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August 9, 2012 12:14:35 AM

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

can anyone help me?

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August 9, 2012 12:41:51 AM

is the E5200 compatible with my mobo?
could the BIOS need an upgrade?
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August 9, 2012 12:49:30 AM

915g chipset does not support dual cores or anything higher than pentium 4 for that matter.
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August 9, 2012 12:51:13 AM

that sucks
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August 9, 2012 1:18:14 AM

indeed. socket 775 is wierd like that though. Theres some chipsets that support the dual core pentium d's but not the core series.
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August 9, 2012 1:33:48 PM

Can you recommend a mobo for the E5200 since I have it
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August 9, 2012 8:59:29 PM

not any that supports the e5200 and your old ram.

I've used this replacement bd a few times but you'll need to purchase some DDR3 memory. (Your old memory is DDR1 )
$50 shipped - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2GB ram $17 shipped - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4gb ram - $23 shipped - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lastly, please be aware that the operating system on you old Gateway will probably not install on a non-gateway motherboard. This is very typical of prebuilt systems like Gateway, Dell, HP...

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August 13, 2012 12:39:02 AM

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?
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August 14, 2012 12:11:39 PM

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
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August 21, 2012 2:21:43 PM

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
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August 21, 2012 2:24:28 PM

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