Originally Posted by DogSong
I've read about guys getting away with installing unsupported CPUs in the motherboard, but have to update the bios..... Will this work for me too?
Do your homework, go back online and research the current motherboard you have.
You need to do then look for a updated bios by gateway.com.
Do not use third party unofficial bios support, you will risk damaging your parts if you are not tech knowlegable about bios configurations and setups.
If you are dead set on a core2duo, chuck that gateway btx motherboard to the sidelines and try this.
Intel 945G s 775 1066FSB Core 2 Duo Vid LAN Motherboard | eBay
Either that or get a standard atx motherboard and build a lga 1156 core i3 build or higher depending on budget limits.