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i have a pentium 4 processor, LGA 775, i want it to upgrade it to core 2 duo and i ve got a 1 x PCI Express x16. can I ??

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April 14, 2014 4:22:13 AM

will i be able to upgrade it??
LGA 775

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April 14, 2014 4:34:23 AM

First of all PCIe is a port for graphic cards, not for CPUs, now the LGA 775 seems to be able to support a wide variety of core 2 Duos...now for the bad news, i think you should save up money to buy a new motherboard and another CPU (i5 if possible) i had a core 2 duo before and, 2 years ago already, i was starting to fall behind and couldn't run games properly so i had to upgrade MB and CPU (that's where i changed to AMD cuz of how cheap it was compared to Intel) so yeah...regarding the question, yes you can upgrade, but in my humble opinion, you should save up a bit more :/ 
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April 14, 2014 4:48:35 AM

kevinjose said:
will i be able to upgrade it??
LGA 775
It depends on the motherboard, but you didn't provide that info.
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April 14, 2014 4:52:05 AM

LGA 775 is a compatible socket for most Dual cores, but yes he should provide with the exact motherboard and CPU just to know if there are any restrictions
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April 16, 2014 6:37:32 AM

Remixex said:
LGA 775 is a compatible socket for most Dual cores, but yes he should provide with the exact motherboard and CPU just to know if there are any restrictions


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April 16, 2014 6:38:30 AM

umm.......i have d33006 motherboard.......can i upgrade it to core 2 duo??
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April 16, 2014 6:40:25 AM

d33006 is my motherboard.... :D 

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April 16, 2014 10:04:58 AM


yep but lil difference..........
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April 16, 2014 10:07:44 AM

http://

this is my motherboard
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April 16, 2014 10:21:08 AM

Doesn't look like you can upgrade then.
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April 16, 2014 10:34:33 AM

The link that you provided contains this info: Processor Support – Intel Pentium 4 (Max 3.8GHz), Celeron Max 3.2GHz.

It probably is an OEM motherboard. What type of system do you have and is there other info that could identify that motherboard?
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April 17, 2014 4:36:50 AM

i donno.....:( 
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April 17, 2014 5:07:38 AM

It may be easier for you to buy a new PC.
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April 17, 2014 6:11:28 AM

GhislainG said:
It may be easier for you to buy a new PC.


It would be a better idea. You can build a cheap haswell celeron or pentium rig that would run circles around that old P4.
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April 17, 2014 7:03:49 AM

We probbaly shouldn't suggest to someone who can't determine what his current PC is to build a new one by himself; buying a pre-built may be the best option.
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April 17, 2014 8:35:40 AM

What kind of enthusiast site recommends people buy a pre-build? :p  All of us were hardware noobs at one point in time.
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April 17, 2014 9:49:10 AM

I agree with you, but I know a few people that just couldn't build a system, no matter how much help they'd get through this site. If help from a knowledgeable friend or a family member is available, then building should be considered.
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April 17, 2014 9:50:52 AM

yes I highly recommend even getting a cheap celeron/pentium haswell build, and watch some videos on youtube or ask here if you have questions....I remember a year and a half ago I knew a little bit about what part did what but taught myself and researched alot when building my good pc when my old sucky laptop was dying and was really proud of myself. :p 

core 2 duo is really outdated, you're not going to get any improvement really. Are you trying to game?
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April 17, 2014 12:53:04 PM

Do you realize that just the thought of building a PC can be overwhelming for some people? Read the OP's answer to my question on April 17, 2014 4:36:50 AM. There's nothing wrong with the fact that the OP can't figure out what type of PC he has or read what's written on the motherboard, but assembling a new PC and configuring the OS is not for everyone.
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April 17, 2014 1:17:11 PM

I'm almost positive 945G supports Core 2 Duo. I had a similar board that ran a Core 2 Duo E4400. Depends on what you're going to be using it for. The other specs of the machine would be useful as well. How much RAM it has, the operating system, hard drive size (type as well), video card, ect. are all important factors.
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April 17, 2014 1:19:30 PM

GhislainG said:
Do you realize that just the thought of building a PC can be overwhelming for some people? Read the OP's answer to my question on April 17, 2014 4:36:50 AM. There's nothing wrong with the fact that the OP can't figure out what type of PC he has or read what's written on the motherboard, but assembling a new PC and configuring the OS is not for everyone.


IMO, if you cannot read the direction in a motherboard manual, which comes with picture guides for that matter, you have no business even owning a PC. It shows that the level of intellect required to operate one, just is not there, and said PC will live its life riddled with viruses and spyware.
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April 17, 2014 1:43:23 PM

I can't agree with your statement. There are people who can't or simply have no interest in building a system and that's fine. There are people like us to install and configure virusses and spyware prevention tools, etc.
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April 17, 2014 3:23:20 PM

GhislainG said:
I can't agree with your statement. There are people who can't or simply have no interest in building a system and that's fine. There are people like us to install and configure virusses and spyware prevention tools, etc.


i agreed with you until i built mine...for 600 dollars, and i saw a site, selling my pc for a thousand...A THOUSAND! dude seriously building a PC is the better choice, and it's not hard at all (i even live at a foreign country :D  and i could do it)
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April 17, 2014 3:39:02 PM

