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A cpu that is better but would probably fit my motherboard?

I have a really old cpu and i want to upgrade it. The only information i have from the Motherboard is...
Manufacturer : ASUSTek COMPUTER Inc.
Model : LEONITE
Chipset : Intel - i945P/PL/G/GZ
Southbridge : Intel - 82801GB (ICH7/R)
LPCIO - Fintek - F8000
If this Helps the current cpu i have is Pentium D 2.8 GHz. Heres some information on it... http://ark.intel.com/products/27512/Intel-Pentium-D-Processor-820-(2M-Cache-2_80-GHz-800-MHz-FSB)

So what processor thats pretty good can fit in my motherboard?
Anything thats better that fits please tell me (:

Thanks Alot.
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  1. my guess if you can only get a faster pentium d, which won't be much difference.
  2. What's the make and model of your computer? HP perhaps?
    That isn't a retail motherboard, it's produced by asus for an oem computer manufacturer.
    The bios determines which cpu's it will recognize

    Here's the link to your motherboard from HP.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3340228

    According to that, it supports,
    Socket: 775
    Supports the following processors:
    Core 2 Duo E6x00
    Core 2 Duo E4x00
    Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core
    Pentium D 8xx Dual Core
    Pentium 4 6x1 series
    Celeron D 3xx series
  3. popatim said:
    What's the make and model of your computer? HP perhaps?
    That isn't a retail motherboard, it's produced by asus for an oem computer manufacturer.
    The bios determines which cpu's it will recognize

    Here's the link to your motherboard from HP.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3340228

    According to that, it supports,
    Socket: 775
    Supports the following processors:
    Core 2 Duo E6x00
    Core 2 Duo E4x00
    Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core
    Pentium D 8xx Dual Core
    Pentium 4 6x1 series
    Celeron D 3xx series
    Well I thought it was compaq maybe hp. Im not sure since i got a new case and upgraded everything in it.
    And what do you mean by Core 2 Duo E6x00... What does the x and 00 mean.
  4. Best answer
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&docname=c00864946
    if this is your board then theres som good news. you can add up to an e6600 core 2 duo
    the bad news is there not cheap to buy new... well relativley... you can get 1 new for £50-£70 $80-$110 i wouldnt go any higher as the price to performance gains just aint worth it.

    you would do better to swap out the motherboard for a cheap h61 motherboard but if you can afford a little more a z68 board would be better.
    Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2-B3 £30/$50 or a Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 (rev. 1.0) for £80/$130
    an i3 2100 £90/$130
    you can pick up 4gigs of ddr3 for less than £30/$50
    all in it will cost about £150/$230 which would give a huge boost over the e6600 or any other C2D and well worth the little extra. as you can then upgrade to any sandy up to a 2700
    especialy if you went for the z68 board
  5. HEXiT said:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&docname=c00864946
    if this is your board then theres som good news. you can add up to an e6600 core 2 duo
    the bad news is there not cheap to buy new... well relativley... you can get 1 new for £50-£70 $80-$110 i wouldnt go any higher as the price to performance gains just aint worth it.

    you would do better to swap out the motherboard for a cheap h61 motherboard but if you can afford a little more a z68 board would be better.
    Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2-B3 £30/$50 or a Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 (rev. 1.0) for £80/$130
    an i3 2100 £90/$130
    you can pick up 4gigs of ddr3 for less than £30/$50
    all in it will cost about £150/$230 which would give a huge boost over the e6600 or any other C2D and well worth the little extra. as you can then upgrade to any sandy up to a 2700
    especialy if you went for the z68 board
    Thanks Hexit. I just opened up my computer and looked at my motherboard and it looked just like the one in the picture. So i think im just gonna get the E6600 Whenever i can. Also, i already bought the 4GB RAM.
    So if i upgrade it then my specs would be.
    Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
    4GB RAM DDR2
    EVGA GTS 450 GDDR5

    Sounds good if it works (:
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