MSI 975x Platinum Compatibility

I am using an MSI 975x Platinum power up edition motherboard.
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=267&maincat_no=1

I've recently received a free cpu from a friend, but I want to make sure it is compatible.
The CPU is: Intel Pentium E6700 Wolfdale 3.2GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116370

I don't even see any Wolfdale processors under the supported cpu's.
But I do see another e6700 cpu on that list but it is a conroe
Core 2 Duo Conroe SL9S7 E6700 266 2.66 4M N/A B2 65

So nowhere does it say it's compatible nor does it say it's not compatible. I called MSI, they basically told me to check the website all the info is there. So I called intel they told me to call msi...

Kill me please.
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  1. Based on the Global website, it isn't supported by your motherboard. :(

    You will need to 1) try the CPU with the hopes the site isn't updated and works with the latest BIOS, 2) upgrade your motherboard to a newer LGA 775 or 3) sell it for money to use for upgrading your PC or for something else totally.
  2. hellomarius said:
    I am using an MSI 975x Platinum power up edition motherboard.
    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=267&maincat_no=1

    I've recently received a free cpu from a friend, but I want to make sure it is compatible.
    The CPU is: Intel Pentium E6700 Wolfdale 3.2GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116370

    I don't even see any Wolfdale processors under the supported cpu's.
    But I do see another e6700 cpu on that list but it is a conroe
    Core 2 Duo Conroe SL9S7 E6700 266 2.66 4M N/A B2 65

    So nowhere does it say it's compatible nor does it say it's not compatible. I called MSI, they basically told me to check the website all the info is there. So I called intel they told me to call msi...

    Kill me please.


    The real question is whether the motherboard's Pentium 4 erra voltage regulator can work with a processor that uses Intel's 45nm process. The answer is "probably not". You'll have to find a previous generation 65nm process processor.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2
  3. Ok so I guess I'll update the bios and try it out. If it doesn't work looks like I'll have to look around for a free motherboard that supports it. :)
  4. hellomarius said:
    Ok so I guess I'll update the bios and try it out. If it doesn't work looks like I'll have to look around for a free motherboard that supports it. :)


    or swap someone for a Conroe-based E6700...
  5. hellomarius said:
    Ok so I guess I'll update the bios and try it out. If it doesn't work looks like I'll have to look around for a free motherboard that supports it. :)


    Just on the offchance - did you ever try the upgraded BIOS - I am in the same situation and before I go out and buy a replacement 775 compatible MB thort I best check. I don't have a floppy drive so upgrading the BIOS while possible is a hassle - so if it is confirmed as a no go I won't bother trying.

    DFI 975x/g
    Pentium e6700 3.2 (BX80571E6700)
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