The country is not a criteria that determines if one is able to or has the interest in building a PC.
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April 17, 2014 3:47:12 PM

It is a criteria, how easy and cheap you can get the parts if you don't want to order online, building a PC is crazy easy, you can even get a tech to do it for you, i got one that did it for 10 dollars in US currency, there is really no reason to buy a pre-built, when you can buy the parts and get a shop to do it for you for half the price
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April 17, 2014 5:08:07 PM

If you read previous posts, you'll notice that I wrote "If help from a knowledgeable friend or a family member is available, then building should be considered." That's basically what you did; you didn't build it yourself, you had someone else do it for you and that's fine. I've built a few PCs for friends and neighbors, but I wouldn't build one for a stranger for only $10.
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April 18, 2014 6:22:31 AM

I get you, it wasn't a stranger though...it was a shop (a very good one) that had a service of assembling a PC for $10, yes technically a stranger, but the service had liek 3 months warranty if anything went wrong, apart from the warranty of each part
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April 18, 2014 6:55:03 AM

That's a great deal and you most likely wouldn't find a good shop in North America that would do it for $10. I presume you bought the parts from them?
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April 18, 2014 7:23:17 AM

yeah mostly, their prices aren't outrageous considering how far my country is from US XD
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April 19, 2014 12:33:25 AM

well.....i just want to play mid range games......
so, to play nfs the run or most wanted 2012, the minimum requirement is to have core 2 duo.......thats why i m planning to upgrade P4 to core 2 duo.......and will i be able to install a 1gb graphics card for this motherboard??
here's the link to know which type of motherboard i have (http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-d33006-gigabyte/)
i also want to know whats the maximum ram which can be inserted in this motherboard
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April 19, 2014 3:42:53 AM

4GB is the max ram, but it claims it only supports P4 or Celeron cpu's
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April 19, 2014 5:27:27 AM

Remixex said:
It is a criteria, how easy and cheap you can get the parts if you don't want to order online, building a PC is crazy easy, you can even get a tech to do it for you, i got one that did it for 10 dollars in US currency, there is really no reason to buy a pre-built, when you can buy the parts and get a shop to do it for you for half the price


There is no one in the USA who is going to build a pc for $10. His only hope is if he has maybe a friend or relative who can show him how. This guy would not even know what parts he would need by the sound of it.
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April 19, 2014 7:21:26 AM

kevinjose said:
well.....i just want to play mid range games......
so, to play nfs the run or most wanted 2012, the minimum requirement is to have core 2 duo.......thats why i m planning to upgrade P4 to core 2 duo.......and will i be able to install a 1gb graphics card for this motherboard??
here's the link to know which type of motherboard i have (http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-d33006-gigabyte/)
i also want to know whats the maximum ram which can be inserted in this motherboard
You can install a new GPU, but you'll need to replace the motherboard to install a Core2 Duo. That doesn't make much sense unless you can get them really cheap. I wouldn't consider anything less than an E8400 with a good micro-ATX motherboard that allows you to reuse your current RAM (or one that supports DDR3 RAM, but you'll have to buy new memory modules). Are you comfortable replacing a motherboard and CPU? What's your budget?
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April 19, 2014 8:26:27 AM

GhislainG said:
kevinjose said:
well.....i just want to play mid range games......
so, to play nfs the run or most wanted 2012, the minimum requirement is to have core 2 duo.......thats why i m planning to upgrade P4 to core 2 duo.......and will i be able to install a 1gb graphics card for this motherboard??
here's the link to know which type of motherboard i have (http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-d33006-gigabyte/)
i also want to know whats the maximum ram which can be inserted in this motherboard
You can install a new GPU, but you'll need to replace the motherboard to install a Core2 Duo. That doesn't make much sense unless you can get them really cheap. I wouldn't consider anything less than an E8400 with a good micro-ATX motherboard that allows you to reuse your current RAM (or one that supports DDR3 RAM, but you'll have to buy new memory modules). Are you comfortable replacing a motherboard and CPU? What's your budget?


i dont have that budget.......for replacing a new cpu........but i could afford for the 4 gb ram, core 2 duo and the graphics card...........so u say i cant replace P4 to core 2 duo??
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April 19, 2014 8:36:04 AM

You provided a link to your motherboard and it definitely doesn't support a Core2 Duo. A used micro-ATX motherboard that supports a Core2 Duo is inexpensive where I live, but it may be different where you live.
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April 19, 2014 9:37:54 AM

GhislainG said:
You provided a link to your motherboard and it definitely doesn't support a Core2 Duo. A used micro-ATX motherboard that supports a Core2 Duo is inexpensive where I live, but it may be different where you live.


ok. but what else my motherboard 'd support??
i ant something which has more performance than P4
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April 19, 2014 9:41:39 AM

The 945G chipset definitely does support the Core 2 Duo. Trust me, I've used it before with Core 2 Duos and it works fine. Albeit it is limited as to what model it can be, but anything is faster than a Pentium 4. Honestly, the games would not run well with it anyways. But if you really want to do it, then go ahead.
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April 19, 2014 11:55:30 AM

