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February 13, 2010 4:15:36 PM

would the C2D E7400 processor be compatable with a MSI-MS- 7301 motherboard

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February 13, 2010 4:43:23 PM

that mobo doesnt exist or u spelled it wrong
February 13, 2010 4:45:11 PM

your right, sorry its a CUBA MSI MS -7301
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February 13, 2010 9:28:07 PM

what brand is it? ASUS? GIGABYTE? MSI?
you getting some wierd name.
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February 13, 2010 9:53:44 PM

MSI's site doesnt have anything like that listed... whats the un-typoed name of the mobo?
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February 13, 2010 11:32:46 PM

MSI what do you expect - there rubbish and cant keep track of the own crap etc

if its got a Pentium 4/D in it prolly not
February 14, 2010 7:45:26 AM

Its a MSI CUBA MS-7301, its an OEM motherboard for a Packard Bell Imedia 2470, so there is no support for it on the MSI website.

from the supported CPU list i would have presumed the E7400 would have been supported. I have socket LGA775, and the MB supports a 1066 FSB.

I've flashed to the latest bios available version 3.16,

The processor had been bought from e-bay apparently pulled from a working system, im not sure whether its a true compatability problem or a dud processor.

When i try to boot with the E7400 the PC powers up, but does not boot, no system beeps.

I need advice as to whether i've wasted money on a dud, before i try to buy another E7400 or similar.

Many thanks
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February 14, 2010 8:15:46 AM

My guess is that it supports c2d, but only the older 65nm c2d processors. It's a common situation.
February 14, 2010 8:36:34 AM

loneninja said:
My guess is that it supports c2d, but only the older 65nm c2d processors. It's a common situation.

Thanks, in that case what chip would you recommend?

I realise im just squezing the last bit of life out of my PC, but i'd just invested in a GTS250 graphics card to find out my CPU is bottlenecking it.
February 14, 2010 3:56:10 PM

If you got the cash the best option is to get a Mobo that supports the 7400 and your GPU , and possibly grab a quality 500-600 watt Psu and call 'er a day.I speak from experience that those OEM Mobo's are crap ,no point on straping a saddle to a dieing donkey and calling it a race horse.
February 14, 2010 4:39:51 PM

Probably fine advice, but your missing my point.

I dont want to build a PC, i just want to squeeze a last year or 2 out of what i have.

I'd say i was a casual gamer, so im not looking to run everything at full whack , currently i've only come across 2 games that my CPU cant hack which are Star wars force unleashed special edition & prototype.

I know my MB is no longer suported so i have the must current bios im going to get, the last known supported processor according to the PB website was an Intel E2160.

Would i be safe in assuming that if i match the socket (LGA775),
533 / 800 / 1066 MHz FSB , and achitecure then a processor would most likely be compatable?