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#1 whitewidow13

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:30 PM

I would like to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo or some other kind of improved CPU, but I am afraid of getting something that is not compatible. From just me looking around and reading I believe the best I can do on this mobo is the Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor. I upgraded my RAM to 2 gigs, a new power supply, and a Radeon 3850 video card if any of that matters. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated as I am having lots of fun improving and learning more about my computer and how to do stuff with it! Thanks!
Current setup:
Base processor
Pentium4 640 (P) HT 3.2 GHz
800 MHz front side bus
Socket 775
Chipset
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 for Intel Processors
Motherboard
Manufacturer: ECS
Motherboard Name: RC410-M
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Asterope-GL8E

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:35 PM

If you have the RC-410M2 V1.0 it only show support for single core processors. The RC-410M2 V3.0 supports dual core processors.

Credit: ECS support site.
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:56 PM

Hmmm, this could be disappointing. How do I figure out with version I have? If I do have version 1 what would be the best CPU to get? And would it be worth it or make enough of a difference?

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 06:09 PM

I recant my previous post According to the ECS website the board will support the Pentium D 950 which is a dual core processor. It will not support the Core 2 duo however. Sorry I missed that its under supported processors.


EDIT: The processor upgrade may require a Bios Upgrade. I would throughly check with ECS and make sure the upgrade is possible. Allot of members have had problems with ECS boards in the past. I would not want you to order the processor and have problems with it. You may want to be prepared for a motherboard upgrade as well

Edited by Sneakycyber, 30 December 2007 - 06:15 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:49 AM

So what is some personal preference into what CPU I should get for my setup out of the compatible ones?

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:06 AM

Alright, I am thinking about getting the Intel Pentium D 935 Dual Core Processor. Does anybody on here comments on using this on my setup?

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:26 AM

Looks like a good processor, It should be compatible with your motherboard according to the ECS website. But like I cautioned before you may or may not have problems.
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