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Possible to go single core cpu to dual core....same socket?

I have a Intel Celeron D 352 (3.2GHz) and 775 socket......and its a single core....and I buy another 775 cpu dual core a use that or do I have to buy a new board and cpu.
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  1. Yes you can do it. Precaution though, find out what the wattage of the board is and don't go over that for the new CPU. As long as both CPU's are 775 then you will be fine.

    EDIT: Maximum Bus speed needs to be the same also for the 775 sockets.
  2. It's possible depending on your motherboard. Check the model, and on the maker's website they should have a list of compatible cpus for that motherboard.
  3. Before doing anything, go to the manufacturer's site and check to see exactly which CPUs are compatible with the motherboard. You may need to flash (update) the BIOS prior to installing a different CPU.
  4. xbob627 said:
    I have a Intel Celeron D 352 (3.2GHz) and 775 socket......and its a single core....and I buy another 775 cpu dual core a use that or do I have to buy a new board and cpu.


    Yep, just look up your motherboard online and make sure it supports 1066 or 1333 mhz buss.

    Then you can grabb even a Core 2 Quad (quad core) for around 40$ :)
  5. my motherboard according to a forum .....was this....Intel 945GC/ICH7 I cant find anything about this motherboard....I might to just stick with what I have...I am not sure what to look for as voltage goes for the board.

    I also got this pc used from someone who was going to throw this away and get a new PC.....
  6. Is there a way one of you guys can look at this and tell me a cpu that can work with it?

    I was wrong the motherboard is this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135046
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    your motherboard will handle a core 2 duo with a max Bus speed of 800 MHz. It WILL NOT do a quad core CPU.
  8. Yea, with a max speed of 800mhz, you could get a first gen Core2Duo
  9. any chance you can find me one on ebay....so I can see what first gen dual core is?
  10. the first gen is labeled as " Core 2 Duo". all first gens are Core 2 but the duel cores are labeled as DUO. you will be looking for A CPU with a number, like but not limited to, E4500. the "E" designates the Duo. be cautious though some duo's run a 1066 Buss speed.

    any "I" series is not what you are looking for and is second or third gen. example I3, I5, I7 is wrong for you. It needs to be labeled as "Core 2 Duo" only then the model number following.
  11. bgunner said:
    the first gen is labeled as " Core 2 Duo". all first gens are Core 2 but the duel cores are labeled as DUO. you will be looking for A CPU with a number, like but not limited to, E4500. the "E" designates the Duo. be cautious though some duo's run a 1066 Buss speed.

    any "I" series is not what you are looking for and is second or third gen. example I3, I5, I7 is wrong for you. It needs to be labeled as "Core 2 Duo" only then the model number following.


    So this wouldn't work

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116254
  12. yes that would work fine. IF you can find one do a core 2 duo. they are much better than the Pentiums in performance.

    Intel still sells the Pentiums but just like now the Pentiums back then were a budget CPU.
  13. bgunner said:
    yes that would work fine. IF you can find one do a core 2 duo. they are much better than the Pentiums in performance.

    Intel still sells the Pentiums but just like now the Pentiums back then were a budget CPU.



    ok I asked about this one because I have it right here in front of me...I forgot I took it out of a old dead PC....So.....can I do it?
  14. bgunner said:
    yes


    ok...I just put it in.....wont get pass the welcome screen....I can hear the hard drive stop ....and then the litttle spinning thing stops spinning...I have windows 7...am I doing something wrong?
  15. xbob627 said:
    any chance you can find me one on ebay....so I can see what first gen dual core is?


    You're halarious.

    First gen Core2Duo Release date 2005
    Core2Duo e1000
    Core2Duo e2000
    Core2Duo e3000
    Core2Duo e4000
    Core2Duo e5000

    Second Gen (WOLFDALE) Core2Duo release date 2006

    Core2Duo e7000
    Core2Duo e8000
    Core2Extreme series DualCore
  16. Keep in mind most C2Ds are 1066 MHz bus. When in doubt look it up.
    That Celeron is really bad. I used to use a Celeron D 360 which is a higher clocked version of yours and it was really slow. I upgraded to a Core 2 Duo E6700 and it is like night and day.
  17. xbob627 said:
    bgunner said:
    yes


    ok...I just put it in.....wont get pass the welcome screen....I can hear the hard drive stop ....and then the litttle spinning thing stops spinning...I have windows 7...am I doing something wrong?


    Make sure the core voltage is set correctly. the voltage may be different than the original CPU placed in the board. if this does not work then the issue will be with the HDD or OS. At this point it would be better to start a new thread because we are now getting off the subject of this thread.
  18. smeezekitty said:
    Keep in mind most C2Ds are 1066 MHz bus. When in doubt look it up.
    That Celeron is really bad. I used to use a Celeron D 360 which is a higher clocked version of yours and it was really slow. I upgraded to a Core 2 Duo E6700 and it is like night and day.


    FYI it is most C2D over the E5000's have a 1066 Buss speed. the E5000's and below are 800 Buss speed.
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