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Core 2 Quad Q8300, will it fit?

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January 15, 2011 1:56:23 AM

I have an Irvine Motherboard and was wondering if this CPU would work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-115-...


The link to my Mobo: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

It doesn't say anything about the Yorkshire being compatible but I wanted to get your opinions just in case it is compatible.

Thanks.

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January 15, 2011 7:56:51 AM

Bump, need some help I'm not pc savy so yeah :/ 
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January 15, 2011 8:06:34 AM

Yes- ^^ It is socket 77, it should work -
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January 15, 2011 9:12:11 AM

I wouldn't say yes so quickly. Of course any 775 chip will physically fit on the board, it doesn't guarantee that your chipset or BIOS will support it. According to the link you showed above it only supports:

Processor upgrade information
Socket type: 775
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

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Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale) E8xxx
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Core 2 Duo E6xxx (Conroe) up to E6850
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Core 2 Duo E4xxx (Conroe) up to E4400
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Pentium E2xxx series (Conroe) with Dual Core technology up to E2160
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Celeron 4xx series (Conroe) up to Celeron 440

It doesn't mention any quad core chips. You should contact the vendor for verification. Don't just buy it and expect it to work because it will physically fit in the socket. :D 
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January 15, 2011 9:47:07 AM

The Nvidia 6xx series chipset doesnt' support 45nm Quad core CPUs. The 8300 won't work. Judging from the support list Ohio listed, they didn't write a bios to support any quads.
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January 15, 2011 1:40:54 PM

I'm pretty sure if it supports wolfdale duals it will support a 45nm quad, but the board may have a wattage limitation.

Your best bet is to contact hp tech support.
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January 15, 2011 3:31:47 PM

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The Nvidia 6xx series chipset doesnt' support 45nm Quad core CPUs


This means the 630i, 650i, and 680i don't support the 45nm quads. Its why they came out with the 7xx series. 680i won't, 780i will.
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January 15, 2011 6:49:53 PM

I'm probably just going to wait it out and save up for a decent build.

Really appreciate the help, thanks everyone. :) 
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January 15, 2011 7:59:23 PM

geekapproved said:
I'm pretty sure if it supports wolfdale duals it will support a 45nm quad, but the board may have a wattage limitation.

Your best bet is to contact hp tech support.


It most likely does have a TDP limitation.
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January 16, 2011 3:29:28 PM

geekapproved said:
I'm pretty sure if it supports wolfdale duals it will support a 45nm quad, but the board may have a wattage limitation.

No. The lack of Yorkfield support has nothing to do with either TDP limitations or BIOS limitations.
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January 18, 2011 2:06:05 AM

According to HP it's not compatible. But good luck either way.
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January 18, 2011 10:56:24 AM

I am sorry to tell you this but I have seen a few try to put quads in that exact same board and its a definite no go.
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January 19, 2011 5:55:08 AM

@ SAAIELLO: What type of Quads? If you look under the 630i(which is what my mobo has): http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/motherboards/6series... It says that the Core 2 Quad Q8300 is compatible.

Also I would rather go by the list I found than by what HP has to say. I once was on the phone with them for 4 hours bouncing of technician to technician and they could not fix my problem. 30 minutes chatting with my friend (who doesn't even have any type of schooling for computer repair) got it fixed.

Edit:
@ malmental: I'm going to upgrade the Ram next, it has 2Gigs of ram and I'm running Vista so its a pain in the butt. After that I'm just going to get a nice hard drive and start saving up for a better build.
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January 19, 2011 6:09:38 AM

Hope it works. But I have had many OEM systems like Dell, HP, and Gateway. If their list says it doesn't work, that means their BIOS doesn't support it. I had a couple of HP and Dell laptops, says they only support broadcomm wifi chips, and it is true. I tried to upgrade the 802.11g cards to Atheros 802.11n with bluetooth. The system would not let me boot to windows. Just got a friendly message that the card is not supported in my system and it wouldn't boot any further. So even the hardware should physically fit and the chipset should physically run it, doesn't mean the BIOS will let you. Manufacturers love to lock their BIOS so you need them for support. They don't want you to change parts that they can't make money on.
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January 20, 2011 8:04:31 PM

Cpu not supported by motherboard :/ 

Oh well at least I have a processor for when I start a better build.
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January 20, 2011 10:49:26 PM

Hmm I'm going to look into upgrading the BIOS.
No clue how to do it so wish me luck, and yes the 630i chipset said the Q8300 is compatible.

Also a 50/50 chance is more than enough to get me to try it again.

Edit: It says my system is up to date.

So I can enter my BIOS by pressing F10, would doing anything in them make it possible to use my new cpu or am I out of luck?
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January 21, 2011 1:37:40 AM

Yeah, nothing worked sadly. I was looking around for a socket 775 gaming mobo and I could not find one I liked.

I'm going to sell the processor since I cannot get a refund on Newegg and save up for a good gaming build.
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January 21, 2011 2:53:24 AM

That is why you should listen to the manufacturer website. This kind of thing is not guess work. BIOS limitations from HP are worse than hardware limitations. I hate to buy HP, Dell, Gateway or any of them because of their limitations. That is what got me started building PCs myself, LOL :D 
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January 21, 2011 2:56:29 AM

BTW... back in the Pentium 3 and early Pentium 4 days... I killed 2 HP desktops and 1 laptop just because I added more RAM! After adding more RAM, it would just beep and memory error. I would have to unplug the BIOS battery and let it sit for 15 minutes and put the old sticks back in. Even if I used the same brand, same density and so on... just wouldn't work! After that, I started building all my PCs. Dell and Acer are more flexible than most. HP and Gateway or usually just plain picky!
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