About Processor Compatibility and FSB ? Tags: CPUs Processors Motherboards Compatibility Last response: August 21, 2008 2:46 PM in CPUs Share varunmehta11 August 21, 2008 9:48:28 AM I currently have the following Configuration : Intel 945G/GV Chipset Intel Pentium 4, 3.06 Ghz HT Technology 533 Mhz FSB Motherboard Model : "To be filled by O.E.M" message shown in CPUID as it's a Lenovo PC. My Question 1 : Can i upgrade my processor to Core 2 Duo ? My Ques 2: How can the FSB be increased :- by upgrading to a higher FSB Processor or is it specific to a motherboard ? Since i want to use RAM of higher FSB, so i want to increase the FSB of my PC. More about : processor compatibility fsb hixy August 21, 2008 12:54:12 PM Q1 - should be ok for Core2Duo, check <http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets/945g/945...; Q2 - you can increase the FSB by going into your BIOS during the boot up sequence. It may already be set at automatic and may change when you but your new ram in. hope that helps Scotteq a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard August 21, 2008 1:32:43 PM Regarding question 2 - It appears you have a Lenovo PC: Be advised you may not be able to increase the Front Side Buss at all. Many/most OEM makers lock that. Related resources Is 800 FSB processor compatible with 1066 FSB motherboard? - Forum Core 2 Duo Compatibility / INTEL mb / FSB issue? - Forum Processor-FSB and Memory - Forum RAM vs Processor FSB on Asus Striker Extreme - Forum Motherboard+CPU FSB Compatibility Question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Conumdrum a b à CPUs August 21, 2008 2:12:10 PM scotteq is right. Be careful, many Lenovo/Dell etc have a crippled bios to prevent uneeeded warrenty service due to OCing without a clue. You also have to worry that the bios on the Mobo will support the newer processor. It probably will. You'll need to find some instances of actual posts from people who have UG'ed the CPU to be sure. TVWALLY August 21, 2008 2:35:58 PM im using a gigabyte GA-945GCM(X)-S2 GZ chipset with an E2160 oc to 2.6g bus 282 X 9 Conumdrum a b à CPUs August 21, 2008 2:46:43 PM TVWALLY? And that board is in the Lenovo PC the OP is asking about? Or you just got an OC and are happy and want to share? I'm happy for you, it just doesn't help the OP at all. .......... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumProcessor compatibility list for p4 i845G/ICH3 400mhz FSB ForumSocket A compatibility and FSB speeds ForumExx50 FSB 1333 Processor Compatibility ForumQuestions about Asus P5GC-MX( FSB 800) mobo ForumProcessor and RAM - FSB Speeds? ForumIs this mobo ok for overclocking a 8500? confused about FSB :( ForumCompatibility issue with intel e5300 dual core processor ForumEMachines w3609 compatible processor upgrade ForumAbout AMD processor ForumIs this a Good Processor for Gaming? ForumNew CPU. Should RAM speed match FSB ? ForumPSU Help ForumQ6600 only show 6X FSB multiplier in vista ForumNoob question about Intel Core 2 Q6600 quad core ForumDual Core Processor Troubleshooting/Bandaiding More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !