775 socket?

I want to upgrade my current 1core Pentium 4 to a dual core, but I don't know if any of the dual cores are supposed to go into my motherboard due to Intels spec's.
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d915gag/sb/CS-026959.htm
So yeah.... can I? 'Cause a few people said it can use a dual core, some said it can't...
12 answers Last reply
More about socket
  1. Looks like your board only supports Pentium 4s and Celeron Ds. You're not going to be able to upgrade to a dual core. Best look into a new system.
  2. Supernova1138 said:
    Looks like your board only supports Pentium 4s and Celeron Ds. You're not going to be able to upgrade to a dual core. Best look into a new system.

    I am looking for a new system, but I haven't got the money yet, and I just wanted like, a simple 70-80$ dualcore upgrade.
    But I dunno....
  3. It will not be a simple dual core upgrade. Dual core will cost you around 250 or so for the Intel CPU and a Socket 775 motherboards are rapidly declining in availibility as gamers progress towards 1366 and 1155 systems.

    With that said, I have two socket 775 dual cores and one quad core. When they are retired, I can probably ship you the chip and motherboard for a few dollars in a few years. They are not much good now for gaming anymore. BFBC2 was the last game I specifically went dual and then quad core for. Socket 775 is finished. Long live 1155.
  4. What is the exact processor you have currently? Just because you can't upgrade to a dual core, doesn't mean you can't spend $15-$30 dollars on eBay and get a much faster CPU than you have currently, if yours is a low end P4.
  5. I agree with Mavorxur. If your motherboard can't support a dual core, why not upgrade your single core CPU to one with a better cache size, clock speed and front side bus speed? Assuming you have one that is 533MHz, then upgrade to a 800MHz.
  6. ebay is a spot to look for new mobos as well. i had an old socket 939 chip i just refused to let go( i know, i know). i was able to pick one up for 25$.
    at that time i was also thinking about just buying a used quad core and mobo for a cheaper alternative to new parts upgrade. There are lots of 775 boards on ebay, the nicer ones do get up there in price though. well, up there for a used part.

    CPU's on ebay, as the others have suggested, are very inexpensive.
  7. Just out of curiousity, I checked to see what the price would be for the fastest CPU that your motherboard would support, and I found a Pentium 4 670 (3.8GHz, 1MB Cache) for $30. I've seen them in the low 20's before, and i'm sure if you watch for a few days, you can find one too. At 20'ish, it would be a good upgrade if you're running something like *any* Celeron or a lower end P4 (2.8 /533FSB or the like)
  8. das_stig said:



    There's a big difference between US$20 and US$150. I offered the US$20 as a solution to get him by until he can afford to overhaul the system.
  9. mavroxur said:
    What is the exact processor you have currently? Just because you can't upgrade to a dual core, doesn't mean you can't spend $15-$30 dollars on eBay and get a much faster CPU than you have currently, if yours is a low end P4.

    http://ark.intel.com/products/27454/Intel-Pentium-4-Processor-515515J-%281M-Cache-2_93-GHz-533-MHz-FSB%29
    That's the EXACT one I have.
    Well, i'm sure I could spend a low 50-60 to get a simple 775Socket motherboard that supports dual cores, and get a simple 50$ Celeron Wolfdale 2-core.
  10. You'd notice a difference going to a Pentium 4 670 for sure. Not as much of a difference if you were on a Celeron right now though, but it'd be noticable for sure. One thing, you'd need different RAM too if you were to upgrade your motherboard/CPU. Your current motherboard uses DDR333/DDR400 RAM, which no new desktop motherboard would use. I guess it just boils down to how much money you can part with at the moment. If you can part with $125 or so, i'd just upgrade the whole thing. If you can't, you could drop $20-$30 and get a little more life out of the current rig.
  11. mavroxur said:
    You'd notice a difference going to a Pentium 4 670 for sure. Not as much of a difference if you were on a Celeron right now though, but it'd be noticable for sure. One thing, you'd need different RAM too if you were to upgrade your motherboard/CPU. Your current motherboard uses DDR333/DDR400 RAM, which no new desktop motherboard would use. I guess it just boils down to how much money you can part with at the moment. If you can part with $125 or so, i'd just upgrade the whole thing. If you can't, you could drop $20-$30 and get a little more life out of the current rig.

    Hm... maybe.
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Socket Dual Core