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Will the ECS 945GCT -M support a E6500?

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May 19, 2010 6:25:42 AM

Hi,

The title says it all. I got a bundle and the mobo was damaged so I can't take it back.

My memory is 2G dual-channel PC2-5300 and the board is currently running a E2180 cpu.

I realize the E6500 features will not be fully supported but if it's an improvement over the old processor I'd like to use it.

Thank you.

Mike

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May 19, 2010 8:27:49 AM

Welcome to the forums!

EDIT: Sorry, wrong board. :na: 

Unfortunately the ECS 945GCT-M will not support a Pentium E6500, the best CPU it will support is the Core 2 Extreme X6800, although they are ridiculously overpriced and the best value CPU would be the Core 2 Duo E6600. You may need to flash the BIOS to version 07/11/07, if the board does not come with that BIOS already.
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May 19, 2010 1:21:17 PM

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So your fully capable of going to Tom's hardware guide and writing a post but your unable to look at ECS website for cpu compatability?

Even online you get a sense of how lazy people are :lol: 



The OP needs to tell us more about which version of that motherboard he has there is 6 different versions of that board and all have a different support list.

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/cgi-bin/SearchMB.pl?MB=945GC...
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May 21, 2010 9:31:02 AM

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May 21, 2010 9:32:33 AM

Lmeow said:
Welcome to the forums!

EDIT: Sorry, wrong board. :na: 

Unfortunately the ECS 945GCT-M will not support a Pentium E6500, the best CPU it will support is the Core 2 Extreme X6800, although they are ridiculously overpriced and the best value CPU would be the Core 2 Duo E6600. You may need to flash the BIOS to version 07/11/07, if the board does not come with that BIOS already.


Thank you very much. I initially could not find the cpu list at the ECS site but I have now. I will either get another mobo or donate the cpu and get a another bundle of some kind.
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