Upgrad my processor from pentium 4 ht 3 2GHz to core 2 duo e6300 1 86GHz

I want to upgrade my CPU from a Pentium 4 ht 3.2Ghz to a core 2 duo e6300 1.86GHz.

i have an Asus P5P800 Motherboard which at stock had the Pentium 4 ht 3.2Ghz
my question is does this board support duel core processors because once i had installed the core 2 duo e6300 1.86GHz my PC wouldn't start up at all.
Do i need to set something in the BIOS to different settings for this to work or should i invest in a new board. if so any suggestion which are at a reasonable price £50-£80 max
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  1. I don't think the 865G chipset based motherboards support Core 2 processors, only Pentium Ds.
  2. njenks said:
    I want to upgrade my CPU from a Pentium 4 ht 3.2Ghz to a core 2 duo e6300 1.86GHz.

    i have an Asus P5P800 Motherboard which at stock had the Pentium 4 ht 3.2Ghz
    my question is does this board support duel core processors because once i had installed the core 2 duo e6300 1.86GHz my PC wouldn't start up at all.
    Do i need to set something in the BIOS to different settings for this to work or should i invest in a new board. if so any suggestion which are at a reasonable price £50-£80 max


    If you already have the C2D E6300, then you have to buy a new motherboard that support it:
    Here are possible choices. Just look at CPU supported and you can pick those that support Core 2 Duo according to your budget.

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Motherboards/Intel775AllChipsetMotherboards/
  3. cheers for answering MY post

    I understand where your coming from I wouldn't go out and buy a chip without knowing it fit my MB first.

    the e6300 chip was in a sff PC that i wasn't using and was hoping i wouldn't have to shell out on a new board lol but hey never mind

    thanks for info
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