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Solved: Core 2 Duo/Quad support from Mobo

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mike360x1, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. mike360x1

    mike360x1 Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    Recently I've dig into my basement and found an old computer (about 2008). It has an LGA 775 and there's a Pentium D currently installed inside. Problem is, I want to upgrade, to a better CPU, and I fortunately have one.however, once I do, the Computer fails to start. Even the mobo Is failing to Post. After that, I took out the better CPU ( which was a core 2 quad by the way) and replaced it with the old one. Funny thing is, it runs normally again. I have no idea why. I have tried the Core 2 Quad on another different computer which I borrowed from a friend. It runs fine...

    Heres the barebone specs of the old computer I'm trying to upgrade.

    Pentium D 3.4Ghz
    [Updated] (Mobo make and model included in the picture attached)
    2 GB (DDR2) ram
    HDD 160GB (With Ubuntu)
    Aztec Earth Watts 500W powersupply

    Greatly appreciated if someone can help me.
    Thanks : D

    -mike360x1
     

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  2. dustyjay

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    The motherboard make and model should be silk screened on the motherboard itself.
     
  3. Amd_Man

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    Need to know the make and model of motherboard and cpu. Not all socket 775 processors will work on socket 775 boards. Example the board may not push enough wattage, BIOS may not support it and needs to be updated or chipset limitations.
     
  4. mike360x1

    mike360x1 Thread Starter

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    I have updated my system information. The make and model are all included.
    In the worse case scenario, that my motherboard cannot support a core 2 quad or core 2 duo, what can I do to fix it(if at all possible?)
     
  5. dustyjay

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    This appears to be an Acer Computer, can you include the System Model Number?
     
  6. crjdriver

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    It seems that the same board is used in a hp computer as well and it shows support for quad core yorkfield cores. You really need to check the acer site for support. Proprietary mb such as this have custom bios and just because the hp version has support does NOT mean the acer version has support.

    FWIW no big box builder ie dell, hp, whatever has any vested interest in you upgrading one of their systems. They would rather you purchased a new system.
     
  7. Amd_Man

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    That's the sad reality of OEM computers.
     
  8. crjdriver

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    We probably have at least 3000 or more dells and they work ok for basic office stuff , printing flight releases, training, etc however they are NOT made for gaming or other high end things.

    They are just not made for gaming, upgrading, etc.

    It really is an exercise in futility in trying to upgrade a big box system.
     
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