Intel Core 2 Duos

By GameJunkie72792
Dec 30, 2006
  1. can i use a core 2 duo socket 478 cpu in any mobo, or does the mobo have to support dual core cpus?
  2. darel001

    darel001 TS Rookie Posts: 40

    I believe c2d is 775 socket , and i would recommend getting a new mobo that runs 1066 FSb , to really get the full c2d. Hope this helps, plus if u are getting a new cpu , it doesnt hurt to get a beter mobo .
  3. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    thanks that helps alot and possibly saved me some money
  4. darel001

    darel001 TS Rookie Posts: 40

    You dnt know how glad it makes me feel to know i helped . C ya.
  5. anstro

    anstro TS Rookie

    Core 2 Duo is a LGA775 socket and it works only with Intel P965 or Intel 975 chipset so if you want a Core 2 Duo be sure your motherboard has one of those chipsets
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Not entirely true. There are a number of chipsets besides those two mentioned that work with Core2Duo.

    Nvidia's 680i for example.
  7. darel001

    darel001 TS Rookie Posts: 40

    There is an ecs p4m800 pro mobo which supports c2d, but with my experience it is by far theeeeee worst mobo ever. I got it in a PD bundle and the damn thing wouldnt accept any ram i would put in it, i ended up getting a gygabyte. THIs cmp took me like month and a half to know what was worng. and itsuked cause it was a comp i was building for my uncle so i felt bad. But all ended mostly well.
  8. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    would a sit such as newegg have the bundle i am looking for? if not where would i get it?
  9. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Actually, there are Core 2s for socket 478. The mobile Core 2s will fit in socket 478 mobos or so I have heard. They run on a 667MHz system bus, so that's not out of range of socket 478 (max 800MHz).
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    you must use a core 2 duo motherboard specfically.

    The CPU requires a specialized chipset.
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