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Upgrading The Processor


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#1 ougrad02

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:24 AM

I currently have an hp d4100y desktop with a pentium D processor. I am curious if its possible for me to purchase a core 2 duo processor and swap it in, in place of the pentium D. I'm just curious as to whether the motherboard I have is compatible with the core 2 processor and if it would just be a situation of drop it in and go. Thanks ahead of time for any help.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:42 AM

CPU/Processor Socket: 775
Supports Pentium D (Smithfield) up to 3.2 GHz and Pentium4 (Prescott) up to 580 and 670


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...981&lang=en

latest bios says

Updates microcode to support newer Intel processors.


but

Release Date: 2006-05-01


way before core 2 duo's??????????
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:00 PM

Added note: Processor updates/upgrades can only happen when the same number of pins (contact points) are involved.

Example: The system I am on right now has a processor with 462 pins, while many later processors (all the newest processors) have pin counts which differ from that. So those CPUs cannot be upgrades for mine, unless I also buy a motherboard that requires/supports the number of pins which the newest processors might have.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:05 PM

Yes, but the Core2Duos use a Socket T, also known as a LGA775, which matches the entry found by DaChew.

That being said, it is likely that the bios on this board will not support a Core2Duo.

In other words, the socket is the same, but the mobo will not understand how to drive the chip correctly.

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Edited by Billy O'Neal, 27 February 2008 - 09:06 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:12 PM

Appreciated, Billy :thumbsup:.

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