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Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:33 AM
Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:13 PM
Whether or not it works depends on your motherboard. Most Gigabyte G31M motherboards support Pentium D 945's, however, make sure your BIOS is up-to-date before installing the new CPU.
Posted 30 December 2014 - 12:05 AM
Posted 01 January 2015 - 08:27 PM
Probably you would have to do a CMOS reset to return all BIOS settings to default. Bear in mind a Pentium D CPU will probably be a downgrade from a Pentium Dual Core. It depends on what exact model your current CPU is. "Pentium Dual Core" branding in a Socket 775 chip is likely to be a CPU from the Core 2 family. The Pentium D is from the Pentium 4 (Netburst) line which are older and considerably less efficient than the Core 2 CPU's.
For example, a Pentium Dual Core E6300 (a later S775 Pentium Dual Core) is roughly 2.5 times faster than a Pentium D 945 in benchmarks.
Edited by jonuk76, 01 January 2015 - 08:31 PM.
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