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Motherboard Specs of HP a630n

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January 16, 2010 3:06:25 PM

I want to upgrade the processor to a Core 2 Duo. It says that the motherboard for this computer has a LGA775 socket but want to know if the motherboard will be able to run this processor. Thanks for your Help. Any more info Please don't hesitate to ask.

Computer Configuration is:
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHZ
2 GB Memory
Windows XP
256 MB NVIDIA Quadro FX Graphics Card
450 Watt power supply

Here's the specs for the processor:

This Core™2 Duo processor features 2.93GHz processor speed per core and 3MB L2 cache memory for enhanced multitasking power and efficiency.

What's Included
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E7500
Heatsink/fan
Owner's manual
Product Features
From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor E7500
Features 1066MHz system bus and 2.93GHz processor speed per core.
2 high-performance processing cores
To run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hesitation.
3MB L2 cache
For efficient processing.
LGA 775 slot supported
For easy connection.
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January 16, 2010 3:15:14 PM

No. Your old motherboard has a 915 chipset; won't work with any core2 duo cpus. You'll need a different board. I have used the "boston" hp board made by msi. It will run your cpu but only has 2 ram slots. It was $59 on ebay last time I checked. If you don't feel comfortable changing out a motherboard, wait and get another new system and return or sell the cpu on craigslist.
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January 16, 2010 3:15:19 PM

You definitely can't upgrade to a Core 2.
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January 16, 2010 3:32:57 PM

Thanks everyone just making sure that it couldn't. I was hoping it could but nope.
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January 16, 2010 3:34:54 PM

What do you guys think about the AMD Athlon II X3 425 & Biostar MCP6P M2+ Combo that Frys Electronics is selling for $59. Is that a great deal or is there a better deal. As I have been wanting to upgrade the processor.
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January 16, 2010 4:50:26 PM

It isn't a great deal. TigerDirect.com sells it for $50 and Newegg.com sells it for $45.
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January 16, 2010 7:03:31 PM

I missed that it includes the CPU. With the CPU, it's a good deal.
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