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Will my computer upgrade to this new CPU

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January 7, 2009 1:00:17 AM

Ok i got a Gateway GT5018E here are the specs


Processor- Intel® Pentium® D processor 820 (dual-core) Each core operates at 2.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
2 × 1 MB L2 cache
64-bit processor with EM64T Technology
Chipset Intel® 945G

That is the Stock CPU the Socket type is LGA 775

And i want to put this one in

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any help will be helpfull Thanks!

(EDIT:) 

Yes I've looked my best (which isin't very good) and i found nothing that plainly said "You can now upgrade your CPU"..i've updated my BIOS and Chipset (?) with the latest they have.

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January 7, 2009 1:03:37 AM

better check the Gateway product support page for your system and see if they ever released a BIOS update to facilitate that dual core. you might be out of luck.
January 7, 2009 1:41:34 AM

You'll have to check with Gateway on what CPUs their latest BIOS version supports. There might be a "CPU support list" or similar at their website that lists which CPUs are compatible with which MBs.