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Motherboard + Processor Upgrade Question

ZyreZyre Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So, I'm good with computers. But I just wanted to verify that what I want to do is possible before I do it.

I built this machine about 2.5 years ago, running a 3.4ghz P4 in an LGA775 socket. The motherboard I'm running is an Intel D915PBL. (http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d915pbl/sb/CS-010606.htm) Link is to motherboard specs. Now, on the page it says my mobo can use *any* LGA775 family processor. Now, I've been upgrading the hell out of my machine, trying to get some performance increases, I've boughten and installed a new pci-e video card, solved all my heat problems, yet when comparing my machine to others, my FPS is still horrible. I've disovered that a majority of these players are running Dual Core processors. I don't want to build a whole new machine just to upgrade my processor, but I went to look at what I could upgrade my processor to since I have an older board and thats when I disovered the claim on Intel's website about my board running any LGA 775. So a quick look on New Egg for what type of processors run in that slot (there's a lot!) I found out that Dual Core processors are LGA 775. The one in particular im interested in; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029 is a Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz. So without doing any more technical research, because the preliminary results tell me I can do this, but I want to make sure before I shell out cash, Is my motherboard compatible with that processor?

TL;DL - Is my 2.5 year old motherboard (http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d915pbl/sb/CS-010606.htm) compatible with (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029) processor? Can I upgrade from a P4 3.4ghz to a Core2 Duo E6750?!

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    SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Make sure the FSB (Front Side Bus) speed of your mobo is capable. I just asked a similar question in the computer thread, and the answer was that it will lower the speed of the processor. The 6750 is 1333Mhz, and your mobo is only able to handle 800Mhz, so there would be some dramatic scaling back.

    (Apparently on my mobo, the same proc would run about 2.1Ghz, and it was a 1066Mhz FSB mobo, so on yours I think it would be scaled back a bit more, maybe 1.8-1.9?)

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    According to a shopping site I found on google with your mobo model number...

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    # Supported Processors:
    # Supports Intel Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition (LGA775 socket with 800 MHz system bus)
    # Supports Intel Pentium 4 Processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology (LGA775 socket with 533/800 MHz system bus)
    # Supports Intel Celeron D Processor (LGA775 socket with 533 MHz system bus)

    So, no... Sorry.

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