CPU and motherboard compatibility

duts63 Posts 11 Registration date Wednesday September 24, 2008 Status Member Last seen May 12, 2009 - Oct 3, 2008 at 05:45 AM
 akrammm - May 22, 2010 at 04:21 AM
I was wondering if I can change my actual intel p d 930 to the newer intel core 2 duo e8400 lga 775 3ghz 6mb cache memory dual core processor without having to change my motherboard. I have read that they are duo support but just wanted to be sure of that?

3 responses

unhackso Posts 15 Registration date Monday September 22, 2008 Status Member Last seen May 12, 2009 8
Oct 3, 2008 at 07:10 AM
Hey there,
You sure can as long as it supports duo processors and the socket is of the same type as your actual processor.
my cpu 2ghz can i use core 2 due motherbord?
unhackso is correct in his explanation the sockets are the same both 775 / socket t are just different names for the same socket type motherboard must support new 45 nm architecture so go to motherboard manufacture site
to be sure
jmp59 Posts 29296 Registration date Tuesday June 8, 2004 Status Contributor Last seen November 25, 2015 257
Oct 3, 2008 at 02:37 PM

That is impossible. The sockets are different.

P-D 930 --> Socket T
Core2 Duo E8400 --> Socket 775