Will any 775 socket processor work

I am trying to upgrade to dual-core processor on my gateway 506GR, but am not certain the limitations of the motherboard, will any 775 socket Processor work with the current Intel D915GAG motherboard
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  1. no. you will be limited to whatever is on Intels website CPU support list for that motherboard. Also i think the max FSB on that motherboard would be 800mhz, so the cpu will have to have its FSB rated for 800 also.
    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d915gag/sb/CS-026959.htm theres the link for cpu support list.
  2. oh, ok, so my board won't support dual core or larger?
  3. No. 915 will only support the P4. No C2D chips. Same socket, but the voltage regulators on the board can't supply the voltage the C2Ds need.
  4. so in order to upgrade the processor, i must also upgrade the motherboard, which, if i do, will it need to be a specific one, or can i get which ever one i want & still fit correctly in the tower
  5. Nearly any board should fit. Only thing is your tower isn't as tall as others so you'll need any mATX board. They are common however so this shouldn't be a problem.

    You'll also need a board that has onboard video, or a video card. (GPU) Depending on the one you pick you might need a new PSU as well. And because the OS you have on there is looking for the gateway bios, you'll need a new copy of windows as well.
  6. ^yeah, so basically your up for a whole new computer.
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