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Upgrading Processor Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MasterNe0, Feb 20, 2007.

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  1. MasterNe0

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    Ok. Current I have a Intel Pentium 4 640 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3200F (3.2 Ghz).
    Motherboard a ASUS MB P5WD2 Premium Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 955X ATX Intel Motherboard.

    Im about to upgrade to a Core Duo and was wondering if first) will I need to reformat my pc when I upgrade it and 2) Can I look for any LGA 775 core duo or do I need to find something specific?
     
  2. telegramsam

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    That board doesn't support Core 2 Duos. The only dual core it supports is the Pentium D. (Unless there was a later BIOS update that enabled C2D's).

    Core Duos are mobile processors, different socket.

    You will probably want to be looking at Pentium D 9xx series.
     
  3. MasterNe0

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    something like the Intel Pentium D 950 Presler 3.4GHz 2 x 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor.

    My second question is do I have to reformat or will it take affect immediately?
     
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    That would be a good choice.

    You'll have to do at least a repair install to make the OS use both cores. By default, SMP awareness would be shut off on a single core install. So yeah, plan on doing a reinstall. A repair is OK, but fresh install would be best to make sure everything is cool.
     
  5. Leec65

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    first i would reset the bios so it will look for the CPU as long as the chipset is the same you should be ok
     
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    That crummy site is always slow. Dead links, etc. If I didn't know ASUS made good motherboards, I wouldn't buy them just based on how poorly managed their website is. Pretty poor reflection of their overall quality, IMO. Ok, end of pointless rant...:)

    Definitely check the website for CPU support and BIOS updates that might be necessary as accat recommended.
     
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    That's where I run into most of my problems, is finding older stuff.

    Seems like as soon as it switches to ASUStek is when most of the problems begin. Some days it's not so bad.
     
  10. Leec65

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    right I was having the same problem and that when I just tryed googling for the board and finded out it work a lot faster that then trying go thru there site
     
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    I'll keep that in mind--thanks!
     
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