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Pentium 4 upgrade to core 2 duo with chip

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September 1, 2011 2:09:21 PM

can pentium be upgraded to core 2 duo via any chip ?
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September 1, 2011 9:47:38 PM

depends on your motherboard. what motherboard do you have?
September 4, 2011 3:24:22 PM

it has as an LGA775 socket
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September 4, 2011 7:34:14 PM

We're going to need a model number of the motherboard, just because it has LGA775 doesn't necessarily mean you can upgrade to Core 2 Duo, some 775 boards will only support single core CPUs, some boards will only support up to Pentium D, and many boards will only support some, not all of the Core 2 series. We need more information to recommend a CPU upgrade.
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September 7, 2011 4:26:09 AM

A model number would be necessary. Some 775 boards will support Pentium 4 / D / Early Core 2 processors (ones that had 800FSB generally).
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September 7, 2011 8:02:33 PM

As has been said, a model number is needed. LGA 775 has SEVERAL different chipsets, and the different chipsets have varying levels of CPU support.
September 15, 2011 11:57:59 AM

model number is D945GNT
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September 15, 2011 1:41:34 PM

That board won't support anything in the Core 2 Duo family. The biggest, baddest processor it will support is a Pentium D 960 (3.6 GHz, Dual Core, 2x2MB Cache) which isn't a horrible chip. It'll actually outrun some of the lower end core 2 chips by a long shot.
September 15, 2011 4:22:23 PM

alianjum said:
model number is D945GNT

that would not take the conroes but since you can get a 965 motherboard and a C2D for quite a low price nowadays it maybe is a good idea to upgrade
September 15, 2011 6:41:25 PM

alianjum said:
it has as an LGA775 socket

Ha, this is the exact same thing I was thinking about doing.....I too have a Pentium 4, (I've grown kind of fond of it, though it is an almost universally maligned processor) in an LGA 775 socket. When I read that Core 2's fit into the same socket, I was ecstatic at first, thinking I could upgrade to a dual core, 64 bit system on the cheap, and without gutting my case. Then I started to read more.....and discovered that there was a lot more to CPU/mobo compatibility than the socket type. Then I decided, screw it, I'm a gonna build myself a brand new system, probably with an 1155 board, and i7-2600 processor! Unless the Bulldozer stacks up against an i7, not just i5, I am afraid that I am sticking with Intel.