Core 2 Duo Compatible?

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Core 2 Duo Compatible?

Post by apacheguy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:39 pm

Hi-

Currently I have a motherboard with a Pentium D dual core installed. If I decided to upgrade my processor to a core 2 in the future, how would I know if the motherboard is compatible?

Thanks in advance.

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Post by pas44141 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:46 pm

if you give the motherboard specs it can be easily checked.. some are compatible and some aren't.

start>run>dxdiag, then give the system manufacturer and model.

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Post by apacheguy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:13 pm

Thank you for the reply.

Manufacturer: Dell
System Model: DM051

***Edit***

I also looked up some more specs in pc wizard. It gave me a different model number for the mainboard: 0HJ054

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:04 pm

what model number is the dell, if I had to hazard a guess I'd say it isn't
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Post by apacheguy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:10 pm

what model number is the dell
Dimension 5150

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Post by Schwarz » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:41 pm

Older LGA775 boards do no support C2D.
Taking a wild guess I would say that your board doesn't.
Yes i know the socket is the same but still thats the way it is...

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Post by apacheguy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:55 pm

Thanks for the info, but I'm still curious as to what it would support.
if you give the motherboard specs it can be easily checked
How would you go about checking it. Is there some website or program?

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:58 pm

chipset is 945G it does not support C2D. Sorry

http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/pcperipher ... 65p,00.htm
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Post by zkam » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:03 am

dicecca112 wrote:chipset is 945G it does not support C2D. Sorry

http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/pcperipher ... 65p,00.htm
Are you sure about that? I'm curious about the same thing, as I have the Dell E510 (which is the same as the 5150). Check out this info on the 945G Chipset from Intel's website:
  • Platforms based on the Intel® 945G Express Chipset, combined with the Intel® Coreâ„¢2 Duo processor, deliver innovative features and new benefits for both home and business.
and
  • 1066/800/533 MHz System Bus
    Supports Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, Intel® Pentium® D processor, Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology and all other Intel® Pentium® processors and Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA775 socket, with scalability for future processor innovations.
http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/945g/index.htm

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Post by dicecca112 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:57 am

The 5150 was released before the VRM resolution change that allows for Core 2 Duo. The board contains VRM 10, VRM 11 is needed, thus won't support Core 2 Duo. Trust me I did a system upgrade for a customer on the same exact system. He told me even though I pointed out the above that he could get it to work. It didn't.
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