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Core 2 Quad Q6600 on Lenovo Thinkcentre M55 SFF?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, i have 3 PC`s and i want to upgrade my Lenovo ThinkCentre M55 from a C2D E6300 to a C2Q Q6600.

Is it compatible?

I couldn`t find any documentation.

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First of all, great job taking initiative and breathing life into a old machine, good on you. Second, maybe consider something I bit beefier, all core2quads work in the 775 socket (except maybe a few weird motherboards). I would suggest a  Q8400, and make sure to overclock it. 

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2 minutes ago, Burnedice25 said:

First of all, great job taking initiative and breathing life into a old machine, good on you. Second, maybe consider something I bit beefier, all core2quads work in the 775 socket (except maybe a few weird motherboards). I would suggest a  Q8400, and make sure to overclock it. 

do OEM motherboards support overclocking?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well, i am a geek and i saw that the BIOS is a piece of shit it only supports the CPU`s from the era they were selling, it won`t overclock.

I saw that a Q6600 can run but it would say: Unknown CPU BIOS and the fan jumps to 70% ( Jet engine) to protect the CPU because it doesn`t know what cpu is it. I wonder what it will say in the Product information category in the BIOS (pentium 4 =))))

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Just now, Plutosaurus said:

do OEM motherboards support overclocking?

I seem to remember hearing that pretty much all 775 boards can overclock. I used a OEM board and overclocked fine

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1 minute ago, Criss.KIA said:

Well, i am a geek and i saw that the BIOS is a piece of shit it only supports the CPU`s from the era they were selling, it won`t overclock.

I saw that a Q6600 can run but it would say: Unknown CPU BIOS and the fan jumps to 70% ( Jet engine) to protect the CPU because it doesn`t know what cpu is it. I wonder what it will say in the Product information category in the BIOS (pentium 4 =))))

Update the BIOS maybe? Might be a little hard since it’s a bit old but still within the realm of possibility 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I updated only one motherboard BIOS in my life, and the wall power is well...not so clean let`s say.

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Just now, Criss.KIA said:

I updated only one motherboard BIOS in my life, and the wall power is well...not so clean let`s say.

Context please? Did you blow something up?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have 3 PC`s in total, including the ThinkCentre

Acer Veriton M275

Acer Nitro 5

ThinkCentre M55 SFF

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just fucked up an highend-ish PC 6 years ago because in the middle of the BIOS update the electricity turned off

 

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2 minutes ago, Criss.KIA said:

I just fucked up an highend-ish PC 6 years ago because in the middle of the BIOS update the electricity turned off

 

Ouch, I get it. I nearly took my head off when a PSU LITERALLY EXPLODED. And that’s why you never touch the little red switch on the back on the power supply

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Burnedice25 said:

Ouch, I get it. I nearly took my head off when a PSU LITERALLY EXPLODED. And that’s why you never touch the little red switch on the back on the power supply

Was that the voltage switch? 

Are you having 120 V (US) or 240 V (EU) ?

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1 minute ago, Criss.KIA said:

Was that the voltage switch? 

Are you having 120 V (US) or 240 V (EU) ?

It was years ago now, but I’m in aus so I don’t exactly know, sorry

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Posted · Original PosterOP

In Australia there is also 240V

1 minute ago, Burnedice25 said:

It was years ago now, but I’m in aus so I don’t exactly know, sorry

 

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Just now, Criss.KIA said:

In Australia there is also 240V

 

I’ll take you word for it then, but whatever it was, it left my ears ringing for about 30 minutes

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Burnedice25 said:

I’ll take you word for it then, but whatever it was, it left my ears ringing for about 30 minutes

Well...you fucked up a life

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Just now, Criss.KIA said:

Well...you fucked up a life

What life? The little trooper of the cpu survived and so did the HDD. Both are dead now I’m pretty sure but you should’ve seen the insides of the PSU. It looked like some had had toasted it

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