Intel Core 2 Quad with old motherboard?

Hey I was recently looking to upgrade my old Pentium 4 450 processor, and I've come to the Intel Q8300 Core 2 Quad processor. I would really like to buy it, but can I know for sure it will work on my old motherboard?

The Socket Type of the motherboard's CPU is LGA 775/Socket T, which this processor is also LGA 775/Socket T

The motherboard is about 8 years old and was bought with the Dell Dimension 8400 Desktop Computer.

Will this processor work with my motherboard, or will I have to buy a new one?
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  1. Jogita said:
    Hey I was recently looking to upgrade my old Pentium 4 450 processor, and I've come to the Intel Q8300 Core 2 Quad processor. I would really like to buy it, but can I know for sure it will work on my old motherboard?

    The Socket Type of the motherboard's CPU is LGA 775/Socket T, which this processor is also LGA 775/Socket T

    The motherboard is about 8 years old and was bought with the Dell Dimension 8400 Desktop Computer.

    Will this processor work with my motherboard, or will I have to buy a new one?



    better to not buy it


    unless there is a bios update for the motherboard to add support.
  2. shanky887614 said:
    better to not buy it


    unless there is a bios update for the motherboard to add support.

    It's been 8 years since I got the motherboard and I haven't updated it once, so I'm assuming they aren't going to make updates anytime soon.

    I think I will just buy a new motherboard to avoid hassle. Thanks for the answer.
  3. Jogita said:
    It's been 8 years since I got the motherboard and I haven't updated it once, so I'm assuming they aren't going to make updates anytime soon.

    I think I will just buy a new motherboard to avoid hassle. Thanks for the answer.

    I agree. A new board and CPU is the best way to go.
  4. You know, thats tooo old a mobo. Its better if you get atleast new mobo.
    even if that mobo can handle the core 2 quad, 8 years is a long time for something to go wrong. It might not hold the pressure/load or something. You are upgrading from 1 core to 4 cores with more power and power supply, i wonder that will fry your mobo or not. better get a new one, so you can even get a good sli card or sound card or w/e else you want in future.
  5. Besides that, I don't believe the Dell 8400 had a board that would accept dual cores (Pentium D).
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