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Intel D945GCZ

RenegadeDamon
  • 77 months ago

Okay, so I have been using PC part picker for quite a long time but I finally ran into an issue I need some peer help with.

 So, as a new father I haven't had time or money to build my own personal PC like I used to do in high school, as a matter of fact I'm on the last pc I built in high school as we speak, a P4 HT with an 80gb hdd, 4gb ddr2 1088 ram and 512mb 300mhz gpu, ohhhhhh! Impressive!

 Anyway we have been given a pc with a Intel D945GCZ mobo that has a lga775 socket, however the intel site says the core 2 quad is not supported despite it using the same socket.

So my question, if I can grab a cheap core 2 quad on ebay or craigslist can I make it work on this mobo, I would be better off buying that and getting an amd7700 (considering this mobo has a pci x16) then building a new computer right now, I would prob only end up spending around $200 amirite?

If any of my data seems a little off I'm sorry, I have been out of the pc building game for awhile now and normally just do minor repairs and upgrades for friends, but I think its about time I got back to my favorite hobby!

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I've seen it's not gonna work, and unless someone who knows better tells you otherwise I wouldn't go for it. There could be a myriad of issues that would prevent it from working.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

I knew it was a long shot after seeing the Intel supported processors page, for what I understand this board comes from a time where sockets were not changed all that often and this caused some confusion. I guess I'll be sticking with the dual-core for the time being. Thanks for your time man!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, good luck!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

So my question, if I can grab a cheap core 2 quad on ebay or craigslist can I make it work on this mobo...

Not worth the time/effort/costs...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Time and effort are worth it for me just as a hobby repair project, as for the money I agree with you there unless I can grab one used for like 30 bucks. I don't wanna bother if it won't work though.

Thanks for your time!

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