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Does the nforce 4 support the c2d?

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I have an almoast year old nforce 4 motherboard 133-P4-NF51-AX i really want core2duo and i have the money but i dont have any extra to buy a new mobo if i cant get the c2d to run on my motherboard then i'll just have to deal with a Pentium D 930 which isnt terrible but i really want more power
    
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Core 2 won't work unless it's been made in the last 6 months or so. Look it up on newegg and see if it says the Core 2 chips are supported.
    
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well idk i might have gotten it somewhere around 7monts ago but newegg no longer sells it i really want c2d is there any kind of bios update i can do? cause i know it can handle the D930 which is socket 775
    
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Most likely it won't support the C2D.
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No nForce4 boards supports C2D, and won't be able to very soon.
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well idk i might have gotten it somewhere around 7monts ago but newegg no longer sells it i really want c2d is there any kind of bios update i can do? cause i know it can handle the D930 which is socket 775

It's not about the socket, it's about the BIOS and the board design. there are many boards that did not support C2D, but then were re-designed and then the new versions of the boards would.

I don't know of any board available for retail sale 7 months ago that will run a C2D. I believe July was when the C2D motherboards began to become available.

There are some nForce 4 boards out now that support C2D.....but as they are nForce boards, they are terrible overclockers.....
post #7 of 10
Nforce chipsets dont bode will with an Intel CPU. Intel chipsets however do for obvious reasons. Some motherboards also need BIOS updates to become compatible.
post #8 of 10
Is it this board?

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...1-AX&family=20

If it is, it supports 1066FSB but no C2D I think. Ok thats weird on the site it says it support LGA775 Pentium and 1000MHz HyperTransport Link, I thought that was only for AMD cpu's?

Yea doesnt support conroe on this bios:

http://secure.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=17713&vpn=133-P4-NF51-AX&manufacture=eVGA
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yep thats my board
    
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It's not about the socket, it's about the BIOS and the board design. there are many boards that did not support C2D, but then were re-designed and then the new versions of the boards would.

I don't know of any board available for retail sale 7 months ago that will run a C2D. I believe July was when the C2D motherboards began to become available.

There are some nForce 4 boards out now that support C2D.....but as they are nForce boards, they are terrible overclockers.....
Not the nForce4 for C2D, is there?
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