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July 9, 2012 8:41:05 PM

i have a an intel q965 mother board.
it currently has a socket 775 core 2 duo e8400 3.0 ghz cpu
i was wondering if i would be able to put a core 2 quad in there, because i noticed that they have 775 socket, too.
thanks for the help, in advance!

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July 9, 2012 9:03:16 PM

The Q965 chipset does not support quad core, sorry.
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July 9, 2012 9:03:39 PM

What is the exact model of the mobo?
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July 9, 2012 9:04:36 PM

SchizTech said:
The Q965 chipset does not support quad core, sorry.


I actually didn't know that, but if that's the case, it doesn't matter what the model of the mobo is...
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July 9, 2012 9:14:42 PM

SchizTech said:
The Q965 chipset does not support quad core, sorry.



Not necessarily true. The Q965 chipset does not officially support any 45nm CPUs and yet he is running an E8400. With later BIOS updates it may very well support Core2Quads. It depends on the motherboard manufacturer. So we really need the exact model.
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July 9, 2012 9:32:42 PM

Quote:
Not necessarily true. The Q965 chipset does not officially support any 45nm CPUs and yet he is running an E8400. With later BIOS updates it may very well support Core2Quads. It depends on the motherboard manufacturer. So we really need the exact model


In retrospect I may have been hasty: it's surprisingly hard to research clear compatibility info on these older 775 chipsets :pt1cable: 

There's no official support given for anything beyond 65nm C2Duo where I can find info on the chipset, then I dig up this document:

http://processormatch.intel.com/COMPDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=dq965gf

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July 9, 2012 9:36:41 PM

Lots of older LGA 775 chipsets got BIOS updates allowing them to run faster/newer processors than they were designed for. I have seen Core2Quads on P945 boards before. Like I said it really depended on the motherboard manufacturer.
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July 9, 2012 9:38:27 PM

So I was right to ask about the model to begin with, but the OP seems to have gone missing...
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July 9, 2012 10:39:38 PM

Intel Corporation DQ965CO (J1PR)
that is the full name of the motherboard
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July 9, 2012 10:46:29 PM

but it has a the e8400 in it right now? how can that be?
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July 9, 2012 10:48:34 PM

Yeah, I just noticed that it doesn't even list the E8400 as being supported either. I don't really know what's going on there, to be honest.
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July 9, 2012 10:57:15 PM

Interesting, I can't find anything saying the E8400 is supported either. Did you build the computer or buy it from an OEM like Dell?
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July 9, 2012 11:02:57 PM

i bought it from the classified section of my local newspaper. it runs beautifully, it's an MPX ClientPro 385 if that changes anything?
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July 9, 2012 11:03:46 PM

MPC ClientPro 385
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July 9, 2012 11:08:18 PM

Their own list doesn't even list a E8400 as being supported or anything that ever came with it (you have to look at speeds there, but it doesn't list a 3Ghz C2D) http://www.mpcdrivers.com/apps/syscompdf2e.html

A total enigma for sure. I honestly have no idea where to go from here.
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July 9, 2012 11:10:44 PM

maybe i am reading something wrong? bios says 3.0 core 2 duo. is there another version of a 3.0 core 2 duo? or maybe it is overclocked?
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July 9, 2012 11:14:43 PM

An OC would make a lot of sense, yes. Have you checked with a program like CPU-Z? That should give us the definite answer on this.
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