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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
a c 79 à CPUs
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. 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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a b à CPUs
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
a b à CPUs
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.
a c 79 à CPUs
September 23, 2011 3:27:12 AM

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