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July 29, 2010 5:10:16 PM

SO i have a Dell Optiplex 745. Mini TOwer http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/... the left one.

So i was trying to replace my Intel Dual core 1.8 ghz really old with the Pentium E5300 2.6 Ghz.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Once i replace it with the Pentium it boots up everything lights up. it runs but the display has no respond. No signal no nothing.
Then i put back the Dual core then the monitor works.

The spec for my optiplex 745 is

300 watts-350 watts
2gb ram
intergrated graphic.

So maybe it's my watts?

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July 29, 2010 5:23:07 PM

I think its just the Mobo doesn't support 45nm C2Ds.
July 29, 2010 5:30:15 PM

Wait? i though what matters to motherboards is just the socket. Not the Lithography.
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July 29, 2010 5:33:48 PM

Nope, its the same reason older P4 boards doesn't accept C2Ds, the BIOS only recognizes the processors its designated to (in this case up to Conroes), and no more.
July 29, 2010 5:39:26 PM

so can you suggest any chips that will work? and how sure r you about the 45nm issue? just curious
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July 29, 2010 5:41:26 PM

It states that from the link you posted.
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Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 1066MHz FSB Socket T with Dual Core technology XD, EM64T, 2MB and up to 4MB L2 cache, EIST and VT (E6000 series)
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