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Can an intel core 2 duo processor compatible with pentium D 820 mobo socket

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May 20, 2010 12:25:43 AM

Hello, I want some advice on upgrading my processor.Before i begin i want to apologize for my bad english.

This is my motherboard spec :
acer E661FXM
chipset: SiS 661FX
Southbridge: SiS 964

Bios:
Phoenix Tech. R01-D0 8/3/2006

Processor:
Intel Pentium D 820 CPU 2.80Ghz smithfield
socket 775 LGA
90nm architecture

I want to buy a Core 2 duo E8600 for my desktop. So i would like to ask if any problem might occur as incompatible issue on my mobo,chipset,VRD,architecture, etc.
Thank you for all your help/advise.
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May 20, 2010 12:43:12 AM

Have you gone to Acer's site and looked at the list of CPUs your computer model came with?
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May 20, 2010 12:50:50 AM

If the sockets are the same, then technically it could be possible, but it would more than likely require a BIOS update from the manufacturer...as suggested, I'd check their site to see if the CPU is listed as being compatible.
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May 20, 2010 10:08:59 AM

The socket is, the chipset isn't. The answer is no.
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May 21, 2010 5:07:04 AM

ooow :-( This is a bad news for me. Well, I actually want to get the Core2Duo to replace my Pentium D for gaming,speed and less heat. The D makes the fan really noise and sometimes shut down (i think overheat) while using normal apps like Office. Is there any processor my mobo chipset can be compatible with?
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May 21, 2010 5:26:51 AM

Goldsteel said:
ooow :-( This is a bad news for me. Well, I actually want to get the Core2Duo to replace my Pentium D for gaming,speed and less heat. The D makes the fan really noise and sometimes shut down (i think overheat) while using normal apps like Office. Is there any processor my mobo chipset can be compatible with?

why not upgrade your mobo if you select the right mobo then you should be able to use your existing ram etc you can pick up even top end 775 socket mobo's for reasonable price's now. i got my 790i ultra for less than £100 about a year ago think ive seen them for about £80 now. so a mid range 775 mobo would cost you peanuts
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June 2, 2010 1:39:16 AM

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