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Aye yo' dog....

the E6600 @ 3ghz is a PENTIUM not a core2
You'll need a core2 duo E6600 @ 2.4ghz to work on that board.

a 945G chipset "SHOULD" support atleast a C2D E6700 which you can pick up on Ebay for about $50 wink.gif

****
Intel "reused" the E series for the newer Pentium processors which causes a little confusion of what actually works.
in short you need a Conroe, not a Wolfdale
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The E2200 is a Pentium Dual-core.. Don't see why it won't work.
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Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post

The E2200 is a Pentium Dual-core.. Don't see why it won't work.

Because your Pentium dual core is a 65nm 1st gen Core 2 Duo. The Wolfdale 45nm E6600 is a second gen Core 2 Duo and needs a newer chipset. Also Quad cores are not supported either such as the Kentsfield (Q6600, Q6700 and QX6850).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01 View Post

Because your Pentium dual core is a 65nm 1st gen Core 2 Duo. The Wolfdale 45nm E6600 is a second gen Core 2 Duo and needs a newer chipset. Also Quad cores are not supported either such as the Kentsfield (Q6600, Q6700 and QX6850).

Whats the highest E series CPU it can handle then?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post

Whats the highest E series CPU it can handle then?

E6700 @ 2.67 GHz or X6800 @ 2.93 GHz. But trust me, I still have my E2200 and the performance difference is not that great between an E2200 and E6700. You really need a new platform. There's no life left in the 945 platform you've got there.

EDIT:

Here's the support list.

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Edited by TheBlademaster01 - 2/29/12 at 3:58am
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