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Will any 775 socket processor work

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September 22, 2011 3:09:45 AM

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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September 22, 2011 3:13:16 AM

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/d915g... theres the link for cpu support list.
September 22, 2011 3:27:14 AM

oh, ok, so my board won't support dual core or larger?
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September 22, 2011 3:54:31 AM

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.
September 23, 2011 1:33:39 AM

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
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September 23, 2011 1:47:30 AM

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.
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September 23, 2011 3:27:12 AM

^yeah, so basically your up for a whole new computer.
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