Can i upgrade pentium D

Hello, I AM having d946GZis main board, with Pentium D 925 with socket LGA755, it does not support for Virtualisation, i am a Linux leaner i need the CPU which supports the Virtualisation can u suggest how can i upgrade my CPU
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  1. You can go as high as a Petuinm D 960 (sSpec SL9K7 only) 3.60 GHz.
    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d946gzis/sb/CS-026620.htm

    As for virtualization support. You're not going to get it with that board and cpu.
  2. HI thanks for u r replay, can u suggest me a processor which can give me a virtialization with this mother board: Intel D946GZis
  3. Not recommended to upgrade a 775 socket processor, maswell buy a brand new motherboard with an up to date processor such as the core i3,i5 or i7

    The best 775 socket CPU out there is the Core 2 Quad, but they are discontinued.
  4. Thanks a lot, but i am not a condition that i can buy new system, so please suggest me if i upgrade to any below processor can i have a virtualization in my system: Pentium D, 930, 940, 950 and 960
  5. Then you won't be able to use virtualization.
  6. prakumar4u said:
    Thanks a lot, but i am not a condition that i can buy new system, so please suggest me if i upgrade to any below processor can i have a virtualization in my system: Pentium D, 930, 940, 950 and 960


    I would go for the Pentium D 960

    That is the best Pentium D Processor out of the whole lot.
  7. Oddly, the Pentium D 925 seems to be the only CPU in that series that doesn't have VT-x...

    Any way check this out!: http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=d946gzis

    I'd look for a Core 2 Duo E6320 or better. All the other CPU's on that list do not have VT-x! Mind the Spec # as this board seems to be picky too!

    The Pentium D 945 is by far the most common of the duo-core Pentium D's and are the cheapest of those CPU's here in the US. People can't give them away.
  8. Stardude82 said:
    Oddly, the Pentium D 925 seems to be the only CPU in that series that doesn't have VT-x...

    Any way check this out!: http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=d946gzis

    I'd look for a Core 2 Duo E6320 or better. All the other CPU's on that list do not have VT-x! Mind the Spec # as this board seems to be picky too!

    The Pentium D 945 is by far the most common of the duo-core Pentium D's and are the cheapest of those CPU's here in the US. People can't give them away.


    No such thing as a dual core Pentium D, don't be scammed by it. They say its a dual core but it really isn't. I have a friend working for Intel and also have many university teachers, because I study computers at university.

    Pentium D's are not true dual core CPU's. My best advice is if you want to, you can upgrade but if I was you I would just keep it and save for another computer and go for an Intel core i3 or even a cheap 1155 socket dual core.

    Atleast 1155 will be around for sometime, and you will have the option to upgrade.
  9. matt2155 said:
    No such thing as a dual core Pentium D, don't be scammed by it. They say its a dual core but it really isn't. I have a friend working for Intel and also have many university teachers, because I study computers at university.

    Pentium D's are not true dual core CPU's. My best advice is if you want to, you can upgrade but if I was you I would just keep it and save for another computer and go for an Intel core i3 or even a cheap 1155 socket dual core.

    Atleast 1155 will be around for sometime, and you will have the option to upgrade.


    Wrong. Dual-Core Pentium D's were true dual-core processors. Most Pentium D's were single core with hyper-threading, hence the fake core controversy. Pentium D 8xx and 9xx CPUs were true dual-cores. The 965 and 955 CPUs had dual-cores with hyperthreading so they actually showed 4 cores!
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