This motherboard most likely is an OEM with no Core2 Duo support. If you check Gigabyte's site, you'll notice all 945G based motherboards support Core2 Duo (first generation only) when the model number ends with S2 or S3, e.g., GA-945GM-S2 and GA-945G-DS3. Older 945G motherboards don't support it. Unless you can find a Gigabyte model number on the motherboard (other than the OEM part number), I'd presume it doesn't support the Core2 Duo. If you can get one for free or for only a few dollars, then give it a try. I wish it will work, but I won't promise it will.
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April 19, 2014 10:40:27 PM

GhislainG said:
This motherboard most likely is an OEM with no Core2 Duo support. If you check Gigabyte's site, you'll notice all 945G based motherboards support Core2 Duo (first generation only) when the model number ends with S2 or S3, e.g., GA-945GM-S2 and GA-945G-DS3. Older 945G motherboards don't support it. Unless you can find a Gigabyte model number on the motherboard (other than the OEM part number), I'd presume it doesn't support the Core2 Duo. If you can get one for free or for only a few dollars, then give it a try. I wish it will work, but I won't promise it will.


the gigabyte no. is GA-G31M-ES2C
will this support?
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April 20, 2014 7:13:37 AM

That motherboard doesn't match the one that you linked before; they are very different. The chipset is the much newer G31, not the old 945G. Click the Support & Download tab, then click CPU Support List and you'll have a complete list of supported processors.

Please install CPU-Z and post a picture of the CPU and Motherboard tabs.
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April 20, 2014 7:54:11 AM

GhislainG said:
I can't agree with your statement. There are people who can't or simply have no interest in building a system and that's fine. There are people like us to install and configure virusses and spyware prevention tools, etc.


Interest doesn't equal ability. I am talking only about intellectual capability. My statement doesn't have to pertain to building PC. If you cannot handle any kind of visual instructions, maybe owning a PC isn't a great idea.
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April 20, 2014 8:15:57 AM

Honestly I don't understand what you're trying to say. Why should everyone be interested in building PCs? Most people are not; otherwise Lenovo, Acer, Dell, HP and others wouldn't sell PCs. Members of this NG are interested in building systems, but that doesn't imply they're intellectually more capable than those who don't.
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April 20, 2014 10:54:40 AM

GhislainG said:
That motherboard doesn't match the one that you linked before; they are very different. The chipset is the much newer G31, not the old 945G. Click the Support & Download tab, then click CPU Support List and you'll have a complete list of supported processors.

Please install CPU-Z and post a picture of the CPU and Motherboard tabs.


the "gigabyte" one is exactly my motherboard......
please tell now......will i be able to upgrade it from P4 to core 2 duo??
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April 20, 2014 12:22:36 PM

Absolutely, but it has to be a CPU on the supported list. I would seriously consider an E8400 as they are relatively inexpensive (you should be able to find one for $40 or less).

Why did you previously provide incorrect information about your motherboard?
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April 20, 2014 9:10:18 PM

yeah which motherboard for sure do you have? Install cpu z and post a picture of your motherboard and cpu tab. The one you linked earlier is different.
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April 21, 2014 4:42:26 AM

GhislainG said:
Absolutely, but it has to be a CPU on the supported list. I would seriously consider an E8400 as they are relatively inexpensive (you should be able to find one for $40 or less).

Why did you previously provide incorrect information about your motherboard?


well i didnt know about this link and i compared my motherboard with the first link motherboard, so almost everything matched. thats the reason.......
what is E8400? core 2 duo variety or motherboard?
and one more question, what is the meaning of "supports dual core 2, multi core and upcoming 45nm processors"??
im asking this question because i saw this in the last link about my motherboard type
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April 21, 2014 5:19:00 AM

The Core 2 Duo E8400 is a 45nm processor: http://ark.intel.com/fr/products/33910/Intel-Core2-Duo-...

You probably haven't yet checked the CPU list, but that motherboard also supports Core 2 Quad processors. They are more expensive and not necessarily better for gaming.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1... If you can afford it, look for a Core 2 Quad like the Q9450 http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=q9500+cpu&_osacat=... but I wouldn't recommend spending more than $50 on an old system. For gaming only, the E8400 is as fast as the Q9450: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/56?vs=51

Don't forget that you need a cooling fan if you buy a CPU that doesn't include it.

You could have found answers to most of your questions using Google.
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April 21, 2014 7:38:28 AM

GhislainG said:
Honestly I don't understand what you're trying to say. Why should everyone be interested in building PCs? Most people are not; otherwise Lenovo, Acer, Dell, HP and others wouldn't sell PCs. Members of this NG are interested in building systems, but that doesn't imply they're intellectually more capable than those who don't.


What part of interest doesn't equal ability did you not understand? If you cannot handle visual instructions to so much as put together an office chair, maybe a pc isn't for you. That is my point I am getting at.

Apparently the OP has some interest in doing something, or they would not be looking into upgrading their PC they have now. Normally those opposed to building are not going to be looking into doing something like a processor swap. They just go out and buy a new OEM and call it a day.
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