Helping me pick the right processor for my computer!

Hello, i have a 5 year old computer and i changed most things with it, but i need help with the processor. I have a DualCore Intel Pentium D, 2800 Mhz. The things i would like to know is what kind of a socket do i have so i could find a good processor. My mother board is
Motherboard Name Intel Cortez D945GCZ (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Please help me with this and thank you!
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  1. Socket LGA775. Is it a genuine Intel motherboard or one from a Gateway computer? The Gateway version only supports Pentium D processors.
  2. thank you, yeah i have a gateway computer. you think i can get a good new processor? or i need a new motherboard..
  3. You need a new motherboard, processor and memory.
    This should work, but you might have to do a bios flash...if gateway has an update. Not sure how much of a performance increase you would see, but it is 600Mhz faster
  5. If you want something up to par with today's computer, I suggest don't bother upgrading this old gateway, instead, build a new one with just a little more money.
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