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So confused - Want to upgrade my CPU but I dont know what's compatible

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August 4, 2011 4:10:57 AM

Motherboard Specs:
OWG864

Chipset:
P965/G965
Southbridge 82801HH (ICH8DH)

The CPU I have in it at the moment is a old Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Dual Core processor. I recently purchased a Intel Pentium E5800 Wolfdale 3.2GHz processor to replace it with but when I threw it in there and connected power back up to the computer it instantly turned on with a black screen nothing more. I put the old CPU back in and everything works fine. Both are LGA 775 sockets, I was told that it should work with my motherboard. I did some digging and found out that (I have no clue if this has ANY relavance or not but) my chipset supports 65nm techs while the new one I bought is a 45nm. BUT the old processor I have is a 90nm, so I'm lost there. Please help, I just wanna upgrade my processor and learn some things about what I can pontentially do without breaking the bank.

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August 4, 2011 9:48:15 PM

THis should answer your question: http://communities.intel.com/message/125751
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August 4, 2011 11:03:53 PM

Thank you that helped a lot actually, I think I might just nix all my plans with this computer and build my own that supports more recent CPU's etc. Thank's for your time GhislainG
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August 4, 2011 11:04:04 PM

Best answer selected by Irfail.
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August 5, 2011 1:21:22 AM

Irfail said:
Thank you that helped a lot actually, I think I might just nix all my plans with this computer and build my own that supports more recent CPU's etc. Thank's for your time GhislainG

That's a good plan.
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