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November 16, 2010 5:06:36 AM

Hello, I was wondering if my motherboard could support a processor I plan on buying, which is an intel core 2 duo E6600 2.4ghz. Here are my current specs:

Manufacturer: Acer
Model: E946GZ
Chipset: Intel 946PL/GZ
Southbridge: Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R)
LPCIO: ITE IT8718 Package: Socket 775 LGA
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
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November 16, 2010 5:38:00 AM

Acer don't make mobo's any more, hence there isn't even a support list to reference. However, since yours is a Pentium 4 board, I think it's unlikely that it will support Core 2 CPU's.
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November 16, 2010 5:46:34 AM

I am currently working with an intel core 2 duo E4400, and this website

http://www.cp65.com/news/IntelCore2CompareSpecs_2007083...

suggests that I have the minimum chipset requirement to run an E6600, but I am still unsure. Any timely feedback is highly appreciated since the processor I want is on sale but only two left are in stock at that price.
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