Intel Processor Upgrade

By Chris3425 ยท 5 replies
Jun 30, 2008
  1. Hi, I am thinking about upgrading my Intel Processor from a Intel P4 3.2Ghz HT to a Core2Duo processor, but I am confused by a number of things.

    First of all, it says that the processor I upgrade to needs to be compatible with the Intel LGA775 socket, which my current motherboard does have, but I checked on my manufactures website and they said that my current motherboard is only compatible with Intel P4 and Celeron processors.

    Does the processor have to be compatable with the motherboard as well as the socket it goes into?

    Please reply,

  2. boykov

    boykov TS Booster Posts: 74


    What is the exact motherboard model you have ?
    on your system specs you have it as ASUS, but there are a lot of ASUS motherboards...

  3. Chris3425

    Chris3425 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for replying, I got the motherboard name wrong, it is actually a Fujitsu Siemens Value D1826-G motherboard.
  4. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Yes, the processor needs to be compatible with the motherboard and the socket to work. You can't just expect that if you put a Core 2 Quad into a stock Dell Dimension 2400 and expect it to work. The BIOS and Chipset have to be able to recognize the processor and know how to give it commands. Since Pentium 4's and Core 2's are different on the inside, your motherboard won't support Core 2 processors.
  5. Chris3425

    Chris3425 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the info, I would have gone out and watsed a lot of money without that, I will be buying a new motherboard soon.
  6. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    check to see what chipset you have. You need a p945 or better to support a core 2
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