700 (not listed on the 945gzt-m compatibility list--probably due to not being bench tested.) Both cpus cost the same out there in the market. But, the E4700 is faster.
Would you have an opinion on whether an E4700 would function on my 945gzt-m mobo, just as the listed E4500 would, in view of the similarities of specs for both cpus? The E4600 and E4700 seem to be tweeked for speed over the E4500 cpu. I see no other differences. Your comments on this?

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#6
April 9, 2011 at 21:17:08
E4500 http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_...
E4700 http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_...

As u can see the only difference is clock multiplier. iam sure e4700 will work with 945gzt-m.

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#7
July 3, 2011 at 16:16:19
Just wondering if you were able to get a e4700 to work with your ecs 945gzt-m? I have the same motherboard on one of my pc and is looking at this upgrade option also. Thx!



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#8
July 5, 2011 at 13:23:22
No. I played it safe and bought an E4500. Works great. My PC now runs faster and I can listen to music without stalls and pauses in the playback as was occuring with my old Celeron CPU.

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#9
July 5, 2011 at 13:25:15
Thanks to all of you, especially Kuwese, for the friendly replies and help! ;~D

Thanks much,
Serob48


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