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Old 03-16-2009, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Upgrade to duel core, which is correct? Please help

I want to upgrade to a duel core processor, to be able to run the newer games a bit better, i have the LGA 775 motherboard socket, and was wondering which processor would be best?

Would this work?

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

or am i way off base here is the a short summery of my computer,



--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage Lavalys - Comprehensive IT Security and Management
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer TVG-537B9EDD8DE
Generator tvg
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-03-16
Time 13:33


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name TVG-537B9EDD8DE
User Name tvg

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 520, 2800 MHz (14 x 200)
Motherboard Name Asus PTGD1-LA (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale i915P
System Memory 2560 MB
BIOS Type AMI (07/05/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP1614C (160 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Optical Drive LITE-ON DVD+RW SOHW-802S (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148A (48x CD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 152617 MB (148321 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Peripherals:
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

THANKS SO MUCH!
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Default Re: Upgrade to duel core, which is correct? Please help

The Intel 915 chipset you motherboard uses will not support a e8400 or any other 45nm Core 2 duo.
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Default Re: Upgrade to duel core, which is correct? Please help

it will support the 65nm processors, such as the e6850 and lower. no e7XXX or e8XXXX or q9XXX series are supported on that chipset. i also believe you might be able to put a q6600 in there, but i could be wrong.
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Considering that it is a prebuilt (HP), you might consider replacing the mobo along with the CPU.
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