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Last response: in CPUs
November 26, 2010 2:07:35 AM

I have a computer with this motherboard:

The CPU section says it is 775, but lists certain upgrades. Can I use only those, or anything found here:


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a b à CPUs
November 26, 2010 2:26:36 AM

any LGA 775 CPU would fit in that socket physically, but the BIOS on the motherboard may not support it. You are better off sticking to a processor on the upgrade list, so you can be assured that it will work if you are spending your hard-earned money on it.
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a b V Motherboard
November 26, 2010 2:31:19 AM

The motherboard states support for 1333 MHz fsb processors and as such, should support every LGA 775 processor available till date.. However, there is only a single 4pin cpu power connector on the motherboard.. Not sure on this but it might be the reason as to why only dual core cpu's are listed in the cpu upgrade information.. Quad core processors might not be supported here..
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a b à CPUs
November 26, 2010 6:46:12 AM

^ +1

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a c 156 V Motherboard
November 27, 2010 2:25:38 AM

The supported processor list:
Socket type: 775
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades

*Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale) E8xxx

*Core 2 Duo E6xxx (Conroe) up to E6850

* Pentium E2xxx series (Conroe) with Dual Core technology up to E2160

* Core 2 Duo E4xxx (Conroe)

* Celeron 4xx series (Conroe) up to Celeron 450

No quad core listed. Good news is that if the E8XXX Wolfdales are supported, the E5X00, E6X00, and E7X00 Wolfdales should be also.

I suspect that the power regulator on the motherboard is limited to 75 watts or so.