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single to dual core CPU

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#1 bruinator


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Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:19 PM

If I have an intel D945GTP mobo, could I upgrade from a single core CPU to a dual core? If so, which dual core CPU would work with my MOBO?


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#2 woodyblade


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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:49 PM

It looks like you can only have Single Core Processors or Dual Core if the Pentium D's were still sold with that Motherboard, to be specific Pentium 4, Pentium D and Celeron D - Intel D945GTP Processor List

The Pentium Class Processors have stopped shipping, the Pentium D were Dual Core Processors bad luck they stopped shipping them back in August, but the Celeron D doesn't have Dual Cores even though they still ship.

Celeron D
Pentium 4
Pentium D

I don't recommend parts but you maybe looking at a new Motherboard unless you can locate a Processor on the Site List above, someone else may drop by sometime to help you a bit more on Parts choice.

Edited by woodyblade, 01 November 2008 - 06:50 PM.

#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 01 November 2008 - 10:59 PM

Although your motherboard is LGA775, you may not be able to install a dual core processor. Your motherboard may not meet requirements necessary for a dual core CPU. You could always try and install one but you run the risk of frying the CPU or motherboard or even both.



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