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Socket LGA 775 CPU upgrade

Hello,
I am currently running a Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz (Prescott) core on a Gigabyte Technology 8I915P Duo Pro mainboard, with socket LGA 775 (T). I wish to upgrade to a 64 bit processor. I noticed that some of the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad CPU's match with the 775 socket, but may or may not work with my board. I searched on the "CPU Upgrade" website and found several models of the aforementioned processor families that are under the designation "not tested". Not conclusive, but I did notice that my current processor is also in the "not tested" category for this board. Where else can I get reliable CPU/Motherboard compatibility info? I kind of would like to stick with this board, as I have been slowly upgrading other components for relatively cheap; also, I do not want to throw out equipment that could still have some life. Thank you much.
Eric.
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  1. Nevermind, I just discovered the "Gigabyte Guide" elsewhere in this forum. It seems the only 64-bit processors my board will support are lowly Celeron CPU's (only 512KB of L2, no way!), and some versions of Pentium 4 (531 and above). Sigh. I guess I'll have to join modern society and get a new motherboard.
  2. ebalong said:
    Hello,
    I am currently running a Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz (Prescott) core on a Gigabyte Technology 8I915P Duo Pro mainboard, with socket LGA 775 (T).


    this your mobo check in site gigabyte CPU support list : http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=1801#
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    according by site gigabyte your mobo support all Core 2 Quad CPU and core 2 duo CPU : http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=1801


    Yes, I was viewing the same page, but most of those processors listed have the "N/A" designation. Thanks anyway.
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    hmm i found other site .. i think you need New mobo if want upgrade
    http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Gigabyte/GA-8I915P_Duo_Pro.html
  5. henydiah said:
    hmm i found other site .. i think you need New mobo if want upgrade
    http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Gigabyte/GA-8I915P_Duo_Pro.html


    Yeah, I saw that one also, on the Gigabyte page it shows my mobo as only supporting the Celeron version with only 256KB L2, and some P4's; funny how quickly equipment becomes obsolete, even with the right socket. I think I will have to go all out and get something that supports an i5 or i7 while I'm at it. Thank you!
  6. yep mobo LGA 1155 is good choice for now
  7. Best answer selected by ebalong.
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