I have a Gateway 507GR with Pentium 4 3.0GHz cpu
the motherboard is an intel 915G which is a socket 775 800 fsb
I wanted to upgrade the cpu to a E5200 dual core which should work, right?
it is LGA 775 800MHz fsb, but when I took out the old p4 and put in the new dual core and hit the power button nothing happens
the fan spins for a second then everything shuts down, no beep codes
I drop the p4 back in and everything boots up normally
Ok, I got a Biostar G41D3C mobo with two 4GB ddr3 1066 sticks of ram
Then I read the biostar website and it says that a CPU with an 800 FSB can only use pc3-6400
Does this mean that the ram I bought will not work?
well the ram seems to work ok, at least in the bios
unfortunately the bios doesn't see my newly installed OCZ vertex 3 120 GB SSD so I haven't booted to windows yet.
the mobo made it easy to overclock to 3.0GHz
seems like the biostar sata ports were not working so I sent it back and got an ASrock mobo and it recognized the SSD right away.
now I have the OS installed this system flies!
overclocked the e5200 to 3GHz, boot time went from 2 mins on the pentium 4/HDD to 20 secs with the e5200/SSD