Solved Can my mobo support a C2Quad q8300 2.5ghz? Tags: CPUs Product Last response: March 1, 2011 5:37 PM in CPUs Share chiyeung March 1, 2011 3:48:38 AM My Specs CPU: Intel pentium E2140 1.6GHZ Cure2Duo Ram: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) GPU: VGA POWERCOLOR AX3850 512MD3 RT PSU: PSU ANTEC|NEO POWER 500 500W RT HDD: HD 500G|WD WD5001AALS Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236030 OS: Currently windows xp, I am considering upgrading to 7 MOBO: MB ASUS P5QL/EPU P43 775 i was wondering if my 500 watt computer and mobo can support the usage of a Core 2 Quad Q8300 without any problems? I have not overclocked anything. More about : mobo support c2quad q8300 5ghz Best solution wribbs March 1, 2011 4:29:40 AM Yes it will work fine as long as you update your BIOS. It will use another 30W or so of power but you'll be fine with what you have. ASUS P5QL CPU support list chiyeung March 1, 2011 5:05:06 AM What if i don't? Is BIOS updating risky? Related resources I swap my core2duo 2.93ghz e7500 to core2quad 2.5ghz q8300 - Forum Overclocking Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 - Forum New Core 2 Quad Q8300 many BSOD - Forum E7500 or Q8300 ? - Forum Intel Q8300 OC problems - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer abdussamad March 1, 2011 5:13:15 AM There is a slight risk that if the power goes out during the update you'll end up with a dead mobo. It only takes a few minutes for the update to happen so the risk is low. chiyeung March 1, 2011 5:37:02 PM Best answer selected by chiyeung. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy Q8300 core2quad... badly needed an advise to overclock ForumPSU for intel q8300 - Please answer as quick as possible ForumOverclocking Corsair Dominator & Intel Q8300 on ASUS P5Q Deluxe ForumPLS HELP! Upgrade to Q8300 or HD4890? ForumHELP! Upgrade to Q8300 or HD4890? ForumQ6600 vs q9400 vs q8300 . Which to choose? ForumGeneral discussion AMD vs Intel, LGA775, Nehalem, etc ForumHow can i overclock my pentium dual core e2180 to 2.5GHz ForumQ8300 cpu in dell optiplex 745 ForumDoes gigabyte G41MT-ES2L motherboard support amd phenom? ForumWill this support my E7500 ? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumCan i use Adaptec SCSI Card 29320LPE with Bus width x1 on an HP DL380 ForumGa-m68m-s2p cpu support Forum[Solved] Question about Mobo/CPU Compatability More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !