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Pentium Question.

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July 26, 2010 7:05:32 AM


I am helping a friend who has a Pentium D 830 (SL8CN) and needs a new motherboard. Is there an easy method to find motherboards compatible with this older DPU?

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August 5, 2010 6:07:04 AM

Thanks guys for the help. Unfortunately, not all socket 775 motherboards will work with this CPU. Thats because it is power hungry at 130 watts under load. That 130 watts overloads the power regulators on the motherboard and leads to short term failure.

I wish the industry would compile a list of CPU vs supporting motherboards so this search would get easier. I have found four that will work so am on my way. But it was hard and tedious work to find desirable motherboards, then go to their web site and find IF this CPU is supported by this motherboard. Usually NOT and it was on to the next choice. It took several hours to sort through desirable (right memory, right I/O, and integrated peripherals) to find on ethat also supported this power eating CPU.

Again, thanks for helping.
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August 5, 2010 8:01:56 PM

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August 12, 2010 4:47:27 AM

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