Dilema

Hey everybody,
So heres what I did. I bought this CPU (Pentium E5700 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775) and foolishly attempted to install it in my old MS-7222 mobo. When clearly in the manual it states it can only handle a 2.8ghz dual core. Well I believe the mobo is fried now. With the old cpu back in it (the new one didnt allow it to do anything except blackscreen and clicking) alls I get is to the bios for a minute before it clicks and powers off.
What I'm wondering now is if I should buy the mobo that works for that CPU or is that CPU possibly fried as well? I really hope not atleast.
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  1. The cpu should be fine and iv never heard of mobo's having clock limits
  2. seumas_beathan said:
    The cpu should be fine and iv never heard of mobo's having clock limits

    Yea me neither. But looking over the instruction manual pdf I downloaded. It says 2.8 is the limit. Doesnt surprise me cause its old as heck. I was just trying to breathe some new life back into it. But looks like I will be doing more than I thought and getting a new mobo. To allow for even further upgrades :pt1cable:
    But if you think the cpu should be fine. Then so do I!
  3. Yh just go for another mobo, You can get a decent one for cheap, If your using ddr2 ram then i recommend this one - http://www.ebuyer.com/231358-gigabyte-ga-g41m-combo-socket-775-vga-6-channel-audio-matx-motherboard-ga-g41m-combo?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products
  4. Well I've found this one -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130556
    That will work for that CPU right? Knowing me, theres something I overlooked.
    And I actually have some DDR3 RAM my friend gave me but never was able to use.
  5. I personally wouldnt go for an msi board, If you want to use the DDR3 ram then this is a very good board, i have it myself - http://www.ebuyer.com/267114-gigabyte-ga-g41mt-s2p-g41-socket-775-ddr3-onboard-vga-7-1-channel-audio-matx-ga-g41mt-s2p?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

    If you cant find it from a usa retalier then im sure the msi board would be fine though
  6. Ok, thank you for your help.
    Now to do some shopping around
  7. No bother :) Glad i could hope :) Good luck in finding what you want
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