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Will my Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G motherboard fit a Intel E8400 Wolfdale (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037) without any problems?
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  1. Thanks for the reply. Do you have any recommendations on what kinda cpu i can get for that motherboard?
  2. The best cpu it can use is Pentium D 960 (not Pentium dual-core, different cpu). Although 95%+ of the cpu's that can run on this motherboard cant not be bought anymore.

    You can get the Pentium D's on ebay or you can get 1 of these 2 P4's from newegg.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000343%201050706985&Description=intel%20Pentium&name=Pentium%204

    Unless you already have a nearly equivalent cpu or better, i would get the Pentium 4 2.8 ghz for the $30


    If your wanting something better than the old and slow pentiums (except dual core), Like the Pentium dual core or core 2 duo/quad, you'll need to get a new motherboard.
  3. How much are you willing to spend on a CPU is the question?
    Only 775 socket Processor can fit into the motherboard. But note that is the motherboard can support Only Up tp Pentium D.
    Choice : Pentium D 960(3.6GHz,4MB)
  4. Thanks for the replys. I have a Pentium D 940 3.20 GHz. Would a Pentium D 960 be much of a improvement? or will I have to buy a new motherboard and cpu?
  5. rather buy a new mid range board,cpu and ram
  6. any recommendations on what to get? budget is kinda low (lets say between 300-500 dollars)
  7. I have just the thing for you. Take a look at my choices I have here

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116093 $92.99 CPU
    (You can overclocked to 3.6ghz if you have a a good heatsink) maybe higher

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134009 Memory
    ($29.99 you can get four of these and save money)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131377R $92.99 Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227289 105.99 Memory


    Now if you can what about a PSU to throw in there

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026
    (Just in case you want to throw another Video card in for SLI or crossfire for the future)
  8. Cool, thanks for the help everyone :)
  9. Yes i fix that link problem for the memory that is 29.99

    Kingston hyper X 1gb
  10. +1 for Keiki 646

    Get that combo with the OCZ memory. If u are able to overclock that baby get a good aftermarket heatsink. Believe, is wort every penny. That Cpu have a multiplier of 11 and that is great on Wolfdale architecture. Imagine what means 11x400Mhz (the maximum supported by that mobo for a 1600Mhz Fsb). And that memory is a masked PC2-5300 667 MHz with EPP1 profile Full performance 1066 MHz. Is very good for overclocking. Try to overclock at a max. 4 GHz. Enjoy and good luck.
  11. technuttso said:
    +1 for Keiki 646

    Get that combo with the OCZ memory. If u are able to overclock that baby get a good aftermarket heatsink. Believe, is wort every penny. That Cpu have a multiplier of 11 and that is great on Wolfdale architecture. Imagine what means 11x400Mhz (the maximum supported by that mobo for a 1600Mhz Fsb). And that memory is a masked PC2-5300 667 MHz with EPP1 profile Full performance 1066 MHz. Is very good for overclocking. Try to overclock at a max. 4 GHz. Enjoy and good luck.


    Thank you, I'd tried my best.
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