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Failure putting Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz /2M/800 LGA 775 in Intel D945GCZ Motherboard.

After posting here and believing an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz /2M/800 might work in my Intel D945GCZ Motherboard: it failed.
Would not start bios. Just ran fan hard and no HDD activity. Tried two E4600, both did the same. Re-installed original Pentium D 3.4 GHz and it booted fine. Is there anything more I should try?
Getting better performance and life from these PCs would be very nice for me. :-)

Thank you.

DustBin
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  1. Not really that board doesn't support a whole lot
    http://ark.intel.com/products/23503/Intel-Desktop-Board-D946GZIS?q=d9

    Though a lower end card like a 750/750Ti might do it some good graphically it doesn't look like it'll take any cpu upgrades so you may be out of luck there.
  2. The E4600 IS compatible with that board. Do you have the latest BIOS for it? It suppots the E1XXX, E2XXX, E4XXX and E6XXX Seriers Core 2.
  3. See if there's a BIOS update for the motherboard. The LGA775 socket covers a huge range of CPUs, form the Pentium 4 to the Core 2 Quad. Earlier motherboards may not know how to communicate with a newer CPU without a firmware update.

    It can also turn out that the motherboard was abandoned by the manufacturer for a newer model in response to new CPUs coming out. In which case you're out of luck.

    Edit: Ninja'ed by 55 seconds. :)
  4. drtweak said:
    The E4600 IS compatible with that board. Do you have the latest BIOS for it? It suppots the E1XXX, E2XXX, E4XXX and E6XXX Seriers Core 2.


    I stand corrected then. Look for BIOS updates in that case.
  5. Best answer
    Yea its the 945 chipset which does support Core 2 series. Work with them a lot in the older Dell optiplex's i work with a lot.
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