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Core 2 Quad compatibility

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Found a Dell 775 motherboard.

 

Dell Connolly E187242.

 

Had a Pentium 4 inside it. Will a Core 2 Quad work?

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Unfortunately the only way to find out is to try it. Dell manufacture their own boards and usually they don't release technical details (unless its a server board).

 

The only other way you could find out is by finding out which exact model of Dell machine the board came from and checking the support website but I'm assuming because you have a board only you don't know which model it came from?

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From a quick lookup, it would seem to have a 945G chipset. 

 

It has a 1066FSB limit, so if Dell allows you to use Core 2 Quads, the only compatible one would be the Q6600. Make sure the BIOS is up to date first.

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20 minutes ago, Master Disaster said:

Unfortunately the only way to find out is to try it. Dell manufacture their own boards and usually they don't release technical details (unless its a server board).

 

The only other way you could find out is by finding out which exact model of Dell machine the board came from and checking the support website but I'm assuming because you have a board only you don't know which model it came from?

 

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11 minutes ago, AskTJ said:

It is a 945G chipset as @NelizMastr mentioned, but C2Q isn't listed.

 

Thoughts?

After some more digging, it would appear Dell has artificially limited CPU support to P4, Celeron and Pentium D on these machines. That's a bummer. Apparently it maxes out at a Pentium D 945.

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11 hours ago, NelizMastr said:

After some more digging, it would appear Dell has artificially limited CPU support to P4, Celeron and Pentium D on these machines. That's a bummer. Apparently it maxes out at a Pentium D 945.

I got a deal on a Gigabytes G965 and a Q6600 for $30 shipped. Score?

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