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Will my MoBo support a 1066 fsb processor?

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February 24, 2010 3:20:56 AM

I recently rebuilt my girlfriends com pretty much ground up, now the issue I'm running into is that I used the original intell MoBo and processor (pentium dual core @ 3.2) when I look at the specs for the chipset (945GC)it tells me the fsb is 533mhz/800mhz . now the issue I'm running into is that my cpu is the bottleneck and a c2d runs at 1066 fsb. is there a way I can make this work or am I just in need of a new MoBo?



pentium dual core (3.2 ghz)
4 gigs ddr2 @ 800mhz
xfx radeon hd 4650 1 gig
western digital hd 320gig x2 (not in RAID)
ATX 450watt psu
in an Apevia x-cruiser2 case

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February 24, 2010 5:49:54 AM

You have two choises
1.Change the processor
2.Change mobo
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February 24, 2010 6:10:59 PM

What's the motherboard make and model? Is it an Intel motherboard with no OC capability?

some 945 boards like the ECS 945GCT-M/1333 can handle E6850s which are "FSB1333" (i.e. 667 quad pumped)

Other 945 boards like the regular ECS 945GCT-M list FSB1066 chips like E6300 on the supported list.

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February 26, 2010 4:51:54 AM

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006181R/4...

this is the board, theoriginalcompwas a GT 5464 purchased frombest buy some time ago, asmentioned above prettty much everything has been upgraded already,includingthe cpu onetime already, I'm just not getting what I need from my processor (pentium d 3.2 ghz).

if its not possible to put a cc2d/c2q in here what would be the recomended fix?

comp is pretty much used for home theater with a bit ofonline gaming (neverwinter nights 2) nothing real extreme
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February 26, 2010 4:57:04 AM

now...I just noticed on the spec sheet that it also says this mobo will only take 2 gigs of ram at 400 but it is recognizing all four and at 800
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